Lorna Schultz Nicholson – update on a new book

Lorna Schultz Nicholson was featured previously on Reading Recommendations in April, 2015, and is back now to tell us about a new novel in the One-to-One series for teens.

Born With

Born With
by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Published by Clockwise Press

There’s a Goodreads Giveaway until April 13 for 6 copies of this book – Canadian members only. You may enter here.

Meet Erika and Gianni: One is a fifteen-year-old girl who loves to dance and sing and make people laugh. She tells people that she was born with an extra gene, but her sister has to buy hers at the mall (ha, ha!!).

Being in three dance numbers in the school production of Grease is a big job, but with the help of her Best Buddy, Gianni, Erika knows her can be a star.

The other is a Grade 11 boy with a secret. Like his Best Buddy, Erika, who was born with Down Syndrome, Gianni loves to sing and dance. He also knows that he was born different from the other boys in his school — but is he that different from Blake, the cool, attractive male lead in the school play? Or is he just imagining that the sparks between them are mutual? And will the rough gang of guys at school also pick up on who he really is?

Told in the alternating voices of Erika and Gianni, Born With is the story of two teens who help each other to find their own versions of success and acceptance.

Each One-to-One novel tells the story of a different pair of teens participating in the Best Buddies program at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School. Follow the lives of this group of friends who come together with different expectations and problems, seeing the world from their own unique perspectives and facing it head on together.

Where to purchase Lorna’s book:
Amazon Canada
Amazon US
Chapters/Indigo
Goodreads

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? Fragile Bones – YA Contemporary

Quick description: Two teens: Two voices. Harrison is a 15-year-old boy with high functioning autism/Asperger’s and Anna is an overachiever in her senior year of high school. They are paired together in the Best Buddies club at their high school. Harrison and Anna meet for ice cream and at the Science Center and develop a friendship that goes through many emotions. Written in alternating voices, Fragile Bones is the story of an unlikely but beautiful friendship.

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Brief biography:
Lorna has published over thirty books, including picture books, middle grade fiction and YA fiction and non-fiction. They have been nominated for the Golden Eagle Award, Diamond Willow Award, and Red Cedar. She loves writing series. Fragile Bones is the first book in her One-2-One series. Oh, and she divides her time between Edmonton and Penticton and lives with her hubby, and two dogs: a whiny Bichon Shih Tzu and a naughty Mexican rescue dog.

Links to buy Lorna’s book:
Amazon
Chapters/Indigo

Lorna’s promo links:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

What are you working on now?
The second book in the One-2-One series. There is no title as of yet but it will be about Erika, (a 15-year old born with Down syndrome), and Gianni, her Best Buddy. It will be released in March 2016 with Clockwise Press.

Lorna’s reading recommendation:
Since I’m a voracious reader and always have a book on the go I will tell you what I just finished. 1) The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. I’m a bit of a crime fiction junkie and this was an entertaining read. 2) Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius. This is a very interesting and deeply emotional memoir about a young boy locked in his body. Since Canada has so many wonderful children’s writers I also recommend Teresa Toten and the Unlikely Hero of Room 13B. And Crush, Candy, Corpse by Sylvia McNicoll. My mother has Alzheimer’s so this book resonated with me. Also, Janet Gurtler, Beverley Brenna, Natalie Hyde, (loved Hockey Girl), Susin Nielsen, Deborah Ellis (my hero) and there are so many more. Oh, and I can’t forget Ann-Marie MacDonald and Jane Urquhart. I could go on and on with this question so I’ll stop.