Hi all! Phew! It’s Friday! I’m super ready for the weekend…
And to start the weekend right, I’m here to recommend a great read for the hot months of summer – Wavehouse by Alice Kaltman. And as a gift for stopping by, you can scroll down and enter the giveaway and who knows, you might just win a copy and get to enjoy the book for FREE!!
I’m glad to be one of the hosts for the ongoing Wavehouse blog tour – you can check out the complete tour schedule by clicking on the banner above 🙂
Synopsis: Sixteen year-old Anna Dugan is a super surfer who feels most at home when taking off on a ten-foot wave. But surf culture bores Anna big time. While other surfers follow trends and speak the lingo, Anna harbors a secret desire to be an artist, drawing houses made of waves. It’s not the most practical dream for the daughter of a single mom living in Kendall’s Watch, a beach town where most kids are so surf-centric they think ‘Current Events’ have something to do with ocean tides. Anna is not only the best surfer in Kendall’s, she’s also the shyest. When a surf scout comes to town to gauge her talent, Anna freaks out and refuses to let him watch her. To protect herself from the pressure and the panic, Anna decides to only surf at her private break, Secretspot, for the rest of the summer. But Secretspot becomes treacherous in ways Anna never imagined, and the danger has nothing to do with waves. When a gorgeous stranger paddles out, smiling a bewitching smile and surfing like a god, their chemistry is impossible to ignore. A series of events are set in motion that will change Anna’s life forever; events that raise difficult questions about love, honesty, betrayal and family ties. In the end, is it worth it? Dive in to Wavehouse, life-preserver recommended, and the decision is yours.
Published June 15, 2018 by Fitzroy Books
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Themes: surfing, shyness, performance anxiety, ocean, water, waves, competitions, going professional, mother-daughter relationships, serial dating, best friends, drawing, artist, family, grandparents
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
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About the author:
As a young girl I longed to be a mermaid. My idol sat demurely on the Chicken of the Sea tuna fish cans. I peeled labels off to save her image. Every night before bedtime I squeezed both legs in to one side of my pajama bottoms and shuffled around the house pretending I was as beautiful as the tuna fish mermaid.
Real mermaid-hood proved elusive, so I became a modern dancer instead. For over twenty years I worked with brilliant choreographers and performed in amazing places. And while I’m still paid to do the occasional pirouette, I’m now mostly known as a Parenting Coach/Writer helping out moms and dads, and talking to kids also, about their (often annoying) parents.
But honestly? I’m most at home when upside down and underwater. I’ve been swimming my entire life, and surfing for the better part of adulthood. It’s no surprise my two novels are totally ocean-centric. Saving Grace is about a mermaid, and Wavehouse is about a surfer. And I guess they’re both about me, too.
These days I split my time between Brooklyn and Montauk, New York where I wear my pajamas regular style. But if too much time passes without a swim or a surf, I’m tempted to revisit my childhood shenanigans. Wouldn’t it be fun to flip-flop about like a fish out of water or a beached mermaid, restless and hungry for the incoming tide?
If you want to reach out about bookish stuff, send me an email via the cute little Contact pop-up, or via my literary agent, Zoe Sandler of ICM Partners.
Lucky for you, you can win a copy by going to this Rafflecopter link and entering the giveaway (US only):
- 2 winners will receive a hardcover of WAVEHOUSE, US Only.
- 2 winners will receive a paperback of WAVEHOUSE, US Only.
Hope that luck keeps on giving! 😉
P.S. Next stop is @ Lilly’s Book World!