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About the author:
Norma Jean Lutz's writing career began when she enrolled in a writing correspondence course. Since then, she has had over 250 short stories and articles published in both secular and Christian publications. The full-time writer is also the author of over 50 published books under her own name and many ghostwritten books. Her books have been favorably reviewed in Affair de Coeur, Coffee Time Romance, Romance Reader at Heart, and The Romance Studio magazines, and her short fiction has garnered a number of first prizes in local writing contests.
Norma Jean is the founder of the Professionalism In Writing School, which was held annually in Tulsa for fourteen years. This writers' conference, which closed its doors in 1996, gave many writers their start in the publishing world.
A gifted teacher, Norma Jean has taught a variety of writing courses at local colleges and community schools, and is a frequent speaker at writers' seminars around the country. For eight years, she taught on staff for the Institute of Children's Literature. She has served as artist-in-residence at grade schools, and for two years taught a staff development workshop for language arts teachers in schools in Northeastern Oklahoma.
As co-host for the Tulsa KNYD Road Show, she shared the microphone with Kim Spence to present the Road Show Book Club, a feature presented by the station for more than a year. She has also appeared in numerous interviews on KDOR-TV.
Presently (in addition to her own writing endeavors) Norma Jean is actively reaching out to other writers via the Internet and social media
Rockin' into Romance
Ms Norma Jean Lutz
Clash of Cultures
Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Handel - Arianna Stefanoff is familiar with the works of all these and more. Growing up in a musical family, she has an intimate knowledge of classical composers and compositions. On the other hand, her knowledge of the latest rock stars and their current hits borders on zilch.
Being steeped in classical music blended well while the Stefanoffs lived in the culturally-heavy city of Boston. But once her symphony-conductor father accepted the conductor position for the St. Louis Symphony, Arianna is suddenly catapulted out of her comfort zone.
Her new set of friends have scant appreciation for her flavor of music. She doesn't think much of theirs either. Then her friend, Kara, persuades her to enter a contest - a contest in which the winner is treated to a weekend date in New York City with rock star, Reid Lavelle.
Explosions ensue when, against all the odds, Arianna wins. The girls at her school are not only jealous but furious knowing she's not even a fan of Reid's. Reid's ego is mangled when he learns his date knows nothing about his music. All signs point to disaster.
Is Arianna destined to be ostracized forever just because of a dumb contest? And could it possibly be that her own narrow-mindedness regarding Reid is aiding in her misery?
- Publication Date:
- 0990803708 / 9780990803706
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / General