Help Me Write My Book!


Now that you’ve clicked through to my website, you’re clearly ready and willing to help me write my next young adult suspense novel and be a lantern to light my path!

A hint about the plot: Seventeen-year-old Liora has the gift of healing and some really bad guys want to harness her gift for their own nefarious activities.

Here’s what I need:

  1. A name for the cute teenaged guy who helps Liora (my seventeen-year-old main character). I’m looking for a cool guy’s name, but kind of distinctive.
  2. Ways for Liora to escape New York City because she’s trying to get away from the bad guys. Note: She doesn’t have money and doesn’t know who she can trust.
  3. I know NYC area fairly well, having lived on Long Island for five years. But, besides the main highways, what are some smaller routes Liora could use to get out of the city and head west? (Scenic or cultural things one might encounter along the way would be a wonderful bonus.)
  4. Name some small towns in Pennsylvania and Ohio where Liora could hole up for a short time and go unnoticed.

If you come up with some great ideas that I use in my book, your name will be listed on my acknowledgements page …and you’ll be famous!!! And, your name will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of the book when it comes out.

Comment on this post with your suggestions, and be sure to leave your name and email address.

Thanks so much for your help.

Love, Dena





6 thoughts on “Help Me Write My Book!”

  1. I’ve never been to NY, PA, or OH, so I can’t make any suggestions there. But my name suggestion is Lincoln. 🙂 Can’t wait to read the book!

    1. Danielle, that’s a great name. I’m going to try it out on my next chapters and see how it fits. Thanks so much!

  2. How about Hudson for your male lead. And perhaps she meets a traveling nurse heading to small towns in the Midwest to serve in a public health project.

    1. David, I love the name Hudson! Thanks for the suggestions. I’m logging them all in so I know which suggestions came from whom. I really appreciate the thoughts.

  3. Hi Dena

    Always liked the name Logan or Conner. Have had family live in western ohio, Bryan, Van Wert, Carlisle, New Carlisle and Defiance. One on the eastern side is Alliance but it is bigger.

    Can’t wait to read another one of your books!


    1. Robin, those are great suggestions. I’m writing them all down. It’ll be fun to use some of these suggestions throughout the book!

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