Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Bit About Nicole O'Dell

Sixteen-year-old Carmen Castillo wonders what it would be like to have a pair of ruby slippers.
“There’s no place like home. . .”
“There’s no place like home. . .”
“There’s no place like home.”

But then reality sets in, and Carmen concludes that ruby slippers are mere fiction. Constant prayers that her parents will patch things up remain unanswered. . .and her hurtful world becomes too much for her to bear. Trapped by resentment and anger, Carmen lashes out the only way she knows how and soon finds herself at a crossroads.

Will Carmen find the path to ultimate peace and contentment that her heart longs for? Or will her troubled soul remain forever embittered?

Series Description:
DIAMOND ESTATES. Three girls are on a journey to find hope and healing. Each coming to Diamond Estates seeking solace… Each with her own unique set of struggles… And each capturing hearts and challenging the faith of teen girls.




Nicole O'Dell, founder of Choose NOW Ministries and host of Choose NOW

Radio: Parent Talk and Teen Talk, is a youth culture expert who writes and speaks to preteens, teenagers, and parents about how to prepare for life's tough choices. She’s author of YA fiction, including the popular Scenarios for Girls interactive fiction series and the Diamond Estates Series, and non-fiction for teens including Girl Talk, 2/1/12, which she wrote with her two daughters based on their popular advice column. Hot Buttons, O’Dell’s non-fiction series for parents helps pre-empt peer pressure by tackling tough issues. Visit for more info.

Check back tomorrow to find out who Nicole fears the most in her book!

Nicole is giving away a copy of The Embittered Ruby. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!


Abbi Hart (gatorade635) said...

Ohh this series looks so good! Thanks for the awesome chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book. It sounds interesting. Enjoyed the interview. Thanks!
Maxie ( )

apple blossom said...

I know a teenager that would be thrilled if I won this book. She saw it and asked it I was going to get this book. She read the Wishing Pearl and loved it.
Thanks for chance to win

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Charity U said...

Please enter me! I'd love to read this. :)


Marianne said...

Wow - this sounds awesome. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Marianne - az

mitzi underscore wanham at gmail dot com

Nancee said...

Another new author for me. This is an interesting sounding book. Thank you for offering this contest.
Nancee in Michigan

Nicole O'Dell said...

Thanks so much everyone! :)

Laura J said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book!

laurelprincess12 at gmail dot com

Jo said...

This sounds like a series that I would enjoy reading. Thank you for the opportunity!


Emma said...

Please enter me in this contest.The Embittered Ruby sounds like a great book. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Teela said...

please enter me in the giveaway! Thank you,

Lady DragonKeeper said...

And don't forget , Mrs. O'Dell is giving away a kindle touch on her website! Thanks for the chance to win!

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