Monday, July 1, 2013

July Author in the Spotlight

July Author in the Spotlight.

Happy July Everyone!  Summer is in full swing and hopefully you have been outdoors enjoying it.  This month, I plan to go to my in-laws house on the lake, send my son off to Tomahawk BoyScout camp as well as to watch all his baseball games.  We will be attending my step-brother's wedding and then going on a long awaited camping trip with friends.  I also plan to take part in a July read-a-thon and read Lara Avery's new Young Adult book Anything but Ordinary.  Lara Avery is the Hometown Track Minnesota Author in the Spotlight for the month of July.  Yahoo!

Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

An inspiring, bittersweet love story about making every day count.

Bryce remembers it like it was yesterday. The scent of chlorine. The blinding crack and flash of pain. Blood in the water.

When she wakes up in the hospital, all Bryce can think of is her disastrous Olympic diving trial. But everything is different now. Bryce still feels seventeen, so how can her little sister be seventeen, too? Life went on without her while Bryce lay in a coma for five years. Her best friend and boyfriend have just graduated from college. Her parents barely speak. And everything she once dreamed of doing—winning a gold medal, traveling the world, falling in love—seems beyond her reach.

But Bryce has changed too, in seemingly impossible ways. She knows things she shouldn’t. Things that happened while she was asleep. Things that haven’t even happened yet. During one luminous summer, as she comes to understand that her dreams have changed forever, Bryce learns to see life for what it truly is: extraordinary.

This month you can expect a book review, a contest, a guest post from Lara and an author interview.  Please visit Booksnob often and have a Happy 4th of July!!