Abel-Helwig – I Wish My Words Tasted Better

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About the Book

This is a new edition of the 2020 SPARK Honor Award Winner for excellence in non-traditional publishing for older readers, in the Novel category, I Wish My Words Tasted Better is 82k words, most of them delicious. Impetuous Sofi, a sarcastic seventeen-year-old military brat is on a Road To Redemption Tour. Her best friend Shelley has mapped out their adventure, knowing Alex, who’s frustrated by his attraction to Sofi despite her past indiscretions, is key to Sofi’s journey. After a bumpy start, friendship switches gears fueled by witty banter on the dance floor and lacrosse field. On a semester abroad in England, Sofi takes a dangerous detour. An exciting sting and upbeat playlist enhance this fast-paced, fun-filled, meet-cute adventure.

This book is part of the Hero series.

How to Buy the Book

I Wish My Words Tasted Better  is available worldwide, from brick-and-mortar stores like your favorite neightborhood bookstore/café to online stores (see the links to different countries below) or order directly from us using the link below.

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Book Details

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Culicidae Press (October 30, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover and Paperback ‏ : ‎ 316 pages
ISBN ‏ : ‎ 978-1683150718 (hardcover)
ISBN  : 978-1683150688 (paperback)
ASIN  : B08TQH96VL (Kindle)
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 15 – 18 years
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.05 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.91 x 8.5 inches

About the Author

Kris is a graphic designer, author, and illustrator of multiple picture books, a young adult novel series and is currently working on a modern crime fiction novel. She enjoyed substitute teaching for more than ten years in Virginia, Colorado, and Iowa. Originally from Illinois, she and her husband Mike moved coast to coast and a few states in between while he was in the military, then an analyst. After eight years in colorful Colorado, they followed their youngest to Iowa State University in amiable Ames, where Mike taught for nine years, including summer abroad classes in Europe, giving Kris the dream opportunity to wander, photograph and write. They just moved to Manhattan, Kansas, where Mike will teach at Kansas State as they build a mountain home in Monument, Colorado. They are owned by a herd of cats and dogs and enjoy visits with their three dashing sons, two amazing daughters-in-law, two darling grandsons, and fabulous friends near and far. Diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2001 and a benign brain tumor in 2022, Kris advocates early detection, aggressive treatment, and thriving happily ever after.

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