YOU ARE HERE with Sara Hantz

BY MINDI SCOTT

Yay! I’m so excited to share with you another YOU ARE HERE photo. This one is from Sara Hantz. (FYI: I’m having a lot of fun with this feature. I’ll be sharing one of my own travel photos in the near future!)

photo by Sally Rigby

photo by Sara Hantz

Location: QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
Contributor: Author Sara Hantz

“We currently live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. There are lots of pelicans, which are incredible close up. We actually live on an island which is accessible by a bridge. As you cross the bridge there are lamp posts and the pelicans sit on top of them, usually one or two on every lamp-post, it’s an amazing sight.”

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Sara Hantz originally comes from the UK and is one of four children, having three younger brothers. Although she was an avid reader from a very early age, she didn’t get the writing bug until much later in life, though English was always one of her stronger subjects. She’s an avid sun chaser and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia (via 10 years in New Zealand). Sara lectured for many years before deciding to devote more time to her writing and working in the family hospitality business. She has two grown-up children and when not writing, working, or online with her friends, she spends more time than most people she knows watching TV – in fact if TV watching was an Olympic sport she’d win gold. Sara’s books: In The Blood, The Second Virginity of Suzy Green and Will The Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up (due out May 2014).

In the Blood - Hantz[1]About IN THE BLOOD:
For seventeen years, Jed Franklin’s life was normal. Then his father was charged with the abuse and murder of four young boys and normal became a nightmare. His mom’s practically a walking zombie, he’s lost most of his friends, and the press camps out on his lawn. The only things that keep him sane are his little sis; his best friend and dream girl, Summer; and the alcohol he stashes in his room. But after Jed wakes up from a total blackout to discover a local kid has gone missing—a kid he was last seen talking to—he’s forced to face his greatest fear: that he could somehow be responsible.

In a life that’s spiraled out of control, Jed must decide if he chooses his own destiny with Summer by his side or if the violent urges that plagued his father are truly in the blood…

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