Event Report: Lindsey Scheibe & Riptide

Lindsey signs Riptide

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Debut YA author Lindsey Scheibe launched Riptide (Flux, 2013) yesterday at BookPeople in Austin. From the promotional copy:

For Grace Parker, surfing is all about the ride and the moment. Everything else disappears. She can forget that her best friend, Ford Watson, has a crush on her that she can’t reciprocate. She can forget how badly she wants to get a surf scholarship to UC San Diego. She can forget the pressure of her parents’ impossibly high expectations.

When Ford enters Grace into a surf competition— the only way she can impress the UCSD surfing scouts—she has one summer to train and prepare. Will she gain everything she’s ever wanted or lose the only things that ever mattered? 

Read a Cynsations New Voice interview with Lindsey.

Lindsey with Austin SCBWI founder Meredith Davis & Bee Cave librarian Michelle Benavides
Austin authors Jo Whittemore, Nikki Loftin, Jennifer Ziegler, Greg Leitich Smith, Bethany Hegedus, Salima Alikhan & Cory Putnam Oakes catch a wave.
Cory and writer-photographer Sam Bond
Debut YA author Lindsey Scheibe
Here I am, getting into the surfer spirit!
Author-illustrator Mark G. Mitchell & author Julie Lake
Lindsey tells stories of her own surfing adventures.
Lindsey Scheibe signs for fellow Austin author (& fellow Lindsey), Lindsey Lane.
Here I am, sandwiched between Austin SCBWI ARA Samantha Clark & Salima
Erin Edwards & Jo mug for the camera; Austin SCBWI RA Shelley Ann Jackson waits behind them.
Samantha, Shelli Cornelison & Meredith at Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar in Austin
Salima, Bethany & Samantha at Lucy’s
Greg, Salima, Erin, Nikki, Lindsey, her husband, Meredith, Bethany, Samantha & Shelli at Lucy’s