It is 2003 in Orlando, Florida, where twenty-two-year-old Alexandra Moody ekes out a living as a bartender, fretting over her bad boyfriend choices almost as much as the lingering effects of the computer virus. A virus that four years earlier wrecked global online networks, causing universal panic and the near-total collapse of economies worldwide. Alex's mundane existence is quickly thrown into turmoil after a series of bizarre encounters and horrific events seem to indicate she has a much bigger role to play in the country's future than she is willing to admit. Alex maintains "I'm just a girl," despite the growing evidence to the contrary and the voices she hears in her head telling her something quite different.Alex's raw and unfiltered narration take the reader on a strange journey filled with unforgettable characters, emotional upheaval, and unexpected twists leading to a suspenseful and surprising conclusion.Immensely readable and often wickedly funny, I'm Just a Girl is a totally original debut about one young woman's quest to find the best within herself.
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Meet the Author
My full name is Douglas Steele England. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee but for the last thirty years have lived in Altamonte Springs, FL. (A suburb of Orlando) I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Masters from the University of Memphis. (Must be something about schools with "Tigers" as their team names.) My novel, "I'm Just a Girl" is the culmination of a lifetime of school assignments, screenplays, manuscripts, wedding speeches, birthday cards, and email exchanges where I always had to try to be the cleverest and most funny. The majority of "I'm Just a Girl" was conceived and written in 2003, but like I stored it in a oak barrel all these years to age it just right, it has now fermented into it's present version that I have proudly published.
I was literally sitting at a bar, having dinner and a beer, and the character of what would become the heroine of my book, dropped into my head fully developed. As a huge Harry Potter fan, I had heard that the same thing happened to J.K. Rowling with Harry. With that as inspiration, I set about writing my book from a Twenty-two-year old girl's perspective.