SUBURBAN TASK FORCE BLOG TOUR
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Today I am hosting a guest post from Addison Towne, author of Suburban Task Force. I hope you enjoy a glimpse into the life of Addison and her book.
Today I became ‘that’ mom.
The one who drove her kid through Starbucks for chocolate milk and a croissant only to rush him to eat it in the parking lot at school because we were a half hour late.
Oh, and did I mention he’s three?
While I understand the value of time and the need to teach our children to respect it- I find myself often fighting against it. I can honestly and without shame say that there are days I simply don’t take my son to school because I don’t want to deal with the time parameters. He has the rest of his life to worry about time; being on time, having enough time, what time…you get the point. Whether it’s the excuse of his being late for school, or that I would have to show up as the frazzled still in her PJ’s mom or just in general stopping him from playing and having fun, I find myself saying enough is enough and therefore let him stay with me at home.
Kids need routine, I know. But we have to teach them the fun of freedom sometimes as well right? Without this letting go, this freedom, I never would have written Suburban Task Force. I broke free of the corporate time structure and now force myself to work within my own ‘time’ to accomplish my goals.
Now, let’s be perfectly clear. I realize I am incredibly fortunate to have this ‘stay at home option’ as my husband maintains his respect for ‘time’ and as a lawyer charges hourly for it, allowing me to be frivolous with mine. Working from home means I can shift my work hours if need be, to overnight. Yes, I suffer, but admittedly I like working in a dark and silent house. There was a time when I made the daily commute and corporate rounds while my husband figured out his path, and so I try not to feel guilty about it… but sometimes I do.
This post is really a thank you to time and to my husband for letting me find my way into writing. There were characters like Suzie, Jade and Chloe waiting to get out of my head and explore this world on the page. Without the time, they would never exist and I would always feel an empty place where Suburban Task Force should have been.
Lest I not forget the drive-thru. Without the drive-thru they would definitely not exist. Sorry husband.
It takes a home invasion scare and a co-workers brutal mugging to wake Jade from her suburban slumber. The adventure begins when she and her two best friends forgo an uplifting spa retreat for an intense tactical, gun and self defense weekend, all without their husbands’ knowledge.
Upon their return, feeling rejuvenated and proud, the women try to re-adapt to their suburban lifestyles. Not so easy when you have to attend a VIP party on Catalina Island with the who’s who of Hollywood and Politics. Without warning, the island is taken hostage by a rogue terrorist group. With the men and women separated, and all outside communication cut off, Jade and her friends feel their only hope is to use their combined talents and outlandish movie knowledge to outsmart their captors.
Comedy and daring action ensue as the three women, with one weekend of self defense training, try to lead an all out attack against those holding their loved ones hostage. If you are a fan of the Stephanie Plum series or enjoy an action packed, laugh out loud read this is the book for you!
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Addison Towne is a lover of fashion, foes and fun! She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Her background in television, film and marketing gave her the motivation and passion to write Suburban Task Force. As a entrepreneur she has spent the last ten years developing brands and products that have earned her awards and recognition ranging from a television Emmy to a CEO of the year Women Making a Difference nod.
You can reach her via email at AddisonTowne@gmail.com. She is currently working on the next Suburban Task Force series and looks forward to reader input.
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