Summer of Sloane Playlist:
Hi Hannah, thanks so much for having me!
Here are a few songs that were either constantly on repeat when I was writing SUMMER OF SLOANE or later found their way onto my playlist because they felt like a perfect fit. FYI, the songs are actually in order with the flow of my book and I’ve made note of which character(s) each relates to:
1. DON’T LET ME DOWN – The Chainsmokers feat. Daya (Sloane, Mick & Tyler)
2. BAD BLOOD – Taylor Swift (Sloane and Mick)
3. JAR OF HEARTS – Christina Perri (Sloane and Tyler)
4. MARCHIN ON – OneRepublic (Sloane)
5. GIRLS CHASE BOYS – Ingrid Michaelson (Sloane and Finn)
6. ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS STAY – Taylor Swift (Sloane and Tyler)
7. BREATHE AGAIN – Sara Bareilles (Sloane)
8. HANDS TO MYSELF – Selena Gomez (Sloane and Finn)
9. WILDEST DREAMS – Taylor Swift (Sloane and Finn)
10. I LIVED – OneRepublic (Sloane)
ABOUT SUMMER OF SLOANE:Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.
These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.
Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there’s no reason Sloane shouldn’t enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn’t always play by the rules, she knows he’s the perfect distraction from everything that’s so wrong back home.
But it turns out a measly ocean isn’t nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voice mails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane’s carefree summer might not be as easy to find as she’d hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.
Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu, and - although Hawaiian - should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their baby boy, Kellan; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SCBWI, and is also co-founder of the YA Buccaneers.
SUMMER OF SLOANE is her debut novel, out May 3, 2016 from Disney-Hyperion. Visit Erin online at Erin L Schneider or on Twitter: @ErinLSchneider1.
Erin is represented by literary agent Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.
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