THE TICKET - a novel
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I created this Pinboard to invite you to explore the world of Tray Dunaway, the novel's protagonist.
25 books to read when you feel like the world is falling apart.

25 books to read when you feel like the world is falling apart

25 books to read when you feel like the world is falling apart – Modern Mrs.

Tray has a crush on a cute boy in her class, Rodney, who longs to own a Corvette. She's in the car with him and his dad when they see a 1970 Corvette pass by. This vintage ad is actually for a 1970 Corvette!

1970 Corvette Vintage Look Reproduction Metal Sign 8121259

Tray loves to read! This is the book Tray is reading at the beginning of Chapter 1. I loved this novel when I was Tray's age.

It's a great book about a young female egyptian double-spy. Some mild romance, you can't have a spy book without a little romance!

This is the cover of the novel. Published by Firefly Southern Fiction, it will be officially released on May 20th! Visit my website to learn more about the novel... www.debracolemanjeter.com

This is the cover of the novel. Published by Firefly Southern Fiction, it will be officially released on May 20th! Visit my website to learn more about the novel... www.debracolemanjeter.com

Tray tells Gram toe socks are a stupid fad. A lot of the preppy girls are wearing them with buffalo sandals. Tray dreams of being a fashion designer one day.

Tray tells Gram toe socks are a stupid fad. A lot of the preppy girls are wearing them with buffalo sandals. Tray dreams of being a fashion designer one day.

Tray usually hates wearing Gram's hand-sewn clothes, but she's getting desperate. She really wants some bell bottoms, so maybe Gram could sew them for her, under Tray's guidance. My mom didn't sew, but my best friend's mother used to buy these Simplicity patterns.

Simplicity 5640 Misses' Top, Halter-Top and Bell-Bottom Hip Hugger Pants or Shorts I made the halter top from this pattern when I was about

It's only 1975, but people are already gearing up for the big 1976 Bicentennial celebration!

20 Bicentennial Photos That Will Give You Intense Flashbacks to 1976

Tray's favorite singer is Rod Stewart. She plays vinyl albums on her record player, listening to "Every Picture Tells A Story," and she and Gram sing "Maggie May" together. She gets upset when she grabs the needle and scratches a favorite album.

Every Picture Tells a Story 2008 reissue of the 1971 album that made Rod Stewart a star. Every Picture Tells A Story hit number 1 in the U.

No one in Tray's family plays the lottery. One day, however, a friend of Tray's dad buys him a ticket as a gift, and what do you know... Who hasn't wondered what it might be like to come into sudden wealth? I know I have. But what comes with it?

No one in Tray's family plays the lottery. One day, however, a friend of Tray's dad buys him a ticket as a gift, and what do you know. Who hasn't wondered what it might be like to come into sudden wealth?

Check out the Book Trailer to get a sense of the novel!

Check out the Book Trailer to get a sense of the novel!

Tray is not good at sports, not until she discovers tennis. Oh, how I loved that game at Tray's age! Hot summer days - you could fry eggs on the court.

Tray is not good at sports, not until she discovers tennis. Oh, how I loved that game at Tray's age! Hot summer days - you could fry eggs on the court.

Tray's grandmother is one of the most important influences of her childhood years. Mine was too. I miss her every day.

Tray's grandmother is one of the most important influences of her childhood years.

Tray is 14 in 1975, the year before the country turns 200.

Tray is 14 in the year before the country turns

Tray's dad worries that Tray reads too much and misses out. But don't we all need to escape the sometimes harsh realities of our lives? Jane Eyre blew me away the first time I read it. It still does.

Tray's dad worries that Tray reads too much and misses out. But don't we all need to escape the sometimes harsh realities of our lives? Jane Eyre blew me away the first time I read it.

Things fall apart for Tray and her family. Extreme highs can precede extreme lows, especially if you suffer bipolar disease, as Tray's mom does.

Things fall apart for Tray and her family. Extreme highs can precede extreme lows, especially if you suffer bipolar disease, as Tray's mom does.

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