A teenager dies under questionable circumstances, rocking the lives of residents in a small Florida town. Another teen, held responsible for the death, commits suicide. Not Without Anna, shows how the town and families cope with the tragic deaths to become a closer, more involved community that truly cares enough about its children and their future to take control and fight back.
Drugs. Alcohol. Murder. Suicide.
Not in our town.
Not my child.
The people of Bridgeway, Florida broadcast their denials and accusations loud and clear. Bad elements. Bad influences. Bad parents. They point fingers. They lay blame. They accuse. They deny. They ignore.
Not Without Anna, tells the story of how a small, quiet, Florida town and its families become torn apart when one teenager dies of questionable circumstances and the other is held responsible and commits suicide. The story goes on to show how the town and families cope with the tragic deaths to become a closer, more involved community that truly cares enough about its children and their future to take control and fight back.
Not Without Anna, targets the modern issues of teenagers and their parents. It shows a town and its families torn apart when one teenager dies of questionable circumstances and the other is held responsible until two parents, on opposite sides of death, come together and force attention on the growing drug and alcohol problem in their community and vow to protect the community's future—the children.
Katherine, shocked by her daughter's death, too late, realizes she had been out of touch with her daughter and didn't recognize the stranger Anna had become.
Charles, helpless to reach his son, watches him slip away. He's unable to comprehend Mike's nightmares and depression as he deals with his girlfriend's death and his own guilt.
Plagued with guilt, Katherine and Charles struggle to cope, privately and publicly, with this terrible tragedy as doubts and accusations torment them. Separately, they question the purpose of their life, blame their differing parenting tactics and loss of family values. Together they face the growing epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse among their children and seek the community's involvement and responsibility.
They unite to support Katherine's crusade for a teen center and rally in laying the foundation for the building and the future world leaders—the children.
Award winning author, Vicki M. Taylor writes dramatic stories with strong women as her main characters. A prolific writer of both novel length and short stories, she brings her characters to life in the real world.
When she's not writing, you can find her lurking about the many writing boards dispensing and receiving little pearls of wisdom from her computer in Tampa, Florida where she lives with her husband their dog, Jack and their parrot, Bailey. To find out more about Vicki and her writing, visit her website at http://www.vickimtaylor.com