About the Book
Sonya Hope Jenson may look and act like most other fifteen-year-old girls on the outside, but those close to her know that she is living with a chronic illness that is oftentimes debilitating. Even though her body frequently betrays her, Sonya has always held out hope to live a life like everyone else.
Maya and Ray Jenson, Sonya’s devoted mother and father, knew from the time Sonya was born that she would need extra attention due to her ever-present disease, but have hoped that they could provide everything that Sonya would ever need, including as normal of a life for their daughter as possible.
But Sonya wants more. So when she gets an opportunity to attend Camp Be Well, a summer camp for kids with recurring health conditions, Sonya believes her hopes and dreams are finally coming true. Sonya, Maya, and Ray are thrown into unfamiliar situations having to find their place in the world without the other. Sonya’s stay at Camp Be Well is only a ten-day excursion, but it will change her life, along with her doting parents’, forever.
MJ has always been an avid reader and wrote poems for a short period of time in her late teens. Then life happened—college, marriage and kids—and it wasn’t until her early thirties that she was able to pick up the pen again, and begin writing her first novella. She has yet to put the pen down. MJ lives in Connecticut with her husband, two sons and her pug, Boo. When she is not writing, you can find her reading, cleaning, cooking or driving someone somewhere and listening to music while she does it.