Announcing Leila Howland Author of Nantucket Blue

We are thrilled to announce Leila Howland to #ATBF13! Her debut, NANTUCKET BLUE is a perfect read to beat the summer heat!

What is your favorite beach?
Barney’s Joy in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. It’s my happy place!

What was the first piece of music you bought with your own money?
George Michael’s Faith

Where would your dream house be if it could be anywhere?
Big Sur, California. I always get great ideas when I go there. It’s magical.

How hot do you like your salsa?
Just hot enough to get my attention.

For more information about Leila Howland and her books, check out her website

For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.

Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t.

When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.

But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on–most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits–that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.

Set your sites and calendars for September 28th at the Austin Convention Center!