On THE AUTHORS' WORDS, Author Barbara Ehrentreu

JD Holiday talks with author Barbara Ehrentreu about her Young Adult novels,  If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor and After!

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Barbara Ehrentreu
Barbara is a retired teacher with a Masters degree in Reading and Writing K-12 and seventeen years of teaching experience. If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor, Barbara’s first YA novel, was published by MuseItUp Publishing. This novel won 2nd place in the Preditors & Editors Poll for the Best Young Adult Book of 2011. Her second YA novel, When My Life Changed is scheduled to be released by MuseItUp Publishing this summer or fall. In addition, Barbara has a story in the anthology, Lavender Dreams, also by the same publisher. All proceeds from this anthology go to cancer research.


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Carolyn Samuels is obsessed with the idea of being popular. She is convinced that the only thing keeping her from happiness is her too heavy for fashion body and not being a cheerleader. Hyperventilating when she gets nervous doesn’t help. When she is paired for a math project with the girl who tormented her in middle school, Jennifer Taylor, she is sure it is going to be another year of pain. With Carolyn’s crush on Jennifer’s hunky junior quarterback, Brad her freshman year in high school looks like a rerun of middle school. When Jennifer is the only student who knows why she fell in gym class, Carolyn is blackmailed into doing her math homework in return for Jennifer’s silence. Jennifer takes on Carolyn as a pity project since she can’t be seen with someone who dresses in jeans and sweatshirts. When Jennifer invites Carolyn to spend the night to make her over and teach her to tumble, Carolyn learns Jennifer’s secret and lies to her own friends to cover it up. Will Carolyn become a cheerleader and popular? Does she continue to keep Jennifer’s secret? Or will she be a target of this mean girl again?

BUY AT: www.amazon.com/Could-Like-Jennifer-Taylor-ebook/dp/B005NWRLL6

When My Life Changed is a story about the struggles a fifteen year old girl goes through when her father suddenly has a heart attack and undergoes bypass surgery. Her life changes one night with one phone call, and the story shows the changes and how they affect her. Lauren is a character with whom most teens will relate. Her best friend Joey is going out with her enemy and they have grown apart. She goes from barely being home due to softball practice to spending more time with her family. She must deal with both her father’s illness and being in school and the demands on her from both ends complicate the story. In the middle of all this, she finds that all of a sudden she is developing feelings for her best friend that are more than friendly. How does she cope with all the changes while this sweet love story evolves? Does her father recover? Add to this her best friend’s mean girl friend, Amber, who doesn’t appreciate Lauren in the picture.
www.amazon.com/After-Barbara-Ehrentreu-ebook/dp/B00NDYDC3C Find out more about Barbara Ehrentreu and her books at: Barbara's Meanderings barbaraehrentreu.blogspot.com/

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