Thanks to the lovely people at Sourcebooks Fire, I was invited to be part of the Broken blog tour! I’ll be sharing with y’all an amazing video interview between CJ and her niece, Abby, who inspired the character of Scarlet Killian in Broken! As a former Pediatric ER doctor, CJ diagnosed Abby with Long QT Syndrome a mere 20 minutes after she was born. This rare, untreatable heart condition is the same disease Scarlet suffers from in Broken. Watch the video to find out how Abby copes with her disease and how she feels about being the inspiration of CJ’s debut YA novel!
“The only thing fifteen-year-old Scarlet Killian has ever wanted is a chance at a normal life. Diagnosed with a rare and untreatable heart condition, she has never taken the school bus. Or giggled with friends during lunch. Or spied on a crush out of the corner of her eye. So when her parents offer her three days to prove she can survive high school, Scarlet knows her time is now… or never. Scarlet can feel her heart beating out of control with every slammed locker and every sideways glance in the hallway. But this high school is far from normal. And finding out the truth might just kill Scarlet before her heart does.”