New author Judy Ann Koglin is a self-described “jill-of-some-trades, master of none.” She grew up in the Seattle area, then attended Washington State University in Pullman. She and her husband Wade raised a family and now live in the town of Kihei on the beautiful island of Maui.
In her teens and twenties, Judy Ann enjoyed several trips to Chelan, Washington and found it to be a magical resort town. She also spent a teenage summer working in a charming beachside area on the Puget Sound, and she draws on both of these experiences to weave coming-of-age stories such as the ones in The Guesthouse Girls series.
Judy Ann released the first two books in The Guesthouse Girls series, Summer Entanglements and Midsummer Adventures on November 1 and was the #1 New Release in the category of Teen & Young Adult Christian Friendship Fiction on Amazon.
The third novel, Late Summer Love is due out in December, and more books about this group of girls will be released in early 2021.
These books were designed to be a good alternative for girls age preteen and older who want a wholesome but contemporary read about girls who might be similar to themselves. The four teenage girls in the series are Amie, Emma, Hope, and Kendi, who come to the busy lakeside resort town of Chelan to help fill summer jobs.
While there, they stay in rooms at The Guesthouse, run by a kind Christian lady named Aunty Nola. Kendi is a musician and an artist from Redmond and comes to Chelan to work at the local coffeeshop. Hope, who hails from Lynnwood, is athletic and tends to keep to herself. She is in town to work at her uncle’s boat rental business and earn money for college. Emma from Pasco, is passionate about learning about business and possibly finding a boyfriend, and she is excited for her job working at Chelan’s busy general store. Fashionable Amie is a Chelan native, but she is staying at The Guesthouse since her parents are in Missoula helping her grandpa this summer.
Readers can hear about the adventures that the girls have, both separately and together, as they discover friendships, adventure, faith and love. Topics dealt in this novel include challenges with first jobs, first time living away from parents, first real crushes, teen friendships, learning about God, and thinking on your feet.
Signed copies of the books can be purchased directly from the author at www.mauishorespublishing.com or they can be purchased through Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1953799000/ and https://www.amazon.com//dp/1953799027/
These fun “beach reads” would make perfect stocking stuffers!
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