What’s the same? Both books have the word “CLOUDS” in their titles, and the colors on the covers are very similar. Aimee Louise is on the cover of both books. What else is the same? The story of the US grid going down, and the farm becoming a refuge for neighbors and friends. And the villain? No change there either!
What’s different? THE GIRL WHO SAW CLOUDS is a Young Adult Novel, with a focus on Aimee Louise and the other children.
DANGER IN THE CLOUDS is a revision with the emphasis on Major Elliott and the other adults.
Same story; different perspectives.
Which should you read? Depends on which perspective appeals to you.
THE GIRL WHO SAW CLOUDS
DANGER IN THE CLOUDS
psst. if you read both, let me know which one you prefer. And why, of course.
If you’ve read DANGER IN THE CLOUDS, you know SPAM ® is celebrated as a delicacy. For SPAM-aficionados, there is nothing better than a hot SPAM sandwich with mustard unless it is fried SPAM for breakfast. Or you might find SPAM on a celebratory pizza, like in DANGER IN THE CLOUDS.
But look at what I found in my local grocery store! SPAM has gone to the next level! BACON!! PURE POETRY! Don’t you know Josh would say, “This is my favorite meal.”
In case you haven’t read DANGER IN THE CLOUDS, here’s the link on Amazon. Wouldn’t want you to be left out.
MAGGIE SLOAN’s lifelong dream to be a spy began when she was four years old and already a focused, self-trained spy. After college, Maggie’s job searches are futile despite her willingness to consider diverse employment opportunities, until the county library system hires her as a librarian.
When Maggie’s brilliant observational talents and her potential to expose complex criminal activity draw the attention of an international ring, she becomes their target. However, a senseless murder changes her life forever, and MAGGIE transforms from prey to predator.
Will the librarian with the soul of a spy and the unusual security team stop the desperate kingpins or will she become the latest victim? It all comes down to kill or be killed.
I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SPY is published! What do you prefer? Reading an eBook or a paperback. Good news! You can read Maggie’s story electronically or hold the beautiful book in your hands.
I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SPY is so fresh off the press, so to speak, Amazon hasn’t had time to coordinate the editions!
This link is for the electronic book.
This link is for the paperback.
If you love Maggie’s story, leave a review!
Have you ever heard an author say, “My first draft is my worst.” It’s true for me. And this is what it looks like. Can you kind of see where I was going with that first draft?
Watch for I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SPY to be published February 9 on Amazon. It’s Editor-Approved.
What’s your favorite way to read an online newsletter? Are you a computer reader or a phone or tablet reader?
According to the latest stats for my monthly newsletter, 57.3% of my faithful subscribers read the Judith A. Barrett enewsletter on a desktop – click. The other 42.7%, on a mobile device – tap.
When I first started blogging in 2005, no one thought about the differences between reading on a desktop screen and a mobile device screen. If you don’t remember, reading a newsletter or any text was UGLY when smartphones were first available.
So back to my original question – what do you prefer? Do you click or do you tap? And are you receiving my monthly newsletter? Because February is almost here, and newsletters are GORGEOUS these days.
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MAJOR DAVE ELLIOTT is a widowed farmer retired from the Florida State Highway Patrol who lives with his dog, Shadow. His lonely days on his Florida farm abruptly change when his 17-year-old granddaughter with autism, AIMEE LOUISE, comes to live with him.
Aimee Louise doesn’t see facial expressions; she sees “clouds” that reveal a person’s true feelings and intentions. After a cyberattack, the nation’s electrical grid collapses, and the sheriff’s family and others take refuge at the Major’s farm.
When Aimee Louise sees danger in the clouds, her gift thwarts the criminal masterminds who intend to control the US government. When she becomes their target, Major goes on the attack to stop the criminals. Can he succeed where others have tragically failed?
If the description of DANGER IN THE CLOUDS sounds familiar to you, it’s because it’s the story from THE GIRL WHO SAW CLOUDS. Except it is more focused on Major Dave Elliott and the other adults. You’ll also notice Aimee Louise and Rosalie are 17 and 16, respectively. The point was to get the book off the “Middle Grade” bookshelf because of the adult situations of murder and conspiracy. If you read THE GIRL WHO SAW CLOUDS, you’ll love DANGER IN THE CLOUDS because you already know the basic story, now you can look for all the twists.
The Girl Who Saw Clouds
A novel entitled Novel Needs a Name, also called N3, got its start in 2017. It underwent 108 revisions by the time it was published as The Girl Who Saw Clouds in June 2018. The Girl Who Saw Clouds received the 2018 Semi-Finalist Royal Palm Literary Award.
Sweet Deal Sealed
Sweet Deal was a short story in early 2017 too. The beta readers and critics asked for more detail, and the novella Sweet Deal Sealed was born and published in May 2018.
Both books are rated FIVE STARS on AMAZON.
GOAL ~ EXCEEDED!