The name of the book is Random. Charong Chow, the Sonora author, will be signing copies of her book this evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Chow was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
Random is a mature teen thrilling read: a dark noir-influenced love story that captures adolescent disenchantment and danger in the midst of LA’s suburban landscape.
The overall story is about Tierney,a sixteen year old high school co-ed who’s neither the Bad Girl in school, nor exactly an average student, either. Excited by the arrival of Tom, a mysterious new kid, Tierney skips classes with her best friends, Jeremy and Maya, and they take Tom along for a drug-fueled truancy that foreshadows darker things to come.
Chow began writing Random as a screenplay but changed direction after realizing how complicated screenplays are. Random is influenced by the drug-related death of Chow’s closest high school friend.
From now until the end of the current school year, ten percent of all book sales of Random will be donated to the Sierra Waldorf School. Dedicated to learning, the Jamestown school was founded in 1989 by a group of local teachers and parents, who wanted to establish a high-quality and nurturing educational environment.
The Random book signing with Chow will take place tonight (Friday, January 27) from 6 to 8 p.m. in Starbucks at the Junction in Sonora, CA. Paperback books will be available.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.