Weekend Writing Warriors – Donuts in an Empty Field 11#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.

Vanessa has just shared her last fond memory of her late father with best friend Nichole.

“You should do it,” Nichole declares.
“You should do his bucket list.”
“What? No way.”
Mom appears in the doorway and I slide the paper under a stack of folders on the desk.
“Everything alright?” she asks.
Nichole looks at me and I shrug.
“Here, I’ll take the boxes out to the car,” she offers.

Why did Vanessa hide her dad’s bucket list from her mother? Will she actually try to do the things her father couldn’t from the list?

All feedback is welcome 🙂

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Local young adult writer, Rachel Barnard, released 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). 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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7 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors – Donuts in an Empty Field 11#WeWriWa

  1. Yes! Do the bucket list! Though hiding it from her mother does make me wonder what’s on it…


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