Project Description

J.A. Wright was raised in the Pacific Northwest and moved to New Zealand in 1990. She is the founder and director of the World Buskers Festival (1994–2014), and the New Zealand Jazz and Blues Festival (1997–present). With more than thirty years in recovery from drug addiction, she’s been crafting this novel for years.

about HOW TO GROW AN ADDICT

Randall Grange has been tricked into admitting herself into a treatment center, and she doesn’t know why. She’s not a party hound like the others in her therapy group but then again, she knows she can’t live without pills or booze. Raised by an abusive father, a detached mother, and a loving aunt and uncle, Randall both loves and hates her life. Her parents introduced her to alcohol and tranquilizers at a young age, ensuring that her teenage years would be full of bad choices and bad experiences. By the time Randall turns twenty-three, she’s a full-blown drug addict, well acquainted with the miraculous power drugs and alcohol have to cure just about any problem she could possibly have.