As I mentioned in yesterday’s entry, one would think there is a lot of competition between writers. To a certain extent there is, but in the main, we all produce different material, or, the same material constructed in a variety of ways.
So I am not afraid to introduce my friend, Jacinta, who has just released her debut young adult novel, The Foreigner.
The novel, with a striking memoir theme, documents how Philippine teen, Jacinta Sequentez, joins a social networking web site to find a foreign boyfriend. She forms a friendship with Wayne, who lives in England.
Following a six month exchange of texts and letters, Wayne visits Jacinta and proposes, a step that leads them both to England, and marriage. However, during a spate of loneliness and homesickness, Jacinta seeks companionship from the internet, leaving behind a trail of access to dating and chat sites.
Wayne chances upon the search history. A fierce argument ensues. Harmony is restored, but again fractured when Jacinta learns that Wayne has been arrested to face a police enquiry in Canada. She fears more than just losing husband and home.
And then she gives birth to her first child.