Friday, March 11, 2016

Lifeboat Clique Blog Tour Guest Post by Kathy Parks + Giveaway

I am so excited to be part of The Lifeboat Clique tour! I'm going to have my review up next week but I really enjoyed the book!


Back to when you were in high school, what would you do if you were stranded in the middle of the ocean with a group of people you didn't get along with and one person used to be your friend?
That is a great question because I think back then I had more of a black and white view on things. I think I would have quickly labeled myself the hero and underdog and hardened my opinion to the other. I’m hoping now I would see us as more of a group of individuals brought together by circumstance and fate. I would totally hope Mr. Shriek showed up, though.

What inspired you to write a survival story that was equal parts dark and equal parts part instead of going to usual more serious route?
I was told by my agent, and others, to maybe try and write funnier stuff, but there is something dark about my sensibility. So The Lifeboat Clique emerged from that. I think the kind of voice in The Lifeboat Clique is closer to my “true” voice than pure serious fiction. Maybe because I think life is part comedy, part tragedy, but ultimately a dream.

What are some of your favorite survival stories in books, film and television that you think everyone needs to read/watch?
There’s an amazing book called Deep Survival that tells survival stories and gives tips on surviving. Life of Pi was an interesting movie. I never actually saw Castaway with Tom Hanks, but maybe Sonny Boy was my Wilson.

Thanks for the questions!

ABOUT THE LIFEBOAT CLIQUE:

Some people might say that Denver had a death wish. Why else would she have dared to sneak into a Malibu beach party where she’d be surrounded by enemies, namely including her ex-BFF Abigail?

Oh yeah. Croix. Denver never thought in a million years he’d ask her out, but who was she to question this miracle of fate? Well, that wasn’t the only surprise fate had in store.

During the party a tsunami hit the coast of California, wiping out everything in its path. Denver and a handful of others escaped death by holding onto the roof of the house and were swept out to sea. Of course, one of her fellow castaways was none other than Abigail, who could barely stand the sight of her.

Now that she’s floating in the ocean, stuck on a small boat with the most popular kids in school and waiting to be rescued, Denver wonders what might kill her first-dehydration, sunstroke, or the girl she used to think of as a sister?

A hilariously dark and twisted story that sparkles with a remarkably fresh voice, The Lifeboat Clique is Kathy Park’s irreverent yet insightful novel about how to survive in the most unthinkable circumstances.

ABOUT KATHY PARKS:

Hi, I’m Kathy Parks, author of The Lifeboat Clique. (Katherine Tegen Books, March 1 2016)

It’s about Denver Reynolds, an outcast at her high school, who ends up in a lifeboat with the popular kids who hate her.

It’s Mean Girls meets Life of Pi!

I live near the beach in Carpinteria, California with my husband and two cats.

I love questions and meeting other authors.

Hope you’ll check out The Lifeboat Clique!
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Tour Schedule:
Week 1:
2/29: The Irish Banana Review 
3/1: That Artsy Reader Girl
3/2: Bookiemoji 
3/3: Andi's ABCs 
3/4: Novel Ink

Week 2:
3/7: A Book & A Latte 
3/8: Reads All the Books 
3/9: Actin' Up With Books 
3/10: Paperback Princess
3/11: Life According to a Bibliophile (You are here!)

Giveaway:
3 Finished Copies of THE LIFEBOAT CLIQUE (US Only)

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