The Sequel

It’s official, I’m writing the sequel to FLICKER. I’ve had the idea for over a year and while I could give you the list of excuses why I hadn’t started (bought a house, got married, was trying to juggle two jobs) all those are in the past and I’ve finally begun! There’s more Biz, more Cameron, more flickering — plus a few surprises I’m keeping quiet for now.

Here’s the opening line:

Before last month I never gave much thought to my school’s no-hats-allowed policy, but all that changed when Ramirez shaved my head.


I’ve also done a TON on the house and have a lot of pictures to share, so my plan it to get back to this blogging thing, even if I’m only talking to myself. (Although I’d really love it if you’d leave a comment. Now that I’m off my meds I need little things like your validation to make sure I haven’t completely gone insane.)

I’m planning a website overhaul, so while the links will stay the same, it’ll be a whole new Hoo playground. Oh, and to answer a question several people have asked me: just because I got married and changed my last name to Swiftney, I will always be Hoo. I’m keeping Hooyenga as my writing name so as far as you all are concerned nothing has changed!

Have a great week!

About Melanie Hooyenga

Writer. Designer. Jock. Reader. Wife. Puppy-Mama. SCBWI member since 2015.


    • I saw your Facebook post the other day lamenting how we can’t expand upon our thoughts anymore. I don’t know if I’ll be writing any in-depth posts, but it is nice writing something longer than a paragraph.

      Start small — you can do it!

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