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Scoundrels & Dreamers, the anticipated sequel to Peggy Sue Got Pregnant.


Now Available!

Set in the era between Buddy Holly and Joan Jett, this “rock ’n’ romance” suspense novel tells the story of an ill-fated love affair between a Southern boy and Midwestern girl, and a long-held secret that threatens the legacy of a beloved music icon and future of his rock-star daughter.

After one reckless night with the boy she loves, sixteen-year-old Peggy Sue Lawrence’s life changes forever. It is 1957. “Nice” girls don’t have sex before marriage, and if they do and it leads to pregnancy, they are whisked out of town. In Peggy Sue’s case, she’s put on a bus in Hereford, Texas, headed for Cleveland, knowing she’ll probably never see her musician boyfriend, Frankie London, again. She gives birth to a daughter, Charlee, and hands the baby over to an aunt and uncle, who adopt her with the agreement that the truth never be revealed. But it’s too late. Someone knows. And that person will haunt Peggy Sue for years—until a teenaged Charlee forms an all-girl rock band and produces a hit record. Soon Peggy Sue is confronted with the realization that sometimes keeping secrets is worse than the secret itself.

Price and Availability

Peggy Sue Got Pregnant: A Rock ’n’ Roll Love Story

Author: Deanna R. Adams

Price: $4.99/ebook

         $15.99/paperback book

Available from Soul Mate Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and independent booksellers 

For more information, see: Deanna R. Adams: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

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DEANNA R. ADAMS is a writer, speaker, instructor, award-winning essayist and author of three nonfiction books. Deanna's first book, Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Cleveland Connection (Kent State University Press) was a finalist for the 2003 ARSC Award (Association for Recorded Sound Collections) for excellence in research, and a 2003 finalist for the Ohioana Book Award for nonfiction. Other books include Confessions of a Not-So-Good Catholic Girl, a collection of true stories about growing up a baby boomer in the Midwest, and Images of America: Cleveland's Rock and Roll Roots. Deanna is also an instructor and event coordinator at Lakeland Community College, and instructor for the Cuyahoga County Libraries' LIT programs. She coordinates the annual Western Reserve Writers' Conference, and is founder/director of the Women Writers’ Winter Retreat. She also contributed an article on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for the book, The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia

*A note from Deanna: Recently I've received many emails asking that I "take a look at" a query or book proposal, or even a full manuscript. My schedule is such that I cannot commit to any work other than my own. I don't do outside critiques, except in my classes. However, I recommend the following professional editors:

Nancy E. Piazza, Writeperson, Ltd., Western Reserve Editing



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Deanna Adams Presents: Works in Progress: Workshop for Serious Writers Working on a Book Project for Fiction and Nonfiction Writers

Go to Works in Progress Workshop  for more info!

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