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L L Eadie

L. L. Eadie is passionate about writing and reading - especially for young adults. Before she was published her works earned her Florida Writers' Association's Royal Palm Literary Awards. She credits her success not only for being an active member of both FWA and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, but also belonging to several critique groups over the past ten plus years she's been writing.

She is a proud Gator graduate of the University of Florida - holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She taught numerous  ...See more >


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"An insightful but also fun tale about a young celebrity taking charge of her life."

Kirkus Reviews


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Hometown Lake City, Florida

Favorite author Kate DiCamillo

Day job writer

Favorite line from a book My name is India Opal Buloni, and last summer my daddy, the preacher, sent me to the store for a box of macaroni-and-cheese, some white rice, and two tomatoes and I came back with a dog.

Favorite word Requested

Passion in life Family - first, writing - second and reading - third


BOOKS REVIEWED BY KIRKUS:

CHILDREN'S & TEEN
Pub Date:
ISBN: 978-1491213704
Page count: 244pp

Sixteen-year-old Tuesday Greenwood is a teen rock star in Eadie’s young-adult debut.

Tuesday is a beautiful, talented and obedient child star, ordered around by her bipolar stage mother, Constance, and her agent, Uncle Monty. The two adults are Tuesday’s entire, lonely, rule-filled world until the singer meets Zelda—the daughter of Tuesday’s housekeeper and a fellow teenager—who plots to show Tuesday a good time. Horrified by Tuesday’s sheltered and puritanical life, Zelda compels her to re-examine the way her mother pushes her around, spending her daughter’s money and not allowing her any freedom. The two grow close as Tuesday recognizes how isolated she has become, having only her song lyrics for solace. Under Zelda’s influence, Tuesday begins to fight back, demanding to change her image from a clean-cut role model for tweens to an edgy rocker who sings about harsh, personal conflicts. As Constance plans for Tuesday to sing a new, wholesome song at a prom, Zelda becomes even more important as a supportive friend who encourages the young star to think for herself. The singer then meets Brady Paul, a good-looking boy at the high school where she will be performing, and she realizes that, with Zelda by her side, she can discover all kinds of new ways to get what she wants. Written in a light, easy style, Tuesday’s story of emotional emancipation is one that any teenager can appreciate. Eadie’s work stands out from the usual teen novel: It doesn’t glamorize Tuesday’s celebrity life but highlights the loneliness it brings. The protagonist is a well-drawn, likable heroine whose impossible home life makes her sympathetic.

An insightful but also fun tale about a young celebrity taking charge of her life. 

ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE:

DON'T KISS AND TELL (Unpublished)
YA

Permit Coral - a fourteen year old freshman to take you into her life by reading her journal, and listening to her side of the story - DON'T KISS AND TELL. See how easily an innocent child can become inappropriately involved with a young, popular male teacher - one that is admired and highly respected by the faculty, students and their parents. Coral does not fit the mold of a victim of sexual molestation; she is not neglected, abused or from a broken home. On the contrary, Coral's relationship with her family is a healthy normal one. However, Coral is influenced by not only her family but peers, and the popular teacher, as the story evolves. Who would believe her?


JENNIFEROLOGY (Unpublished)
YOUNG ADULT

Jennifer Brice Hamilton hates her mother, her mom's boyfriends, her new neighborhood, school, and has placed her father in the nonexistent column. Because her once posh lifestyle has been destroyed by her parent's divorce. Jennifer rebels. However, her grandmother - Mama Rudeen - invites her into her world - A world of pink plastic flamingos, palm trees, flying roaches, poker and yoga nights, titty-pink convertible Cadillac rides, an eighteen hole golf course at her grandmother's mobile home Florida retirement community - Camelot. Jennifer surprises even herself and creates her own awesome new life (which she captures in a sketchbook titled JENNIFEROLOGY) that is until her mother returns for her. Do you believe in Camelotism? Maybe it takes a retirement village to raise a child.


LYING DOWN IN WIREGRASS (Unpublished)
YOUNG ADULT

Gentry Wickleham has moved five times in the past three years. Her family's newest location is Wiregrass, Georgia where a senile aunt resides in a three story Victorian home. Along with her deceased sixteen year old daughter - Sylvie - that haunts it. Gentry falls in love with the town's most eligible high school senior - Legend Wallace. However, Gentry's brother also has his eye on Legend. Gentry discovers their secret and agrees to become Legend's beard - his cover girl. Gentry believes if she can fall in love with a gay guy why can't he fall for a straight girl? Sylvie the ghost gets involved in Gentry's scam and does her best to change her mind because she herself got caught up in a gay relationship only to be discovered and shamed. She wants to prevent Gentry from the same perils she suffered - suicide.


MISTAKEN IDENTITY
YOUNG ADULT

Sixteen year old recording artist and sitcom star - Tuesday Greenwood is outgrowing her bubblegum image and preteen fanatical fans. She wants desperately to reinvent herself to appeal to her generation. With snarky help from Zelda - her antagonistic anti-fan - Tuesday changes her music genre and her look to not-so-innocent. However, her mother, who is her manager, and Uncle Monty, her agent stand firmly in her way. With mom and Monty pulling her one way and Zelda the other, which way will Tuesday go, or will she be torn apart?

ISBN: 978-1491213704
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