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[post_date] => 2018-08-27 09:28:01
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[post_content] => The story behind the story is that the idea of an underwater world fell into my mind on January 1st, 2015. It was a freezing-cold morning in Canada, and I wished I could escape into tropical waters. But it was too expensive to book a last-minute flight, so I decided to escape in my mind. With a cup of tea in hand, I started inventing an underwater world.
In the years since, I became so fascinated by the deep blue that I learned all I could about its swirling depths. I snorkeled, scuba-dived, swam with sharks, and pored over books and countless articles about the ocean. I also gave my imagination free rein.
Fast-forwarding to today, I am excited to announce that my project of passion and imagination, The Oyster Thief
, will be released in October!
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Book Jacket of The Oyster Thief[/caption]
Here’s the story: When a mermaid and human man meet, they are forced to overcome their intrinsic enmity to embark on a quest into the depths of the sea for a legendary elixir. The Oyster Thief
is an adventure, a mystery, a love story, while also featuring themes of ocean conservation.
The book has received an endorsement from Jodi Picoult
, bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper
: “Sonia Faruqi had me at the word ‘mermaid.’ The Oyster Thief
creates a lush, imaginary underwater world that somehow manages to reinforce the reality of the need for environmental awareness—it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read
I am excited to announce that my publisher Pegasus Books is offering prizes for early bird purchasers
. Those who pre-order in the three weeks from today, Mon, Aug 27, to Sun, Sep 16 will be entered into a contest to win one of three fabulous prizes:
- A gift basket of chocolates, cookies, and other delicious edibles
- An ocean spa collection of fragrant soaps, creams, and salts
- A beautiful, rare, ocean-themed wall clock
Every pre-ordered copy can be considered a ticket into the contest. In addition to having a higher chance of winning, those who pre-order three or more copies
will also receive a personal thank you note.
So…my question for you is, who do you know who likes curling up with a novel? Your mom, a friend, a colleague? If so, give them the gift of The Oyster Thief
! It will be the gift of a book, but also the gift of a journey to a world close but distant, deep below the waves.
Pre-order on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Barnes & Noble, or Indigo.
Forward your order confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be entered into the contest.
[post_title] => Limited Time Offer - Major Prizes for Early Bird Readers of The Oyster Thief!
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