TUMBLE – Contemporary Young Adult
In 2015, the first chapter of Tumble won the Freshly Squeezed, C1 Blitz competition in the Industry Professional section. It has since become a paperback available online and in bookstores and as an ebook via Amazon.
When you have your life mapped out, expect the unexpected
Emma Reynolds knows what she wants: ace year 12, get into the Victorian College of the Arts then join a dance company and become a professional dancer like her Mum. It’s the beginning of the year and Emma has her last year of school and her future mapped out, with the opinion that nothing will get in her way.
When her long time crush Daniel finally notices her, Emma thinks her life can’t get any better but already her perfectly planned year is falling apart. She starts her first job teaching dance where she meets Riley, an arrogant circus performer student who always seems to be in the right place at the right time.
Emma is on track to making her dreams a reality, until an event changes her and those around her lives forever. Nothing will ever be the same and she questions everything she thought she wanted. With family pressure to be the best, torn between two boys who couldn’t be more different and a future very different from the one she had hoped for, what and who will she choose?
Sometimes, the best laid plans, are not the best plans for you.
You can buy it here and here or you can buy a signed paperback version for $17.99 plus postage by emailing Clare or you can click here and start reading the ebook right now! Well, you know, once you’ve bought it.
Some nice things people had to say about Tumble:
“Loved this book! The sign of a great book to me is how invested you get in the characters, when they become real people in your mind and stick there for days after the book is finished, desperately wanting to know what happens next. That’s how i felt about Emma, Riley, Daniel and Nathan in particular. Couldn’t put it down. A must read.” – Kate, Goodreads
“Fantastic read! It made me laugh out loud and cry with a twist I did not see coming.” – Diane, Goodreads
“Loved this book from the moment I started reading and couldn’t put it down.” – Claire, Goodreads
“This book has an appealing charm as it is beautifully written with a simple but engaging style of writing that is easy to read.” – Sharon, Goodreads
“Tumble is a wonderful coming of age, using relatable, flawed characters who feel the pressure of becoming adults before they’re ready.” – Kelly, Diva Booknerd, Goodreads
“I really enjoyed this book. Very realistic and likeable characters that I could really find myself getting invested in their lives and stories…Great first novel from a remarkable writer.” – Rebecca, Goodreads
“Holy voice, Batman! Wow, you’ve got it. Voice is one of the hardest aspects of writing to master, also one of the most important. The voice you’ve got here is perfect for YA; a little attitude, a lot of passion, and ton of personality. Your pacing is great, the intrigue is perfect, and you ground the reader in setting and character.” -Stacey Nash, author and judge for C1 Blitz competition
“I love this! I think this is very, very good. It’s so Australian and I think the voice is spot on. I really enjoyed this! Great job! – Cale Dietrich, judge for C1 Blitz competition
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Some nice thing people had to say about HEA?:
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A short story about the bad days, that make even the most mundane days seem good.
THE HUNT FOR SCARLETT O’HARA
Ever since the American civil war classic Gone With The Wind was published in 1936, and film producer David O’Selznick bought the rights, everyone was asking, who will play Scarlett O’Hara?
For those who may not have seen the film or read the book, GWTW follows Scarlett O’Hara, a beautiful feisty and head strong woman who is in love with a man who does not love her. Well, he kind of does, but he’s into Melanie Hamilton way more, but anyway, there’s a war, quite a few husbands and kids and of course, her family plantation, Tara.
The point is, it became an instant classic and the film rights were swept up. Years go by and the film studio still doesn’t have its lead. Enter little known English actress, Vivien Leigh, and the rest as they say, is history…