Book: Good Intentions by Vicki M. Taylorcategories: Book, Fiction, Women's, Family, Conflict, Teenager, Prostitute, Newborn Child, Family Dynamic, Dramatic, Drama
Vicki M. Taylorabout her book: GOOD INTENTIONS is the story of one family's desire to give a teenager from the streets a stable home environment where she could learn how to live in a family dynamic and raise her newborn son.
I was driven to write this book after reading a story of a family who did this exact thing in my local newspaper. I contacted the reporter who got me in touch with the family and I interviewed them for many months and finally started writing my version of the events, fictionalized, of course.
Anyone who wants to read a dramatic story of fictionalized current events would love GOOD INTENTIONS.
GOOD INTENTIONS was a long time in the writing and editing process. It took about three full years to put everything in the story that I felt moved the story forward and grabbed the readers and pulled them inside with me.
I came up with the title when during my interview process with the family I came to the understanding that they only had "good intentions" all along in dealing with this girl and the state government services that helped then bound them.
The cover came naturally to my cover designer and me. It totally represents the family adding the teenage girl and her newborn son.
The hardest part of writing GOOD INTENTIONS was adding the right amount of drama at every turn of the page. I wanted to be somewhat true to the actual story but dramatize it enough that it sucked the readers in and wanted to keep reading.
The research I did for this book consisted of family interviews and discussions with state representatives of the various groups the family dealt with along their path.
What I learned from writing GOOD INTENTIONS was that no matter how good of a family you are and how you value your core beliefs, sometimes bad things happen. But no matter what, if you truly have a beautiful family dynamic, you can come out on the other side stronger and more deeply bound to each other.
To the readers of GOOD INTENTIONS I say this: I hope you enjoy this dramatic women's fiction novel. I hope you appreciate what the story represents and how deeply moved you may become after reading it.
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