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About the book:
Author: Jody Gehrman
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Dakota McCloud has just been accepted into a prestigious art school. Soon she'll leave behind the artists' colony where she grew up-hippie dad, tofu since birth, yurt-and join her boyfriend and best friend on the East Coast. It was the plan... until Dakota finds out her boyfriend and best friend hooked up behind her back.Places to Buy the Book:
Hurt and viciously betrayed, Dakota pours out her heart on a piece of paper, places it in a bottle, and hurlsi t into the ocean. But it doesn't quite go where she expects...
Jack Sauvage finds the bottle washed up on the shore and responds to Dakota's letter. Except what if his straight-laced life doesn't jive with the free-spirited girl he's only seen from afar? As Jack creates a persona he believes she'll love, they slowly fall for each other with each new letter. Now Jack is trying to make this delicate, on-paper romance happen in real life... without revealing his deception.
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Jack's Character Profile:
Character Profile: Jack Sauvage
Hometown: Geyserville, California
Likes: Moody music, storms, butterscotch.
Hates: Hypocrisy, hipsters, vapid pop music, Catholic school uniforms.
Quirks: There's this one place at the back of his head where the hair always stands up funny; he's very self-conscious about it.
The Three Songs He Hates Most and Why: "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone because, seriously? There's never an excuse for that much cheese; "Baby" by Justin Bieber. Is this the voice of his generation? It makes him shudder; "Aliron," a Spanish kids' song he associates strongly with sour milk, though he doesn't remember why.
Formative Growing-up Factors: Jack's mother is extremely overprotective. Jack's uncle died in a car accident a couple decades ago, and ever since his mom's been paranoid about anyone she loves hitting the road. As a result, Jack's the only person in his hometown with a full time chauffeur. Well, Attila used to be a part-time tutor, part-time chauffeur, before Jack got into Julliard. Now that the academic pressures' off, he doesn't need a tutor, so voila! Attila became his full time driver. It's both a luxury and a source of extreme embarrassment, according to Jack.
Jack's Passion: Sometimes Jack can lose himself entirely in his music. He plays piano, has since he was little. On his best days he delves so deeply into the notes he can feel each chord vibrating inside his chest, like he's not just playing music-he is the music. He's the moody smokiness of Rachmaninoff and the soft pastels of Chopin. This is what he lives for, this total surrender to the moment, when he's so lost int he notes he forgets his own name.
About the Author:
Jody Gehrman is a native of Northern California, where she can be found writing, teaching, reading, or obsessing over her three cats most days. She is also the author of ten novels and numerous award-winning plays. Her Young Adult novels include The Truth About Jack, Audrey's Guide to Black Magic, Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft, Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and Triple Shot Bettys in Love. Babe in Boyland was optioned by the Disney Channel and won the International Reading Association's Teen Choice Award. Her adult novels are Bombshell, Notes from the Backseat, Tart, and Summer in the land of Skin. Her plays have been produced in Ashland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. She and her partner David Wolf won the New Generation Playwrights Award for their one-act, Jake Savage, Jungle P.I. She is a professor of English and Communication Studies at Mendocino College.