Monday, July 1, 2013

BLOG TOUR STOP: To My Hero by Danielle Sibarium

Welcome to the IFB stop on the Danielle Sibarium To My Hero Blog Tour, hosted by Crazy Girl Tours. Check out Danielle's Guest Post below, and enter the awesome giveaway.

To My Hero: A Blog of Our Journey TogetherReleased: April 2013
Publisher: KFR Communications
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:
It would’ve been different if I had courage, even an ounce of it. But I was a coward from the day I met you, Ryan Crowley. I still am. In the end it doesn’t matter. The bottom line is the same. It’s my fault. 

When the unthinkable happens Carly Cavanough is left beaten, betrayed, and devastated. Her best friend doesn’t understand. Her parents won’t listen. Everyone in her life turns against her. She’s alone. Completely alone, except for Ryan Crowley, the boy she’s been crushing on for years. She won’t admit to him what she can’t admit to herself. But he understands without words. He knows more about what she’s going through than she can possibly imagine and he knows what it will take to start the healing. 

With Ryan’s help Carly begins to piece together the fragments of her once perfect life and embarks on a journey of love and healing, just long enough for the rug to be pulled out from under her again. Can she find the strength and will to pull herself together to save Ryan and herself when their lives are on the line?


 It started at story time with my daughter. I walked past the Tuff Stuff section at the book store and spotted Stolen by Lucy Christopher. The cover wasn’t one that would usually catch my attention, but there was something about it that drew me in. I picked it up and looked at the back. Then I sat down and started reading the first few pages. One of the things that intrigued me about Stolen was the way it was told, in second person point of view (POV).
 I loved it.                                
 I never read anything written in second person POV before. If I did, it didn’t stick with me. As I continued, I  felt this writing style helped draw the reader in and immediately I knew I wanted to write a tuff stuff book using this POV, I just didn’t have it all put together yet.
 Sometime later, I sat at the table my fingertips tapping away at the keyboard. I had a female character pass out in a cemetery and wake up in her bedroom. She found a guy she’d never invite back to her house, sitting in a chair next to her bed with no memory of how either of them got there.  And then it all came together.
 Suddenly my mission became very clear. I say mission because I couldn’t block this out or put it in the back of my mind while I finished the book I was currently working on. The voices were too loud and needed to escape. I didn’t want to tell this story. I needed to. I wanted to use the second person POV to help the reader become invested in Carly’s journey of pain and healing.
 For anyone who had the unfortunate experience of going through a relationship that resulted in sexual abuse, I wanted to offer them the sense of companionship.  You’re not alone. For others, I wanted to inspire a sense of encouragement; all is not lost. You can pick up the pieces and move on, even though moving on isn’t easy. It isn’t what happens to us in life that matters, it’s how we handle it.

Danielle SibariumAbout the Author
Danielle Sibarium author of For Always and the Heart Waves Series grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her childhood, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.
In 2004 Danielle won Honorable Mention in the Southern Heat contest. In 2007 she collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody.
Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.

1 comment:

  1. good to know some new releases!! and thanks for the great blog tour!


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