Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.
As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app - and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.
Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.
Describe your personality in three words………
Dark, distant, generous
Describe your writing style in three words…….
I don’t know! Every book is different
Which is your favourite chapter that you have wrote and why?
I don’t think of my books in terms of chapters so it’s hard to say. I don’t even add chapter numbers until the end
What has been your toughest criticism given to you as an author? I don’t read my reviews
What has been your best compliment?
That I changed someone’s life, or helped them get through something
Is there a message in your novel/novels that you want your reader to grasp?
Every novel is different so it’s impossible to say!
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Treat it like a business, work your ass off, and good luck.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life , whom would you like to play the lead role?
Someone better looking than me so the movie would succeed
If you were a superhero, what would you want your powers to be?
The ability to go back in time to see my family members who have died
If you could meet one of your own characters who would it be and why?
I wouldn’t want to. I’d feel too guilty for making their lives so dramatic
Most embarrassing moment?
The STD commercial I filmed for MTV in ninth grade (I don’t have an STD though)
Where do you see yourself if ten years?
I have absolutely no idea. The thought terrifies me
What’s your idea of happiness?
The beach and a Bud Light
Have you got any nicknames?
Sethy and Daddy, because I’m paternal
What question have you always wanted to be asked? Would you like me to stop asking questions now? How would you answer it? Yes.
Favourite Drink? Beer
Hard or Soft?
Early bird or Night owl?
Both. I hate sleeping
Coffee and Tea?
Coffee and sweet tea
Right handed or Left handed?
Cake or Cookies?
Neither – I’m out of shape right now