Monday, April 5, 2010

Book Birthday (and Giveaway!)

Today I'm celebrating the official birthday of Swoon At Your Own Risk!

Here's what Booklist says:

Boy crazy in a house full of women, Polly is facing a summer nightmare of working a crummy water park job being supervised by an ex—and in a bathing suit no less! Hoping to learn from her advice-columnist grandmother, Polly swears off guys and tries to improve herself by following “Miss Swoon’s” affirmations and attempting to mend a rift with her best friend, Jane. Unfortunately, skater/poet (and formerly weird neighbor kid) Xander keeps showing up at the park to babysit relatives and catches Polly’s eye. Polly uses humor to deflect most real conversations, which makes her the life of the party but leaves her lacking in the serious-relationship department. What appears to be a frothy summer confection delves into some heftier emotions as the underlying issues motivating Polly’s actions, as well as those of her mom and grandma, are uncovered. Each chapter ends with snippets from Miss Swoon’s advice columns, Xander’s poetic observations about Polly, or entries from a coworker’s gossip blog.— Heather Booth (Booklist)

You can find Swoon At Your Own Risk at your favorite bookstore or online at, B&, or Indibound. But what fun are birthday parties without presents?

Leave a comment by midnight, April 18, 2010, to enter to win a signed copy!
Open to anyone in the world.

Thanks for celebrating with me! --Sydney Salter


  1. Yay, Sydney!
    SWOON sounds SWELL!
    Happy book birthday:)

  2. Congratulations! I am so excited that you have another book out. I always love fun features at the end of chapters. It sounds like you found a creative thread to weave throughout your book.

  3. Sydney,
    Congrats on SWOON! It looks like a great read.


  4. The winner of the books is.... Mrs. V (chosen via the handy-dandy random number generator at fun website).