Inspirational Journeys Presents: A Mark in the Road book launch celebration with Angelique Burrell

If you love young adult thrillers with a hint of sweet romance and some speculative fiction elements thrown in, I have just the conversation for you. In today’s YouTube video and Podcast episode, Angelique Burrell and I discuss her debut YA thriller. We talk about her writing process, her submission and querying process and she shares a few tips she’s learned along the way.

With an English teacher as a father and a librarian as a mother, it’s no surprise that Angelique grew up loving to read. Now, she teaches high school English and creative writing in a suburb of Chicago, working to bring her love of reading and writing to high school students. She is blessed to have a supportive husband, daughter, and son, who don’t mind her binge writing, an extended family who always encourage her creativity. Angelique and her husband Walt love their home in Illinois, but their hearts are forever hiking in Lake Tahoe, California.

Angelique’s debut novel is entitled A Mark in the road.



Every tire track tells a story. At least that’s what accident experts say. And there’s no better expert than eighteen-year-old Mason. Mason dreads the skid marks left by braking tires. Every mark – every near miss, dead animal, injured person – plays like a soundless documentary in his mind. When Mason’s on-again-off-again crush Addie begs him to drive cross-country to help her move, he must face what he thought was his greatest fear – the open road. But a tire mark left near a missing woman’s car on the Loneliest Road in America changes everything. ?As Mason searches for clues, he and Addie drive closer to trouble and risk losing everything. Can his strange gift finally serve a purpose? Can he race against the clock and drive 2,000 miles before the skid mark disappears


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