Today we're happy to share the cover for Lisa Freeman's RIPTIDE SUMMER, coming May 9 from Sky Pony Press. It's the follow up to her 2015 novel HONEY GIRL, and the series has already garnered praise from actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who says, “Where was this book when I was fifteen? Honey Girl is a daring debut. A fierce story of female friendship, earned acceptance, and following the unwritten rules of Southern California beach boy and girl culture in the ‘70s.”
Here's a little more about the sequel:
The year is 1973, and sixteen-year-old Nani is firmly established as one of the top girls in the State Beach lineup. She’s looking forward to a long, relaxing summer of days spent in the sun with her surfer boyfriend, and to secret nights with Rox, the lineup’s queen supreme.
But when surf god Nigel breaks her heart, and Rox reveals a secret that tears their friendship—and the lineup—apart, Nani is left to pick up the pieces. If she can’t recruit new Honey Girls to the lineup, the friends will lose their reputation as the beach’s top babes. With the summer spiraling out of control, Nani starts to question everything she’s always believed about how to rule the beach. Maybe it’s time to leave the rules behind, starting with the most important one: Girls don’t surf.
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Her debut novel Honey Girl was published by Sky Pony Press in 2015, and she’s currently working on the sequel which will hit the shelves in Spring, 2017. On a typical afternoon, you’ll find her writing in her studio under the shade of a 100-year old pepper tree, tea in hand and three small dogs at her feet.