Today Michele Bacon and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover and an exclusive excerpt for ANTIPODES, which releases April 3, 2018! I am so thrilled to be a part of this reveal because this book looks phenomenal and the cover is GOALS.
Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win an ARC!
But first, why don’t you check out the premise for ANTIPODES?
Now why don’t you check out an excerpt of the gorgeous writing?
Alone at lunch, Erin cracked her Italian book and read ahead. The clouds had burned off during her art experiments, but everything was still damp. She juggled her Italian book and lunch until Jade called her name.
“In here!” Jade pulled Erin into a gymnasium.
They sat on the floor, and Jade said, “How are you finding New Zealand?”
“Still jet lagged,” Erin said.
“True kiwi lunch here, want some?” Jade held out a plastic container of brown and grey food.
“Every time someone mentions kiwi, I picture fuzzy green fruit,” Erin said.
“Aye, we’ve got kiwi fruit, too. This is bangers and mash.”
“Funny, isn’t it? Last night, Felicity asked whether I liked—whether I fancied—kumara. An orange vegetable. Not a carrot. Soft in the middle when cooked, but not a squash. Then she served it and it was a sweet potato.”
“Kumara are my favorite in winter.”
“Yeah. My grampa used to make them with brown sugar and cinnamon. I love them, so you see how off-kilter I feel. Same cars, but yours are smaller. And slower. Everything is a little slower. We speak the same language, to an extent. But sometimes? I have no idea what people are saying. And sometimes, words have entirely different meanings. At home, biscuits are small, fluffy, buttery breakfast breads. What you call biscuits, we call cookies.”
“Sounds delicious, either way,” Jade said.
Outside, a circle of guys bunched up over the rugby ball, pushing hard but not moving in any particular direction. “Aren’t words funny?” she said. “I once met a girl at a resort in North Carolina—that’s actually in the southern part of America—and she and I realized when a Chicago native says she skis, she means skiing in snow. But we also go water skiing.
“In the south, though, where it’s warm, skiing means water. And they call the other kind snow skiing.”
“Here, of course, the North Island is the warm part, and we get the cold down here,” Jade said. “One of us is upside down.”
“Yeah. It’s definitely me.”
Author: Michele Bacon
Pub. Date: April 3, 2018
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
square county in Ohio, where books were my favorite means of escaping an
unhappy childhood. Writing was my transparent attempt to create the things I
craved: big happy families, international adventures and unconditional
friendship. From a young age, I was drawn to people’s stories, and I still want
to know how you met your best friend or fell in love with your partner.
and wrote my first novel. In college, there were short stories and still more
novels. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in English, with
concentrations in critical theory and creative writing.
for several years, but my professional life was one of reinvention. In state
government, business management consulting, and nonprofit fundraising, I
adapted easily and absorbed the languages of different professions. My last
paying job was as an independent fundraising consultant for nonprofit
organizations. That was seven years ago.
traveling (and, let’s be honest, chasing down small people who don’t like to
wear clothes). I’ve traveled to all 50 states and dozens of other countries,
always collecting pieces of characters and ideas for stories. I recently spent
a year on sabbatical in Christchurch, New Zealand, where I may have left my
heart at Ilam School. Now that we’ve settled back in the States, I’m writing
for adults and young adults, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and baking like a
fiend. (You’d thinking baking would be the same everywhere, but it’s not.
Something is different about kiwi butter.)
plot outlines, character idiosyncrasies, and ideas for scenes on the nearest
blank spot of paper. My current manuscript was born of those torn slips of
paper, used envelopes, lollipop wrappers, fuel receipts and–once–that little
paper bit that keeps a nursing pad sticky until it’s time to use it. My
manuscripts are better than the quality of papers where they began. Promise.
enthusiast, passionate skier, and lover of prime numbers. I also am a mentor at
the Moving Words Writing Clinic, and a freelance copyeditor.
three growing children.
3 winners will receive an ARC of ANTIPODES
(when they are available in January 2018), US Only.