Local author Tammy Mantzer Brown’s newest book “Happenstance,” a young adult romance novel, was recently released by Austin Macauley Publishers.
The book follows Lori, a college sophomore who seeks to pursue the older man she met last summer, yet life gets in the way and exposes her own immaturity. All seems lost until a chance encounter carries the potential for her to finally find happiness.
“I enjoy writing. I felt led to write this story,” Brown said. “I’ve worked with youth for 28 years; I’ve seen a lot. Everybody makes choices. They allow it to cause separation between them and God.”
Brown said that her novel offers advice, but is also a fun read for young adults.
“I love to write. And I really enjoy that kind of story, and that’s what I’ve done in this book,” she said.
“I want our young people to pay attention to the consequences of their actions before they are exposed to dealing with it,” Brown said.
She said that while she hopes to address some complicated issues, it’s not intended to offend.
“It’s just a fiction. I love a good romance story and I love working with youth, so through the these characters I hope to get teens to think about the consequences of their actions and get us to pay attention to how we act and what message we’re sending,” she said.
“Happenstance” was released Aug. 30. It is available through Austin Macauley Publishers.