Q&A with Laura Silverman (Author of Girl Out of Water)

GB: Thanks so much Laura for agreeing to do this with me!

LS: Thank you for asking!

GB: First off, let’s get started talking about Girl Out of Water. What is your book about? Who or what is this story based on?

LS: The story is about a California surfer girl who has to spend the summer in Nebraska taking care of her three younger cousins. There are a lot of family dynamics, sports, and I’ve been told, a pretty swoony romance.

GB: Is this your debut novel? If so, how long did it take from the start of writing to getting it published?

LS: Yes, it is! I worked on it for sixth months before querying agents, but from first idea to on-the-shelves, it’ll be close to three years. There’s quite a bit of down time in between stages once you get an agent.

GB: Who are some authors that you enjoy reading in your free time?

LS: Ah! Too many! Shout out to some new faves: Angie Thomas, Sandhya Menon, Jen Wilde, and so many more!

GB: Who got you into reading?

LS: I guess that’d be my mom! I’ve been a reader as long as I could read, and my mom very rarely told me we’re not buying more books today 

GB: Which format do you prefer reading? Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook or eBook?

LS: I have a thing for mass market paperbacks – they’re just so – readable!

GB: Do you currently have any signings or events set up? If not how can other fellow book lovers get a signed copy of your book?

LS: If this posts before May 2nd they can order a signed copy from Foxtale Books in Georgia. I had to postpone my launch event, so I will be having one later this summer, and I’ll definitely be tweeting all the info once I know it.

GB: If you were stranded on a remote island and could only have one book series with you which series would it be and why?

LS: I mean, I’m a Potter kid. It’s definitely Harry Potter 

GB: Thanks so much for agreeing to do this with me!

LS: Thank you for having me!

Laura’s Links:

Pre Order a SIGNED copy here!!
Girl Out of Water on Book Depository

Title: Girl out of Water 

Author: Laura Silverman

Agent: James McCarthy Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Format: Trade Paper Original

Trim: 5.5 x 8.25 

ISBN: 978-1-4926-4686-0 

Price: $10.99 U.S./£7.99 UK

Pages: 320 pages 

Ages: 14 and up

Also available in ebook

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