September 21, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Marissa Shields, Publicist: email@example.com
Hawaiian Author Returns to Swim with Sharks in Phenomenal Second Novel
PROVO, UT—Growing up is always difficult – but if you’re adopted, allergic to water, and have a strange connection with sharks, it’s downright problematic. Such is the life of Zader, the mysterious, lovable protagonist first introduced in the critically-acclaimed debut, One Boy, No Water.
Lehua Parker returns with One Shark, No Swim, the second installment in the Niuhi Shark Saga, offering fans a refreshing new tale with Zader and friends, and introducing new readers to an incredibly well-written juvenile series, whether they’ve read the first book or not.
On one hand, One Shark, No Swim is a solid, entertaining story with interesting characters and setting. On the other hand, this novel is a gateway into a place rarely discussed outside of its vacation resorts. Hawaiian culture is a wealth of myths and legends that, when mixed with reality by a skilled wordsmith, can become a sensation.
Enjoy the literary equivalent of a relaxing, yet exciting, vacation to Hawaii by cracking open One Shark, No Swim and losing yourself in the smoothly-crafted words.
For more information on the One Shark, No Swim and the Niuhi Shark Saga and to request a signing or interview with Lehua Parker, please contact Marissa Shields at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reviews for One Boy, No Water, Book One in the Niuhi Shark Saga:
“. . . One Boy, No Water is a colorful island tale and a modern take on various aspects of Hawaiian legend. . . . Lehua Parker has written a lovely book for an age group often ignored.”
“One Boy, No Water is a compelling debut young adult novel . . . [It] touches upon everything from Hawaiian mythology to island speak to local customs that are in danger of disappearing.”
“In One Boy, No Water, [Parker] has created an engaging, believable work of magical realism . . . One Boy, No Water is original, magic, true, funny, and hard to put down.”—Sue Cowing, award-winning author of You Will Call Me Drog and My Dog Has Flies: Poetry for Hawaii’s Kids.