More about the author
Jody Scott-Smith lives with her family that includes three small dogs. She does dog agility; a sport where they have to complete weave poles, jumps and a-frames, etc. They teach her more than she trains them. Jody Scott-Smith enjoys camping in her motor home for a weekend of agility trials.
When her daughter Kelli was a tween, Jody Scott-Smith struggled to give her direction in forming friendships. Kelli’s friends came over often and she took time to get to know them, even if she had to drive them home. If asked about mistakes, Jody Scott-Smith would say she either voiced her opinions too soon or not soon enough. It’s a matter of timing.
Jody Scott-Smith feels the basic challenges of being a tween and teen hasn’t changed much. There’s always the ‘fitting in’ and cliques that everyone wants to be a part of. There are often problems at home, too.
Jody Scott-Smith wants to her readers develop survival skills as Kara does in Straight From The Onion Vine. The first book is ‘be-tween’ followed by ‘turnaround’ And ‘lasting past’.
Notice anything different? The cover of ‘be-tween’ has been updated. When I began writing, I wanted readers to relate to Kara and Scott before knowing their ethnicity. Made no difference to readers, so changed cover to reflect that. Read on!