Happy Tuesday. I realize I haven’t posted a teaser in a while, and I apologize for that. 32 Seconds is really in the final stages of completion. I’m adjusting the last details for the release, and these things take time… I don’t have a set date yet, but know that the novel will be available as paperback and ebook on Amazon in November – more mid-November than beginning of the month. As soon as I know the date, I will let you now!
I groaned. “What does she want?”
Evan and Susan crouched next to me.
“She comes when you lose your temper,” he whispered. “I already told you that.”
“Oh yeah? She thinks she scares me? I’m going to tell her once and for all what I think of
“No, Julie, that’s not a good idea!” Susan said.
Of course, I didn’t listen and stood to stare straight into Kara’s soulless, purple eyeballs.
“What do you want?”
“Oh, friend, I do remember you being mean to me,” Kara snarled. “Why, I thought we could
“Oh yeah, you want to talk? Funny, I’d like to talk too. But I’ll let you speak your mind as
long as you don’t attack me like last time. I accept a civilized conversation, not a scratching
She leapt and landed with a whoosh on top of the desk. Evan emerged from his hiding spot
and positioned himself between her and me.
“Back off,” he said.
“Oh come on, she wants to talk. So… let’s talk.”
“You don’t want to talk,” he replied, looking at her, and then at me.
“How do you know what I want?” she asked.
“Because I can read your mind.”
She smiled. “And what am I thinking about now, tough boy?”
He clenched his teeth. Susan got up, put her hand on his arm and stepped between him and
“You should go before anyone gets hurt,” Susan said.
Kara laughed. “Is that so?”
“No way can she hurt me,” I mumbled under my breath. “I have too much hatred against
her. If she wants to fight, I’ll join the dance.”
“Trust me, fighting her won’t solve anything. Quite the contrary,” Susan insisted.
Kara pointed her finger directly at my face.
“You destroyed my life!” she shouted. “And you think you’re not scared. But you are going
to piss yourself again, little girl! You know why? Because Julie Jones is a coward! She hides
behind all that anger but, deep inside, she’s frightened. Look at her. She can’t even live with
She stomped her feet on the desk, grunting and grimacing and, without further ado, my
bladder released its load into my pants.
32 Seconds by Johanna K. Pitcairn
To the average onlooker, the city of Los Angeles represents glitz, glamour, and the celebrity lifestyle. But to seventeen-year-old Julie Jones, the city is a vast host of problems she’s longing to get away from. The latest? An unfortunate disagreement with her ex-boyfriend Mark—one that could land her in some serious hot water.
So rather than face the troubles that torment her, Julie decides to run away from her old life and start fresh somewhere new. But her parents aren’t on board with the plan, and she soon finds her bank accounts frozen and her wallet empty.
With just seventy-five dollars and a full tank of gas, the troubled teen is far too stubborn to turn around and head home. So what’s a girl to do?
What Julie doesn’t know is that her travels are about to take her somewhere unexpected—a place where she’ll be forced to come face to face with the ghosts of her past in order to secure her future.
A tale of redemption, hope, and freedom lost and found, 32 Seconds is a thought-provoking exploration into the human spirit and the nature of forgiveness.