BIO: Tracy Bilen is a high school French and Spanish teacher in Michigan where she lives with her husband and two children. Before moving to Michigan, Tracy taught at a ski school for high school students in Vermont (Spanish, not skiing!). In college she spent her junior year abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris where she lived in a dorm run by nuns (and where she had to run down four flights of stairs to take a phone call). She enjoys cross-country skiing and walks in the woods. Her debut young adult novel, What She Left Behind, will be published by Simon Pulse in Summer 2012. You can visit Tracy’s website at http://www.tracybilen.com/.
DEBUT: What She Left Behind (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster, Summer 2012)
Sixteen-year-old Sara and her mom are running away from home. But not until tomorrow. Tonight there's one last dinner with Dad, who still asks why her dead brother is late for dinner.
Sara's mom says to meet her at the Dairy Dream. Then she never shows up. And everything in the suitcase Sara had packed has been put away. Neatly. Like her dad would do.
Where is Sara's mom? Will Sara find her before it's too late?
5 necessities for the Apocalypse:
book: Before I fall by Lauren Oliver
movie: The Notebook
song: Tim McGraw’s Felt Good on My Lips
T.V. series: The Closer
candy: 3 Musketeers