The 2013 Beach Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program spotlighting the hottest reads of the upcoming summer season.
Our grand prize for the 2013 Beach Book Festival is $1500 cash and a flight to New York for our awards program. The winning entry will also receive a two-week public relations campaign touting their beach-read victory.
Submitted works are judged for general excellence, i.e., the potential of the work to be an engaging beach read this summer season.
JUST ANNOUNCED! The 2013 Beach Book Festival will hold a day book festival and publishing seminar on Sat. June 22 at the Radisson Martinque on Broadway Hotel. The event will be free and open to the public. If you would like a table or to inquire about a speaking opportunity for yourself or as part of a panel, send a note to BeachBookFestival@sbcglobal.net
Interview with Claire Cook, winner of the 2010 Beach Book Festival Awards
Seven Year Switch is bestselling author Claire Cook’s seventh novel. It has received beach read praise from People, USA Today, The New York Times, and The New York Post.
According to Kirkus, “a beach tote couldn’t ask for more.” It’s the story of a single mother whose husband ran off to join the Peace Corps, leaving her with a three-year-old. Seven years later, just when they’ve figured out how to make it on their own, he’s ba-ack – proving he can’t even run away reliably!