Julie Compton writes:

Hi there,
I a member of the Summer Literary Seminars group on Facebook. I don’t remember how I stumbled upon your group, but was excited to learn about your programs in Africa. I traveled to Kenya and Tanzania in 2007, and large portions of my newest novel, RESCUING OLIVIA, are set there and were inspired by the trip. RESCUING OLIVIA hits US bookstore shelves tomorrow, February 2, and will be released in the UK in May. The novel has been described as a cross between a modern-day fairy tale and a contemporary thriller. It’s the story of a Florida biker who sets out a dangerous path to find his girlfriend (Olivia) when she mysteriously disappears from the hospital after a motorcycle crash. His quest takes him from his Florida home to New England and ultimately, to Africa, where Olivia was born. The early reviews have been strong. Kirkus Reviews described it as a “modern-day fairy tale about a princely Florida lawn guy who must rescue his princess from a clutch of monsters” and said that “Compton burrows so deeply into [the characters’] troubled back stories and dramatizes in such psychologically compelling terms the swain’s attempt to rescue his princess . . . that the result is a pleasing hybrid of fairy tale and contemporary thriller.” Publishers Weekly called it an “intense, entertaining second novel” and said “Compton pulls off a super-satisfying resolution.” Booklist called it “a page-turner.”
I’d love the opportunity to share the news of the release with fellow members. Interested readers can learn more at my website, www.julie-compton.com.
Thank you. I can’t wait to get back to Africa and I hope to be able to join your group on an upcoming trip.
Julie Compton
TELL NO LIES (2008), Kirkus starred review
RESCUING OLIVIA (coming February 2, 2010)


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