Weekend Writing Warriors – Donuts in an Empty Field #WeWriWa


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Donuts in an Empty Field is a contemporary, realistic fiction, and Young Adult novel about two best friends, the local food challenge, and letting go of anger.

This excerpt is from chapter one, the beginning of the book.


We haven’t opened this room in five years.

“Are you sure you’re up for this, Vanessa?” Mom asks.

I nod, but I’m not ready. How can I deal? Dad could be alive if he hadn’t tried to be a hero.

I glance back at Mom and take a deep breath before I grab the office doorknob, turn, and push.

The smell hits me. Stale. Humid.

This is not how I remember Dad.


Vanessa and her Mom have to clean out Dad’s office. It’s been four years since he died. What will it take for Vanessa to get through her grief and to move on, living it up as a teenager in Florida with a wild-child best friend?


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Local young adult writer, Rachel Barnard, will release the first novel in her young adult For the Love of Donuts series titled Donuts in an Empty Field with Life’s a Book Publishing, June 3rd, 2016 (AKA National Donut Day). Pre-order your copy HERE.

Letting go of anger is life’s greatest challenge.

Vanessa hasn’t been the same since her father’s death. A hero until the end, he died saving a restaurant owner’s son from a burning building. Nessa blames the boy, but her best friend Nichole thinks it’s time to let go of the past. In a last ditch effort to break Nessa’s obsession, Nichole hopes signing up for the local food challenge will bust her out of her shell. A single choice defines the road ahead for Nessa. Doing the right thing isn’t easy, but living with the consequences of doing nothing might be worse.


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