Last week two new titles in my Besties series released into the world. In this series junior readers follow the everyday lives of best friends Ruby and Oliver.
Hmm… everyday lives?
I wrote these books BC – that is, Before Corona. But now, in these AC times – Amid Corona our everyday lives have really changed.
A friend asked me how I thought my book characters might be handling these trying times in isolation. Good question. ‘Many of them would be climbing the walls by now,’ I answered. ‘I reckon Specky Magee’s mother has finally had enough of him kicking a nerf football around the house and taking specky marks over the couch.’
As for the Besties, well, my mind goes to the precocious Ruby. In the books I don’t reveal a lot about the Besties’ extended families, but I thought it would be fun to do so here, to dip into their isolation world. I’ve reimagined this slice of quarantine life in the form of a television script.
So here goes…