Praise from Tyler Durman
bestselling author of
Counterintuitive, What 4 Million Teenagers Wish We Knew
and Birthday Suit
“The most challenging thing about telling a story, is getting your reader to care… about your story, and primarily about your characters. To breath life into fiction with nothing but words is painstaking, and the best storytellers make it look effortless (though it never is.) Heather Ransom is one of those who make other writers like me jealous. I’m not lying. I have nothing invested here. Honestly, at first I felt skeptical about being an early reader, but by page four, I felt honored because I cared so much about what was going to happen to Calyssa. Her fictional life became my visceral reality. It occurred to me several times as I read, that Going Green is going to be a huge hit with teenagers - and I know teenagers since I’ve spoken to more than 4 million of them (and what I'm about to say is important,) it will also be a hit for adults (reminiscent in grit and rawness to Hunger Games.) I predict you and I will one day watch Going Green as a feature film, and I’m already counting the days until its sequel. These characters became my friends, and I will miss them until Heather brings me into their world again with her magic.”
Tyler Durman is the bestselling author of Counterintuitive, What 4 Million Teenagers Wish We Knew (for parents and teachers,) and Birthday Suit (a poignant and funny collection of compelling short stories.) Tyler also speaks each year to more than two-hundred-thousand students, parents and teachers about how to live inside an amazing story.