2020 is here and I can finally reveal the cover of my upcoming YA novel, Sea Star Summer, published by Human & Rousseau.
All sixteen-year-old Naomi wants to do over December is read books and enjoy a drama-free holiday – but Jeffreys Bay has other ideas…
Set over the December school holidays, Sea Star Summer is a coming-of-age story about first love and self-discovery in the surfing capital of South Africa, Jeffreys Bay.
Jeffreys Bay is a place very close to my heart. It is a place of raging waves, electric skies and wild shores. It is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in South Africa and my absolute favourite road-trip destination.
I think the cover captures the essence perfectly.
The beautiful hand-painted paper art cover was designed by local artist Catherine Holtzhausen.
I was absolutely blown away by illustrator Astrid Blumer’s cover for Mine. This one has left me speechless. The level of detail in the coastal plants and seascape is just incredible.
Sea Star Summer will be available in stores in April.