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Erica Kiefer

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Erica Kiefer’s debut novel Lingering Echoes was published by Clean Teen Publishing in November 2013. She continued the series with Rumors (A Lingering Echoes Prequel) and her newest release Vanishing Act. All of her books can be read as stand-alone contemporary YA fiction, touched with romance, emotional drama and suspense. With a degree in Recreation Therapy from Brigham Young University, Erica’s experiences working with at-risk youth have influenced the realistic and relatable nature of her writing. Her first inspirational non-fiction entitled Borrowed Angel (published in April 2014 with Currawong Press) describes the loss of her infant son and her journey towards healing.

Married since 2005, Erica resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her fou
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Erica Kiefer Hi Niffer, So sorry for the delayed answer! I didn't realize I was receiving messages on Goodreads! My mistake. To answer your question, Lingering…moreHi Niffer, So sorry for the delayed answer! I didn't realize I was receiving messages on Goodreads! My mistake. To answer your question, Lingering Echoes was temporarily unavailable at B&N but is now FREE for nook readers and kindle readers! I hope you get a chance to check it out!
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/linge...

I've written another book since then, so when you've finished Lingering Echoes, be sure to browse through Vanishing Act! My website is www.ericakieferbooks.com Hope to see you around!(less)
Erica Kiefer Hi Car, I'm so sorry for the belated message. I'm embarrassed that it's been a year and I apologize for not seeing this. I'm so glad you enjoyed…moreHi Car, I'm so sorry for the belated message. I'm embarrassed that it's been a year and I apologize for not seeing this. I'm so glad you enjoyed Rumors! Great question! I wrote Lingering Echoes first and had not yet experienced any death on a deeply personal level. However, my background in therapy and working with at-risk youth in residential treatment provided me a lot of experience working with kids struggling with challenging life circumstances. I loved helping them work to understand their emotions and help them create positive experiences.

Unfortunately, my own personal loss happened while trying to publish Lingering Echoes. My first-born son died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. That experience and being pulled into a world of grief and healing allowed me to add some personal touches to Rumors when I wrote it four years later.

I've since published a book called Vanishing Act that is not a sequel per se to Lingering Echoes, but it has some of the same characters from Lingering Echoes (like Aaron Jackson!) and dives into similarly troubling circumstances. If you're up for another emotional read, check it out on my website: www.ericakieferbooks.com I'd love to hear from you again and see what you thought of LE. Contact me on FB. I'm on there all the time! www.facebook.com/ericakieferauthor
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“Change was a scary concept. Whether you were ready for it or not, sometimes it crept up on you, ambushing without warning, and no matter if you wanted it or not, you had to figure out how to accept it and adapt to its insistent nature.”
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“I looked at him in mock annoyance. “So you decided to scare me and make me fall out of that tree?” I laughed in remembrance. “Your tactics could have been a little more subtle.” “True. And like I said, I didn’t mean to scare you. I was just...observing from the bushes—” I laughed out loud at his choice of words. “Oh, is that what all the stalkers are calling it these days?” He ignored my comments, placing a hand over my mouth. “Observing,” he continued, “and working up the nerve to talk to you. I had no idea I would scare you so much. But I’m kind of glad I did.” I made a face. “What? Why?” “Well, otherwise, I may not have discovered you were so feisty,” Damien said impishly. I grabbed a pillow and slammed it into his face.”
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