K.V. Flynn Talks YA Lit, MG Books with Liz Botts
Guest Post: Author K.V. Flynn
Today I welcome author K.V. Flynn to my blog. Check out his fabulous new release, available wherever e-books are sold.
K.V. Flynn just published his new action adventure YA/MG+ novel,On The Move, this month through Astraea Press. It’s the first in a trilogy about teenage skateboarders who live in a small Southern California beach town called Surfside.
Teens, tweens, and the people who are always looking for great books to buy them might want to know what it’s about! This novel has tons of skating and fun, plus danger and mystery, told through a multi-cultural group of eighth grade skaters.
Here’s the story:
Callum Vicente and his four best middle school buddies live in a Southern California beach town, and narrowly miss being grounded for life after they sneak out of town on the bus for a great skateboard day just before promotion from 8th grade. Their pal Justice ends up with a wicked broken leg, but their parents soon forget about it because weird, tense things are happening in the news. So Callum, Levi and his bff Apollo are soon deep into their best summer ever at PEAK skateboard camp where they learn tricks from the pros, grind on endless street courses, and careen off one awesome ramp straight into the lake. It is mad fun until the War breaks out: the teens watch major cities blown up on TV, have no idea what’s happened to their parents, and then lose virtually all communication with the outside world.
Stranded, the boarder buddies strike out on their own to find their families, travelling north through all of California and Oregon, following a network of underground message boards and savvy riders who they find holed up in skate parks along the way. They pick up their school buddy Mateo Beltran and hitch a ride with their Native friend Obbie, on his way to safety on his dad’s reservation in Washington state, and even get some surprising help as they try to figure out a world gone crazy while they are On the Move.
Where can you find On The Move?
Barnes & Noble: http://goo.gl/Yme3aE
Amazon UK: http://goo.gl/KOywL4
And who is K.V. Flynn, anyway?
I’m a writer who lives in Southern California, kind of near Manhattan-Huntington-Malibu Beach. My action-adventure book ON THE MOVE about 14-year-old skater friends who are stranded at skate camp when a War breaks out, came out on Sept.2. You can follow the news about it atwww.OnTheMoveBooks.com.
My favorite ride is an 8.25" Krooked deck, Independent trucks, and 53 mm Spitfire wheels. I am half Spanish and half Irish. I have a dog, and have been watching "Pretty Sweet" by Chocolate Skateboards, "Stay Gold" by Emerica, and "The Deathwish Video" by Deathwish Skateboards. What about you!?
Me and my bros regularly cruise Venice, Stoner, Skatelab, and Van’s. Talk back: KVFlynnOntheMove@gmail.com.
I’m also on Facebook: www.facebook.com/OnTheMoveBooks
I’m going to shout out to another new writer, LOU SPIRITO, who has a great non-fiction memoir out called GIMME SHELTER. The best way to describe it is a combination of the terrific tv shows The Sopranos mixed with Marley & Me! It’s about a volatile, chronically ticked-off writer who struggles to help an abused, timid, big-hearted shelter dog. Who’d like it? Well, dog lovers, first of all. Big time. But teens like it because it really looks at anger issues and how to manage or overcome them. Lou’s writing is super relatable and humorous. He goes back to his family life (that’s The Sopranos part) plus has great information and advice about a really misunderstood breed, the pit bull. Find it on Amazon.com!
Thanks for inviting me, Liz Botts!
Check HER out at: http://lizbottsbooks.blogspot.com/2014/09/guest-post-author-kv-flynn.html