by D. R. Randell
D. R. Randell’s YA Romance THAI TWIST has recently been accepted by Breathless Books (Assent Publishing). For recent high school graduate Gina Campanello, winning a trip for two to Thailand seems more like a chore than a prize. The country is a long plane ride from her home in Tucson, and besides, she’d rather stay in town and flirt with college boys. Before Gina leaves, a neighbor asks her to deliver a small package to a long-lost brother. Intrigued, Gina arrives in Bangkok with a purpose. While her man she’s looking for lives in Chiang Mai, she’s en route to Phuket! She spends the rest of the trip unraveling the mysterious connections between her neighbor and her Thai counterpart.
The novel celebrates travel and a spirit of adventure. Gina’s misconceptions about the target culture initially throw her off track, but after she begins to see Thailand through a native’s eyes, she develops a deeper appreciation for her new surroundings. For more information visit drransdellnovels.com
Taken from THE WRITEWORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42. No. 6. December 2013/ January 2014