Monday, April 4, 2011

Dream Catchers - Sandy Lo

Dreams come true only if you believe in them…

Haley Foster never bothered to believe in herself or find her dream. Growing up with a silver spoon in her mouth, her parents gave her everything she needed except freedom. Without many friends and ridden with a bad case of social anxiety, she dreads her return home from college to be a summer intern at her father’s law firm. She realizes she’s stuck in a life she’s not sure she wants.
Fate steps in at the bus station when Haley bumps into Jordan Walsh, literally. His unpolished manners and rock star attitude rile her, though she is oddly drawn to him.

Haley and Jordan’s opposing personalities clash while on the bus–before they wind up stranded together! Haley finds herself in quite a predicament with no way to get home. Jordan challenges her to escape her wealthy conformity and go with him to New York, despite their disgust for one another.

Haley is enthralled with the carefree, in control and gorgeous Jordan, yet he remains a stranger to her in many ways. With his help, Haley begins to discover who she is and what she wants. She finds herself at a crossroads: go back to her old life where she merely exists or take a stand and chase her dreams.

Sandy Lo’s writing career began at sixteen when she started writing for her school newspaper in her hometown, Staten Island, New York. Her skills caught the eye of her journalism teacher as well as her Advanced Placement English teacher, who read Lo’s first try at writing a novel. Sandy Lo went onto form StarShine Magazine in 2001 at the young age of eighteen where she honed her journalism skills while also handling the position of Arts & Entertainment Editor at SUNY Albany where she attended for a year before returning to school in New York City.

With StarShine Magazine, Lo gained an international fan base of music fans, who appreciated her interviews with celebrities like Backstreet Boys, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, 30 Seconds To Mars, Lady Gaga & many more. In 2008, Sandy Lo’s itch to publish a book was eating away at her. She had actively been writing stories since middle school, and finally felt confident in her abilities to achieve this goal. On January 20, 2009, Lo’s debut novel Lost In You was self-published and received rave reviews from members of the entertainment industry for its accurate portrayal of a popular music group along with its gripping love triangle. The following year, Lo released Dream Catchers, which surpassed her first novel’s sales and spawned the sequel Breaking The Moon.

In 2010, Sandy Lo was featured in the publication 50 Writers You Should Be Reading released by the producers of The Authors Show. Aside from writing, Sandy Lo supports Animal Rights and is always looking for ways to make the world a better place through charity. This summer, Lo plans to move to Nashville to write her next novel, The Watch Dog, which she hopes to release next year.

What will readers like about your book?

Readers will enjoy the banter between the characters and the journey Haley goes through to find herself and love.

Why did you self publish?

I heard the horror stories of mainstream publishing. I didn't want to wait years before my work was ever published. I like the idea of doing things on my terms and not allowing a publishing deal define me.


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