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Monday, June 27, 2011

Short Story Anthology: Summer Breeze

*squeals* I'm very excited about the publication of my first short story on July 5th! Omnific Publishing will release two summer anthologies, one sweet and one steamy, on 7-5-11. Check it out HERE. What's even better is that proceeds benefit the breast cancer research foundation Save the Ta-tas.

I can't think of a better organization to support given that breast cancer has affected my family. My mother is a breast cancer survivor. Doctors diagnosed her seventeen years ago, luckily catching the naughty cells early. She had a mastectomy and is doing so well now--I'm really proud of her.

My story Swim Recruit will be in the "Summer Breeze" Anthology along with other sweet Young Adult romances.

I'm a former college swimmer and I'm eager to share my first YA story, told from a first person point of view.

Not long after Abby Donahue’s family falls apart, she escapes on an airplane to Chicago for a recruiting trip. A talented high-school swimmer, Abby hopes to score both a college scholarship and some distance from her parents' recent divorce. But is this university for her? 

Her first encounter with freshman swimmer Reese McGowan makes her nervous. He’s a tall backstroker with a mess of blond hair, glittering aquamarine eyes, and a suspension from the team for badmouthing the school to another recruit. As Abby unravels the mystery underlying Reese’s disdain, she begins to unlock her own hidden emotions about her father. Together Abby and Reese battle bullies on the team and inner demons, learning that flipper feet and fighting for family can actually be a good thing.

And now it's time for the Meet an Author Monday Blog Hop. Hop around to check out the twelve Omnific authors participating in the anthologies!


Nicki Elson said...

Sounds like an intriguing foray into YA first person. And in Chicago---yay! I'll keep an eye out for this Reese fella. ;)

kelsey said...

Hmm, blond hair and glittering aquamarine eyes! Yummy! I'll be keeping an eye out as well!

CarolOates said...

Your story is intriguing. Looking forward to it.

Debra Anastasia said...

Wow Jennifer! Your story sounds amazing, I can't wait to read it. Thanks for contributing to this awesome cause. You rock.

Jessica Subject said...

Congrats! I'm going to have to check it out. :)

Jennifer Lane said...

Nicki, you can't miss Reese. He's about 6'6" with a massive wingspan! And his blond hair has mineral chlorine green tones hee hee.

Kelsey, I'm pleased you think he sounds yummy.

Carol, thanks for stopping by! It was fun to enter your YA world for this story.

Debra, I'm glad the blurb got you excited. This story is near to my heart because of its focus on a swim team with all its ups and downs.

Jessica, I hear you have a short story coming out yourself, young lady! Good luck with the release.

Anonymous said...

Lol, love the touch of mineral chlorine green tones. Reminds me of the water polo team at my high school. They were all so gorgeous, but their hair was almost always wild and with that tint to it.

Very happy to hear about your mother's cancer victory.

Jennifer Lane said...

Hi BJ, thanks for stopping by. The guy swimmers on my college team would let their hair grow totally wild, including facial hair like fu-man-chu moustaches, prior to shaving it all off at the taper meet. It was awesome! Thanks for your kind words about my mom.

Liz Fichera said...

Um. That summer anthology sounds fab!! Must have. :-)

Jennifer Lane said...

Thanks, Liz! I like that there's one for YA lovers and one for smut lovers. That about covers the bases. :)


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