Today's interview is with Heidi R. Kling, about her debut novel for young adults, Sea, available from Amazon.com
Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother's accidental disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen year old California girl Sienna "Sea" Jones reluctantly travels with her father's volunteer team to six months post-tsunami Indonesia. During her stay at the orphanage, she meets scarred and soulful Deni who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.
She knows they can't be together, so why can't she stay away from him? And what about her old-best-friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why is her psychiatrist father so secretive about her mother's plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to the truth. And Sea's real adventure begins.
Heidi R. Kling was born and raised in California. She decided she wanted to be a writer after playing the part of Clarisse in Fahrenheit 451 for a high school play. She attended the University of California, wrote and directed for her own children's theatre, and then went on to pursue an MFA in in the Writing For Children program at the New School in New York. Heidi lives in California with her husband and son. To learn more about Heidi and her writing, check out her website or her blog.