Thursday, May 2, 2013

Somewhere Between Black and White by Shelly Hickman

Romance, humor, family drama, with a touch of Buddhism. Sound interesting?
When approaching life's problems, Sophie sees in black and white. That is, when they're someone else's problems. So when it comes to her sister, Sophie is sure she has all the answers, and offers them without hesitation. If only her sister would listen.

Then, through a series of chance encounters, she meets Sam, who is witty, kind, and downright unflappable. Sophie has the overwhelming sense that she's known him before, and as a relationship builds between them, odd visions invade her mind. Though she tries to dismiss them, their persistence will not allow it.

As someone who is quick to judge others, she is intrigued by Sam's ability to accept people as they are. She begins to see him as a role model, but try as she may, his accepting nature is difficult to emulate.

Will Sophie ever be able to put her hasty judgments aside and realize not every problem has a simple solution?

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Author Bio:

Living in Las Vegas since she was two, Shelly Hickman has witnessed many changes in the city over the years. She graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Art in 1990, and in her early twenties worked as an illustrator for a contractor for the Nevada Test Site. In the mid-90s, she returned to school to earn her Masters degree in Elementary Education. She now teaches computer applications and multimedia at a middle school in Las Vegas. She loves to write about people, examining their flaws, their humor, spirituality, and personal growth. Shelly lives with her husband, two children, and their dog, Frankie.

Connect with Shelly!

Twitter: @shellyhickman

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  1. Good luck on your tour, Shelly!! Looking forward to reading your novel! :)

  2. Have fun on your tour, Shelly! Tweeted for you and will keep an eye out during the tour and retweet!

  3. Thank you, ladies! I appreciate it. :)

  4. I received a review copy from Shelly and thought the book was great! Had some laugh out scenes. Definitely worth reading.

  5. Very intriguing blurb, it is always great when the main characters aren't perfect but instead are envolving

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  6. Thank you for the compliment, Rhonda! And Shannon, I appreciate you stopping by! :)

  7. Sounds great! Fun tour!




    1. Haha! I would be too, Tiffany. ;) Thank you!

  9. Sounds like a wonderful book! Good luck with the tour.

    1. Thanks for stopping to say hello, BookLady. :)

  10. Shelly...How interesting! What kind of illustrating did you do for the Nevada Test Site?
    I've never been to Nevada but I will be going to a Library conference there next summer. I'd love to visit the test site and maybe see the Library there.

  11. Hi Roger! This was back in the days before we had all these great computer programs we have now. We drew maps, made signs, developed photo transparencies for presentations. All very antiquated stuff by today's standards, but it was fun. I didn't actually work AT the Test Site, but in Las Vegas, but I did take a tour there once and went down into one of the tunnels that was so deep, I swear the elevator ride on the way down felt like I was going into the depths of hell. LOL. Thanks for coming by!

  12. The blurb is so interesting. In some ways, I think I'm Sophie. I see things very black and white and can be quick to judge. Sometimes I wish I could be more accepting.

    1. Catherine, as much as I try not to, it seems the older I get, the quicker I am to judge. I work on it. :)


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