Author: Lillian McKinnon
Publication Date: Early October 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Blurb: Bike rides, days at the pool, karate class… the more some things stay the same, the more they change. Now, there’s boys. My best friend Amy pointed out that everybody but us has a boyfriend, and sure enough, even my awkward older brother has someone he’s crushing on. There is suddenly more to going at the pool, dances and parties, and even just hanging out. We try to impress each other, and maybe find our match. I capture all our moments with my camera, always observing and documenting it all for posterity. Will Amy finally find some fashion sense? Will I find someone who will want to be mine? And my brother, Aeric, who just came out as gay, will he be okay? Life suddenly seems so complicated.
But changes, well, some of them aren’t so bad.
“Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God,” he chanted, huffing and puffing. His eyes were practically popping out of his head. He looked remarkably like a horse ready to rear up and bolt.
“What? What? WHAT?!” squealed Amy.
“HE’S HERE!” he shouted. He looked around to see if the he in question had followed him and was listening in. He lowered his voice to a whisper. “Hot Coffee Shop Guy.” – A Life in Frames
About Lillian: Lillian McKinnon is the pen name for a rather sassy 13 year old home educated girl who lives and plays in the Northwest region of England. She doesn’t like being told she can’t do things because she’s a kid, and woe betide you if it’s because she’s a girl. She’s active in Scouts and is avid about karate. She also enjoys long bike rides, photography, kayaking, abseiling, canoeing, swimming, and is somewhat of an artist. She probably reads far too much, with bookcases full of novels and manga, a Kindle with an ever growing library, and online serials she avidly follows. She also has a fondness for vintage American sitcoms and modern sci fi and fantasy TV shows. When not reading, doing her educational assignments, writing, or indulging in her other hobbies, she spend time gaming with her younger brother, as long as he’s not annoyed her too much that day. Skill she would most like to learn next: surfing.