Award-winning author Shannon Hitchcock recently returned to So Booking Cool to discuss her new novel, One True Way. Based in 1977, the story centers on two middle-school female students, Allie and Sam, who experience the pressures of falling for each other from their southern community, the political climate, and their families. Hitchcock says the novel is inspired by a real-life friendship she had, in which their mutual friends describe One True Way (Scholastic Press) as a tribute.

Check out the full interview below to learn more about the process that went into the book, Anita Bryant (a famous singer who was publicly anti-homosexuality) the response for the book thus far, historical fiction, and more! One True Way is available everywhere. Visit Hitchcock at her official website.

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