I'm C.C. Bolick. Thanks for visiting my website. Truth is, I'm not really an 'about me' kind of person, though I'll try. I'm horrible at conversation and I don't always get the joke. But I love to write, I love to tell stories, and I love to capture the raw emotions I feel for my characters. You may love my stories or you may hate them, but either way I'm happy as long as you feel something!
I was born and raised in southern Alabama, a place I'm happy to still call home. Although my degree is in engineering, not arts of any kind, writing has always been my dream. If one person in the world reads a book I wrote and connects, then I'm living the dream. Thanks to everyone who has made my dream possible.
Why I Wrote Leftover Girl
My goal in writing the Leftover Girl series was to take a sci-fi story and make it mainstream enough that even those who aren't wild about sci-fi can still enjoy it. There's mystery, romance, and enough science explanation to call these books 'lite sci-fi' without overwhelming those just looking for a good story.
Did I achieve my goal? Not sure yet. Even though I'm currently finishing up my sixth book (not to mention at least three in a dark drawer that will probably never see light), I still consider myself a new writer.
Leftover Girl is the story of a teenager with no memory of her life before she was discovered at age four. The point of the story is the simple question: if you could have another life, would you choose to take it? Jes Delaney's life isn't horrible, despite the fact her rotten little brothers tease her, along with the school bully. Her parents love her even if they don't hesitate to tell everyone in the world she's adopted. This book is filled with teenage angst and maybe a little more drama than necessary.
I don't know about everyone else, but my teenage years were filled with drama. Everything had to be over-the-top for me to feel that my existence had meaning. In a way, this story reflects that overwhelming need to belong somewhere. To someone.
In the first book, Jes falls for the ultimate off-limits guy. The world around her is exactly what she makes it. By book two, the suspense of learning the truth about where she came from replaces this angst. Each book beyond the first matures in its own way as Jes grows to accept her new powers. Since this is a complex story, some questions won't have answers until book two.
Recently someone asked me, 'is the first book really where this story starts?' In the world of writing, I've found people often worry about starting the story in the right place. Since I write for my own enjoyment, I don't dwell on right or wrong. I finish a story and move on.
The Leftover Girl series is a romance at heart, between two very different people who will soon realize their lives aren't what they thought at all...
So yes, it starts where their love begins.
After this series, I'll release Run Don't Think, a spin-off story about two characters from the Leftover Girl series. This book will make a huge left turn with more of a paranormal feel. It will be darker than the other stories, but will link to my next series scheduled to start in the summer of 2018.
If you love the characters from the Leftover Girl books, don't despair. There's always a chance you'll meet again.