I had a lot of fun reading Paula Stokes' The Art of Lainey. It's a delightful book, heartwarming and realistic and cute, and complete with some REALLY great characters. I also may have gotten slightly attached to a certain Micah Foster. Luckily for me, Infinite Repeat, a Micah e-novella and prequel story to The Art of Lainey, releases today. Paula is here to talk about Infinite Repeat and some of the challenges faced when writing it.
Seventeen-year-old Micah Foster is looking forward to the return of his girlfriend, Amber, who's been away in Los Angeles recording an EP with her band. But when Amber returns home on the anniversary of Micah's dad's death, something feels different and Micah pushes her away.
Over the next week, as Micah tries to repair his relationship with Amber, he relives the events of the past few years and recognizes a pattern. His friends and family are right--he self-destructs every April, right around the time his dad died, hurting people he cares about in the process. Will Amber be this year's casualty? Or can Micah escape his past in time to fix his present?