Alone is Megan E. Freeman’s debut survival middle-grade novel in verse. It follows 12-year-old Maddie who gets abandoned by some twist of fate when her entire town is mysteriously evacuated. Left alone with no human in sight, she bonds with a Rottweiler named George who is one of many abandoned pets. Soon after, they lose power and then water and Maddie has to fend for herself using a variety of ingenious means and the town resources at her disposal, including an empty library, grocery store, and neighbors’ homes.
L.A. Estabrook is the author of the dystopian middle-grade novel, Esme Zur: And the I of Age (available on Kindle Unlimited). In this inspiring interview, we discuss the life events that moved L.A. to write this book, writing a book while dyslexic, and how she juggles marriage, parenting, and a challenging illness with writing.