Abandoned by her mother and raised by her loving but religiously zealous grandmother, 16-year-old Heavenly Faith Simms (H.F. for short) has never felt like she belonged anywhere. When she finds her mother's address in a drawer, She and her best friend, Bo, an emotionally repressed gay boy, hit the road in Bo's scrap heap of a car and head south to Florida where she is determined to start a new life with the mom she has never known.
Julia Watts is the author of the novels Wedding Bell Blues, Piece of My Heart, Phases of the Moon, and Wildwood Flowers. Her short fiction has appeared in The Journal of Kentucky Studies, The American Voice,and the anthologies Countering the Myths, Dancing in the Dark, and Common Lives/Lesbian Lives. A native of Kentucky, she now lives in Knoxville, Tenn.