About the Author:
C.B. Burdette grew up a gypsy at her parents hands. With a dad in the Air Force, she was able to experience life on the road, soaking up culture. After spending 6 years working as a model, she realized that the industry wasnât much of what she was looking for in life. More often than not, C.B. felt like Jo Stockton in Funny Face and escaped into the world of film, where work is based on something more than beauty, something she could truly emote through. Between spending 12 hour days on set, and tending to her daughter and cat, C.B. escapes real life through writing fiction.
Title: Following Zippy
Author: C.B. Burdette
Published: July 2014
Word Count: 67,000
Genre: Young Adult
At fifteen most guys only have to worry about the style of their shoes, or mustering up the courage to talk to the pretty girl sitting across the room. Gabe Perkins isnât most guys. After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, he begins to make friends with a girl so ethereal that he starts to question his own sanity.
Excerpt from Following Zippy:
âLook at those fish,â she said, diverting her attention towards the creek. âWhat about them?â I asked her. âTheyâre just swimming along. Living. Breathing. I wonder,â she said as she nudged her shoulder against mine, âIf they know what purpose they serve.â âWell, they probably donât.â âWhyâs that?â âBecause, theyâre fish?â âDonât think so low of the marine species.â âZippy, theyâre little minnows. Theyâre so little they probably only live a few months. Why worry about their place in life.â âI donât know. Something of the simplicity of them is nice though, you must admit.â She gleamed ear to ear, âImagine, if you were a little minnow, swimming down the creek.â âOh, crap.â âWhat?â âI have no clue. Do you really think thereâs something out there that really cares about this little fish. Or even, you know, something out there that is looking down at us, talking about us like weâre little fish. Just tiny little minnows swimming down a stream, unsure of what fate lies ahead of us?â âI do.â
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