ATTN: Champagne Society,
SO. I don’t know if you’ve heard, but I WROTE A FREAKIN’ BOOK!
Yeah, it’s true, one of my lifelong dreams is actually coming to fruition. Way back in 2009, while I was studying abroad in Australia having the time of my life, I went through a period of a few days where I really started to miss my core group of friends from my college back in the States. As it turned out, I channeled that creative energy into my favorite form of art, namely writing, and somehow this story POURED out of me. Seriously. It’s like it wrote itself while my fingers just tapped the keyboard.
The book is a Young Adult Novel where most of the characters featured are based on exaggerated incarnations of important people in my life. Just before Christmas this past year I submitted the manuscript, after not having looked at it for years, to a publishing house on a whim. Then, one rainy Saturday, as I was relaxing in my house with a very close, inspirational person in my life – after a night of revelry that included copious amounts of Champagne – I received the email that changed it all. I was going to be a PUBLISHED AUTHOR. What?!?!
My publisher informed me that each season they select a handful of books to be featured as part of their “Select Series” and that my novel, Uncharted Waters, had made it into this prestigious series for the summer season. The book will officially be released on August 15th, but you can pre-order your copy from Amazon and Barnes and Nobel, or click on the image of the book in the sidebar —–>>>
The book, almost expectedly, takes place in the Hamptons, so it’s the perfect beach read if you enjoy reading this blog. Below is the synopsis:
“Fresh off their freshman year of college, New York socialites Kingston Lang and Claire Buckingham flee to the Hamptons for their annual summer retreat, expecting another fun-filled season of sun, surf and friends. However, when an industrious college student looking for a summer job and a shipwrecked European runaway arrive on the Long Island locale as well, worlds collide, secrets are forged, and tensions flare, causing jealousy and deceit between the bluebloods and the local island residents. Caught in the class-war between their roots and their new friends, Kingston and Claire must decide who their true allies are in a world full of manipulation, money, and greed and who exactly they can trust before their summer of fun transforms into a summer of danger.”
I’m BEYOND STOKED about this next chapter (pun intended) in my life and can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next. Make sure to get your copy of Uncharted Waters and stay tuned for more exciting news to come. Thanks everyone for the support, you have no idea how much it means 🙂