Goodreads Book Description: Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.
His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.
When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
My Review: What I Didn't Say Review
Keary Taylor grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now resides on a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two young children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that frequently keeps her up at night. She is the author of the FALL OF ANGELS trilogy, EDEN, and WHAT I DIDN'T SAY.
Author Interview Part II.
1) What I loved most in your book What I Didn't Say was how it portrayed someone who has lost a major mode of communication-- speech. I know you remarked on this some in your afterword, but it was so moving that I hope you'll remark on your personal experiences again here that inspired the creation of this story.
I won’t give you the details of everything here, you’ll have to read the book for that. But I will say that much of the events in What I Didn’t Say came from my own experience as a teenager. I experienced a drastic change in my life and it was very difficult to deal with. I was angry, it didn’t seem fair. But I knew, just like Jake from the book, that I had a choice. I could let this define me, or I could rise above.
2) You write convincingly in a male perspective in What I Didn't Say. Was that tough?
Surprisingly, no. I’ve actually written more stories from a male perspective than a female! Isn’t that weird, lol! I really enjoy writing from a boys point of view for some reason.
3) Tell us a little about the movie, Eden!
Yeah, how exciting is that! Back in November of 2011 I was contacted by Black Forest Film Group. Mark Morgan, who produced the Twilight Saga, and Kami Garcia, co-author of Beautiful Creatures turned producer, found Eden, read it, and loved it. They called me up and told me they wanted to option it! So we are currently in the (very slow) process of bringing it to the big screen!
4) What do you have next on the horizon?
I actually just released the prequel to Eden, titled Rebirth. It’s short, 11,000 words, but it gives you a totally different view of the world of Eden. And from there I’m afraid my future projects are under wraps for now!
Thanks, Keary, for visiting! We can't wait to see the movie!
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