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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Story Secrets: SEA by Heidi Kling

Do you know what a sweetheart Heidi Kling, debut author of SEA (launching today!), is? I'm here to tell you she is that, and more. I just met her at the very amazing Teen Author Carnival in NYC, and she is every bit as nice as you would expect. (Pic: me, Heidi, Sarah Ockler, and Kieran Scott)

Heidi and I are meeting up at ALA in Washington, DC at the end of this month to sign our debut books - PLUS she's here today to spill some secrets about SEA...

So without further ado, I present Heidi!


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SEA is a romantic adventure about hope after tragedy set in post-tsunami Indonesia.

I spent years in Indonesia, a place I'd never been. Also, did a lot of soul searching --how would my family react if I suddenly went missing--how would I react to this situation if I was 15--it was incredible spending time with these characters. I love them like they are my own family now.

Holly Cupala: I love to hear the stories behind the story. How did SEA hit you?

Heidi Kling: The long story is on my website, but I was inspired by my husband's real life volunteer efforts...

Read the rest of Heidi's story here...

4 comments:

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

You girls are SO CUTE!!! Congrats!!!

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Heidi is a doll. Can't wait to read SEA.

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seaheidi said...

Thanks for having me!!