Her stepdad died the year she was born. Her mum doesn’t make sense as she tells the story, and Allan begins to suspect that she’s not the White Ass’ bastard child. She recruits her spanish teacher, Pireto and her best friend Johanna to find D.N.A. to test. But they find a suicide that might have been a murder.
I’m at a standstill with Stepdaddy’s Blood. My regular beta readers don’t know that I’m queer and I’m afraid some recent changes will give it away.
I feel a little guilty because I offered to beta read before and didn’t read all the way through. But if you’re reading this, you’re here, so here’s the opening:
She reckoned the trunk was the natural place for roaches to die. Emma Allan Packyard has to convince the landlord that the bugs all died, but they weren’t just dead; they were gone. She opens the old trunk.
For obvious reasons, I don’t want to post it all here. I’ve posted about it:
My ideal beta reader is 16-24 years old (Allan is an 18 year old senior in high school.) Knows some spanish and can give specifics about why or why not things work. Allan is exploring her biromantic asexuality, but you don’t have to be queer, just open to reading about queer people.
If you’re really interested, you don’t have to fit any of these! As long as I’ve seen you online and I know you can be serious, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a link to your blog and/or twitter and goodreads.
My idea is to send 1 chapter of around 1,000 words per week in a google doc you can comment on. In return, I can feature your underrated blog posts in a monthly wrap-up. If you have a better idea, please let me know. I have no money, but I have brains and time.
Let me know if you’d like to see monthly updates on Stepdaddy’s Blood here. And I promise next week will have real book discussions.