If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.
Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.
Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out The Silver Words. The Silver Words came into being as the .com version of a blog I worked on for about a year and a half called RealityLapse under WordPress.com. Because of this, you might see the terms RealityLapse, RL or improperly formatted code in my old posts. If you see this, please give me a heads up! I will be working on The Silver Words for the next few months so little things are likely over time. :) But for now, I HAVE A NEW BLOG, and I’m so happy that some amazing people could help me out with it’s release. Thanks so much to Heather for taking the time to write a little about her blog and it’s playlist!
Sia’s Day Too Soon goes really well with the climax of the book. It just really highlights how Josh and Sky are both feeling in that moment.
Absolutely. Josh is dealing with PTSD, grief, and the loss of his leg. He feels like he doesn’t fit in with his old life anymore, but because of his injury, he’s not sure that his fits in with the Marines, either. Sky’s worried her dreams aren’t going to come true and she’s grappling with what it would mean to be stuck in Creek View forever.
Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay – that song is in the book and the scene it’s in came out of nowhere for me. I had no idea it was going to happen, but then, after writing it I was like, OF COURSE.
It’s hard to describe without spoilers. It’s something Josh does after a party by the Creek that sends Sky reeling.
Thanks again to Heather for writing this! I’m really excited for I’LL MEET YOU THERE, and I can’t wait to listen to the songs while I’m reading the book. Until then, Heather has written a letter to readers of I’LL MEET YOU THERE and also come up with a really cool Valentine’s Day special promo. Check them out and be sure to connect with Heather below!
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I love books. I love writing stories almost as much as I like reading them. When I’m not traipsing aroundthe world, I prefer to spend my time in imaginary places—maybe I’ll see you in one of them. I’ll be the one with my nose in a book and more tattoos than your mother would approve of.