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Monday, July 21, 2014

Guest Post: Setting of This Summer by Katlyn Duncan

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Guest Post: Setting of This Summer by Katlyn Duncan





Release date: July 9, 2014
Publisher: Carina UK
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
ISBN: 9781472096449

Before college, before responsibilities, Hadley Beauman and best friend Lily are determined to have a summer to remember. There will be all the usual dramas – ex-boyfriends who don’t seem to know what ‘ex’ means, pesky younger brothers with unrequited crushes, but what Hadley didn’t anticipate was the out-of-the-blue return of the seriously hot boy-next-door, Will Carson. The boy who broke her heart when he skipped town two years ago.

Will may have shot up a foot and filled out (oh yes), but inside he carries the weight of guilt – for leaving, for coming back… Now he’s just passing through to tie up loose ends but it’s clear the old chemistry still crackles between him and Hadley. Trouble is, it’s built on two years of lies…

This summer might just be the best time of their lives, but is Hadley ready for everything to change – again?

The Guest Post

Great topic! I think setting is very important piece of a great novel and I’d love to discuss mine!

This Summer is mostly set in a small town. As this is a loose version of my summers working for my local Parks Department, I brought in elements of that setting to build up the environment of the book. I wanted this setting because I knew it very well and that’s just where I saw my characters living. I like writing about small towns since I know mine very well. There is a sense of everyone knows each others business which fuels the urgency for Hadley to want to move on with her life. Plus it was fun to have the main characters live so close to everything, I really enjoyed exploring their environment in each scene.

The actual camp was fun to build. Pieces of it are from what I remember about those summers working. With so much of the setting in my mind already, it was an interesting experience to just throw my characters in there and see what they did.

There is also small window of time that the characters spend at an overnight camp and that was really fun for me to imagine. I’d never been to one and so it was exciting to build up my own version!


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About Katlyn Duncan


Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.

Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.




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The Tour Schedule

The schedule can be found at:

Week One
July 14th – Fire and Ice – Guest Post
July 14th – Spiced Latte Reads – Review
July 15th – Ramblings From This Chick – Review
July 15th – Contessa – Interview
July 16th – Book Briefs – Review<
July 16th – Swoony Boys Podcast – Interview
July 17th – Falling for YA – Guest Post
July 17th – Ginger-Read Reviews – Review
July 18th – A Book and a Latte
July 18th – Mary Had a Little Book Blog – Review

Week Two
July 21st – Seeing Night Reviews – Review
July 21st – Ticket to Anywhere – Guest Post
July 21st – A Bottomless Book Bag – Review
July 22nd – Library of a Book Witch – Review
July 22nd – Simplistic Reviews – Guest Post
July 23rd – Teen Readers’ Diary – Interview
July 23rd – Rampant Readers – Review<
July 24th – Once Upon a Twilight – Review
July 24th – Fiction Dreams – Interview
July 25th – Burning Impossibly Bright – Guest Post
July 25th – Fiktshun – Guest Post + Review