Guest post: Mary Rowen + Leaving the Beach

Today I was lucky enough to be given a guest spot on the BLACKPLUME blog. I’m very honored and grateful. Maricar, the owner of the blog, let me talk a little about LEAVING THE BEACH and post a little excerpt. I hope you take a look and enjoy it! –Mary


Today I’m pleased to hand the blog over to author, Mary Rowen. She is here to tell us a little about her latest novel Leaving the Beach. I haven’t read the book yet but it sounds intriguing and very promising. Just check Kirkus’ review for proof. I’m sure be adding this book in my TBR pile soon. Welcome to Blackplume Mary!

Mary Rowen, author of Leaving the Beach

The main character in my new novel—called Leaving the Beach—is a lonely, young, bulimic  the soul mate of a rock star.

Unfortunately, as Erin becomes an adult, the gap between her and “normal” society only widens, until eventually, she’s forced to face reality in some very difficult and painful ways.

The excerpt I’d like to share with Blackplume readers today is the passage in which Erin gets carried away by music for the very first time. It’s set during the summer of 1978, and…

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About Mary Rowen

My novel LEAVING THE BEACH (a 2016 IPPY Award winner) is about music and obsession, and LIVING BY EAR focuses on divorce and following your passions. I live in the Boston area with my family, cat, and dog.
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