Title: As I Fall (Prequel to Bow to Me)
Author Name: G. C. Julien
Publication Date & Length: March 4th, 2015 — 254 pages
Samantha Boward finds herself changing schools every other month due to her parents’ dangerously abusive relationship. When she is transferred to Murny Lake High School at the age of sixteen, she meets a young girl on a similar path who aims to teach her that life isn’t about merely existing—it’s about living how you want to live, with no regard for consequences.
Samantha is slowly drawn into a world of corruption where she learns to numb her pain through substance abuse. But when she realizes she’s following directly in her father’s footsteps, she struggles to change her ways.
As I Fall tells the story of Samanatha Boward’s life before she met Kaitlyn Noles, the main character in G. C. Julien’s debut novel Bow To Me.
G.C. Julien was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, and then moved to Red Deer, Alberta, where she spent the majority of her childhood. At twelve years of age, she relocated to Ottawa with her family where she completed high school and then joined the federal government work force.
Her favourite activities (aside from writing) include painting, playing guitar, gaming, and flying a Cessna 150 at the Ottawa Flying Club.
G.C. Julien is currently residing in Ottawa with her loving wife, Ashleigh, and their furry family of four. She and her partner dream to one day own an animal rescue organization.