Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Blog Tour: There Will Come A Time (Excerpt + Giveaway)

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There Will Come a Time
Title: There Will Come A Time
Author: Carrie Arcos
Release Date: April 15th 2014
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD

Mark knows grief. Ever since the accident that killed his twin sister, Grace, the only time he feels at peace is when he visits the bridge on which she died. Comfort is fleeting, but it’s almost within reach when he’s standing on the wrong side of the suicide bars. Almost.

Grace’s best friend, Hanna, says she understands what he’s going through. But she doesn’t. She can’t. It’s not just the enormity of his loss. As her twin, Mark should have known Grace as well as he knows himself. Yet when he reads her journal, it’s as if he didn’t know her at all.

As a way to remember Grace, Hanna convinces Mark to complete Grace’s bucket list from her journal. Mark’s sadness, anger, and his growing feelings for Hannah threaten to overwhelm him. But Mark can’t back out. He made a promise to honor Grace—and it’s his one chance to set things right.


After Dad married Jenny and we moved to Eagle Rock, which has a pretty good-sized Filipino population, I still didn’t speak Tagalog much. The Aunties said I’d regret it when I got older, but I figured I’d regret lots of things by then, so added it to the list. 

But music is the perfect language because everyone can speak it. It’s not hindered by words. There’s no room for misinterpretation. There’s only the essence, the emotion of what we communicate to each other. Take sadness or anger or even joy. We try to explain how we feel, but there aren’t always the right words or the words we have fail. But with music, you can hear a piece and say, Yeah, that’s it. That’s exactly how I feel. Especially jazz. I love how it can make you feel really laid-back or even sad, but not feel despair.

I have worked as a sandwich designer, health food connoisseur, tutor, refugee resettler, citizenship instructor, and camp director. But the best job, other than writing, has been that of a teacher. I taught High School English and coached Cross Country and Track for a few years in primarily urban environments, and man, I miss those kids. Although it was always a little rough to get through early American literature because there was a piece we had to read with the word seaman in it. The boys lost it every time.

Carrie Arcos is a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature for OUT OF REACH. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

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