“T. A. Beasley came fresh out the gate with an amazing debut novel that I truly enjoyed. It Happened To Me has a solid, fresh, believable storyline, and great character development just to name a few good qualities.” –Nick Haskins, Author of Betrayed
“This was a very emotional read for me, but it dealt with realistic issues. It should be in every high school counselor’s office. Kudos to the author’s first book. It was an awesome journey. I can’t wait for part two.” -Tera Kirksey, Amazon Reader
“T. A. Beasley tells a story with deep themes. Small choices can lead down dangerous paths for yourself and those around you. This book is a cautionary tale for teens and even adults. I look forward to reading the sequel.” -Savannah J. Goins, Author of The Gwythienian
When seventeen-year-old Delilah Murphy loses the one person she could count on, she struggles with the loss as the one she blames keeps making her life even harder. Delilah leans on her best friend, Tiffany, for comfort, but she has troubles of her own, and only grows distant from Delilah when they need each other’s support most.
Full of pain and distrust, Delilah must face yet another enemy as she adjusts to having no support system. With her behavior and emotions out of control, will Delilah come to her senses or will her childish antics lead her down a path she may not be ready to travel?
My inspiration behind this story is that I wanted to tell a story that deals with the aftermath of loss and how it affects each person in a different way especially those close to the victim.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I will be writing more young adult books mainly in the contemporary thriller and urban fantasy genres along with some adult titles, mainly psychological and domestic thrillers. I’m also producing some films and products related to both the filming and publishing industries.
Who designed your book covers?
My cover is Olivia Pro Designs. I found her on fiverr.com.
Did you learn anything during the writing of your book?
I learned what my strengths and weakness were within my craft. I also learn that it will take time for me to find my writing voice and that I will need to write a couple more books before finding it. I am determined to get this show vs. tell and past and present tense thing down.
How did you come up with name of this book?
I changed the title to this one from It Happened to Me 2 because the same things don’t happen in this new book. The situations and the actions of the characters are different especially the main character Tiffany Johnson, so I changed it to, It Won’t Happen To Me.
What is your favorite part of this book and why?
My favorite part of the book is when Tiffany confronts Mr. Wilson.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
I have written some short stories and two adult novel that haven’t been published.
T. A. Beasley is an author, blogger and publishing consultant, who has been in love with mysteries and thrillers since her youth watching her favorite Scooby Doo and Murder She Wrote shows, which she still enjoys to this day. She is the author of It Happened To Me and reside in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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