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"Devils Don't Wear Velvet"
Named a finalist in the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards sponsored by the University of Arizona. As a finalist, I'm in the top 50 of 500 submissions
Sequel to "Angels Don't Get Tattoos"
See final editing activity of the sequel at the
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
A collapsing family in a Madison, Wisconsin neighborhood hurls Jasmine Ramirez, a shrewd and daring 16-year-old with an eyebrow piercing, into living with her ill grandparents. Her enduring love for them builds on childhood banana splits, a cherished artwork, and a rescue from her mother's drunken tantrum.
Now things are different. In this sequel to "Angels Don't Get Tattoos," Jasmine's best friend Kennedy is dead, her dad pulls away, grandmother has severe dementia, and both grandparents weaken and fade. Loyal and determined, Jasmine balances caring for them with her ambitions, friends, and tutoring Spanish. This delicate, clumsy balance is filled with grief and loneliness.
Nobody knows the whole story. Like her family, Jasmine is an expert at covering up, but things soon unravel in heartbreaking chaos.
A reviewer said:
"A tender story of a teenager's struggle to choose her path . . . Told with rare wisdom and an awfully big heart, Jasmine reminds us to be true to who you are and never look back."
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