Thinking of choosing Sister Dear or Center of Gravity for your next book club meeting?
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Laura is a popular workshop speaker, including writing craft, editing, blogging, marketing, agents, social media, and publishing
- Writing focus – family drama/suspense set in the Deep South
- Previous television anchor with six years of experience
- Specialized TV reporter who focused on healthcare, including children’s issues, adoption, ADHD, depression, and medication
- Laura has written extensively for Parents & Kids Magazine, 30 Day Books, Duolit, and The Write Life Magazine
- Laura’s deftly drawn characters and moving story lines depict real families struggling with the complexities and challenges of ordinary life, raising robust themes for discussion
- Laura holds a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and is pursuing her PhD from the University of Alabama in Instructional Leadership.
Center Of Gravity Readers Guide
- Jack is infatuated with all things superhero. Is this a typical phase or an unconscious way of dealing with his mother’s death?
- Ava seemed happy in her role as a student counselor and planned on returning after Sam’s birth. Why does Mitchell send in her resignation to Mobile Prep?
- Graham, as an outsider from Birmingham, seems able to observe the town objectively. How does this help him and hurt him as Ava’s attorney?
- Dr. Bennett is assigned to evaluate the child custody dispute. Is it possible for anyone to remain completely neutral in a case like this one?
- Ava confesses to her mother that she and Mitchell are having marital problems. Why does her mother dismiss the conversation?
- Mobile is Ava’s hometown, yet she doesn’t receive much emotional support from many friends or former coworkers after Mitchell files for divorce. Why is that?
- Jack finds himself torn between loyalty to his father and love for a stepparent. Have you ever experienced this?
- Frank Carson is shocked to discover that his grandson believes that he is dead. Why didn’t he try harder to find Mitchell and Jack?
- Mitchell Carson is determined to keep in contact with Jack. What message do you imagine his letters contain?
- Sam is 4 years old when the novel ends. How will his father’s incarceration affect his emotional growth and development as a young adult?