Monday, 14 January 2013

Debut Spotlight: Amber Dermont

If January is anything to go by it's looking like 2013 is going to be a bumper year for debut releases by new authors.  Today the spotlight turns to Amber Dermont whose debut book, The Starboard Sea, will be published on 17th January by Corsair.

Amber Dermont has published her short stories in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She currently serves as an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.
The son of a prominent Banker, Jason was born into an exclusive world of Manhattan penthouses, superior sailing clubs and Maine summer houses. A sharp and sensitive teenager Jason’s passions are simple; the ocean, sailing and his sailing partner and best friend, Cal.

When Cal dies suddenly in their junior year at Kensington prep, Jason is left desolate. Unable to cope, he transfers to Bellingham Academy. It is at Bellingham, a prestigious, last chance boarding school that Jason meets Aiden, a fellow student with a troubled past. They embark on a tender and emotional friendship, tending to each others’ broken hearts with the therapeutic revelations of their darkest secrets.

When a hurricane ravages the coast of New England, Jason’s life is once again thrown in
turmoil as he’s forced to untangle a terrible secret hidden by those he thought of as his

For more information about Amber and her book why not follow her:

Twitter: @AmberDermont

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