About SWOON AT YOUR OWN RISK:
You’d think Polly Martin would have all the answers when it comes to love—after all, her grandmother is the famous syndicated advice columnist Miss Swoon. But after a junior year full of dating disasters, Polly has sworn off boys. This summer, she’s going to focus on herself for once. So Polly is happy when she finds out Grandma is moving in—think of all the great advice she’ll get.
But Miss Swoon turns out to be a man-crazy sexagenarian! How can Polly stop herself from falling for Xander Cooper, the suddenly-hot skateboarder who keeps showing up while she’s working at Wild Waves water park, when Grandma is picking up guys at the bookstore and flirting with the dishwasher repairman?
No advice column can prepare Polly for what happens when she goes on a group camping trip with three too many ex-boyfriends and the tempting Xander. Polly is forced to face her feelings and figure out if she can be in love—and still be herself.
Sydney Salter has never had an ex-boyfriend or worked in a water park, but she did once babysit a bulldog. Sydney now lives in Utah with her first and only boyfriend (now her husband), two daughters, two cats, two dogs, and a pair of tortoises. She loves reading, writing, traveling, and really tall, really twisty water slides. She’s also the author of My Big Nose And Other Natural Disasters and Jungle Crossing. Visit her at http://www.sydneysalter.com and http://www.mybignose.blogspot.com.
NEW writing advice in five words or less.
Write quick first drafts. Revise.
What's the last book you read?
How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Standiford.
Top 5 songs from your book's playlist, or just what you've been listening to lately.
If I Ever Feel Better by Phoenix
A Nervous Tic Motion Of The Head To The... by Andrew Bird
Sugar Blaster by Starlight Mints
Home by Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros
Young Folks by Peter Bjorn & John
I do have to confess that my husband, a little more than disturbed by my fondness for poppy radio hits, created a worthy-in-his-eyes pop song playlist for me. I LOVE these songs! But that doesn't mean I can't love you, too, Lady Gaga.
Thanks for swiftly indulging our curiosity, Sydney!