Becky’s Kiss by Nicholas Fisher
What inspired your book?
I love baseball and I am a sucker for a good love story. I thought I would mix the two and add some mystery as well.
How do you spend your free time?
I write in most of my free time, but I am an avid sports fan. I also like reading.
What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?
I like to tell too much, and many readers think my descriptions are over the top. I work in drafts to combat this, and the last draft is the one where I cut out all the stuff I donâ€™t absolutely need.
When did you first realize you were an author?
Am I? I always thought of myself as more of a dreamer!
“It could not be worse for ninth grader Becky Michigan on her first day at a new school, sitting in beet juice and staining her white jeans in a classroom about to fill up with students. In the nick of time, a gorgeous blonde boy named Danny comes in and offers his over-sized baseball jersey so she can cover up, get to the office, and change. By the time she pulls the shirt over her head, however, he has mysteriously disappeared.
Becky scours the school in search of her dream-athlete and wonders why after contact with him she has magically gained the ability to throw a fastball ninety miles per hour! Instead of finding the answer, however, Becky’s new skill pits her against the school bully and the entire varsity baseball team.
That night, after her exciting showdown in front of the entire school, Danny shows up at her bedroom window. If she will agree to meet him behind Rutledge High at midnight on the ball field at the edge of the woods, he promises to reveal a secret meant to alter the past and change her life forever.”