Geoducks are for Lovers
By: Daisy Prescott
Food writer Maggie Marrion is just getting back on her feet after a horrible year, or two, or three. With their twentieth reunion approaching, she invites four of her closest friends from college for a weekend at her beach cabin. What she doesn’t expect is her best friends, artist Quinn Dayton and part-time erotica novelist, Selah Elmore, to play matchmaker. The two plot a surprise that will make the weekend, and her life, a lot more interesting.
Gil Morrow, former grunge musician turned history professor, joins them as Selah’s date for the weekend. After coming face to face with the one who got away, he decides he's waited long enough to get the girl. With the support of old friends, a few wishing rocks, the world’s largest burrowing clam, and a hot lumberjack thrown into the mix, Gil reminds Maggie that forty-something isn’t too old for second chances.
Can we learn to love the life we have and let go of who we expected to be? What happens when the generation from The Breakfast Club and Reality Bites meets The Big Chill? Come spend a weekend with these Generation X-ers as they share laughter, tears, life’s ups and downs, old stories, and new beginnings.
To get started can you tell us what you are working on or have coming out?
My debut novel, Geoducks Are for Lovers, was released May 15th. I have a short story outlined, a novel in the planning stages, and am playing around with a spin-off/follow-up to Geoducks that focuses on one (maybe more) of the supporting characters.
What made you realize that writing was it for you? Do you write full time?
I've always loved words and storytelling. Beginning in high school, I've been told I should be a writer and friends started pushing me to write a novel when I was in my twenties. But I didn't listen. Instead, I went off into the world and had adventures, had my heart broken, worked jobs I hated, moved and moved again, learned new skills, and took up expensive hobbies.
A few years ago I left yet another job I hated and started freelance writing full-time. Last summer the idea for Geoducks came to me and unlike many ideas before, stuck in my head. Now I have ideas popping up all the time and try to find balance between freelance projects and writing fiction.
Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
I definitely have the travel bug. I'm always thinking of places to go and my travel bucket list is ridiculous. I have two current dream trips. I'd love to see sloths hanging out in the jungles of Costa Rica. The sloth is my spirit animal. SO (the hubs) and I have a fantasy trip to Machu Piccu planned if I sell a certain amount of books. That trip would cross two things off my bucket list: visit South America and cross the Equator.
Does travel play in the writing of your books?
Definitely. Geoducks is set on Whidbey Island in Washington. The island is just as much a character in the book as the people. It's a place I know well, and the book is a love letter to the island. I want people to fall in love with the place and maybe even be inspired to visit Whidbey themselves.
Where are your fans most likely to find you hanging out?
During the summer, I live on my screened sunporch. Come on over. I always have iced tea and snacks!
About the Author:
Before writing full time, Daisy Prescott worked in the world of art, auctions, antiques, and home decor. She earned her degree in Art History and endured a brief stint as a film theory graduate student. Baker, art educator, antiques dealer, blue ribbon pie maker, blogger, content wrangler, freelance writer, fangirl, gardener, wife, and pet mom are a few of the other titles she’s acquired over the years.
Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy and her husband (aka SO) currently live in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with their dog, Hubbell, and an imaginary house goat. Geoducks Are for Lovers is her debut novel. She is busy researching her second novel.
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