Okay. So as I prepare to launch
, I’ve decided to
put my vision for the book in writing and get it out into the universe.Here Goes:1.
Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story
will be a blockbuster success. I figure if Amanda Hocking can sell amillion plus e-books in just over a year, so can I. Anyone who enjoys a compelling story aboutovercoming adversity will love H
IPPIE BOY. It’s got it all
: a nemesis everyone can hate, acharismatic, vagabond father who
is convinced rules don’t apply to him
, a devout Mormonmother
obsessed with her family’s eternal salvation, a dirt
-poor existence and a feisty teenagegirl who hits the road to escape her life. And for everyone out there fascinated by the Mormonreligion and
curious about what it’s
like to grow up in a mainstream (but extreme) Mormonhousehold, this book is for you.2.
E-book Sponsorship/Promotion with Dr. Pepper.
While living on the road as a tool-sellingvagabond with my dad
a big part of the HIPPIE BOY story
we lived on Sugar Free Dr. Pepper.To me the drink represented freedom, which is what HIPPIE BOY is ultimately about. Thoughthat drink has now been renamed
Diet Dr. Pepper, I’m convinced
that HIPPIE BOY would
resonate in a big way with Dr. Pepper’s target audience. It’s all about freedom –
freedom to liveas you choose, freedom to be happy,
and in Diet Dr. Pepper’s case,
freedom from the caloriesfound in not-diet sodas.3.
HIPPIE BOY Optioned as a Movie/Screenplay:
THIS BOY’S LIFE
meets PAPER MOON,with some extreme Mormonism mixed in. I used to think Dakota Fanning would be the perfectactress to play the 13-year-old me. Now that she
15, I think her younger sister, Elle Fanning,would be great for the role
I would love to see Jake
Gyllenhaal play the part of my charismatic,free-wheeling dad.
Once HIPPIE BOY is up and running, I want to start sharing my storywith youth groups and women organizations. I want to be a voice for women and children whofind themselves in abusive, extreme situations and are searching for a way out. The gist of
HIPPIE BOY is that you can’t look to others to save you; you have to sa
ve yourself. Once Idiscovered my inner strength, I was able to stand up against oppression and abuse and create