FLOATBy Roni O'ConnellRelease Date: November 12, 2013Paperback, 258 pagesGenre: Contemporary Fiction / YA
What if your only memory is of who you aren't, not who you are?Seventeen-year-old Rashelle Santos fights her way out of a coma to find she doesn't remember her life, except for her parents and dog. Brain damage doctors tell her, but Rashelle knows with absolute certainty that Shellie (her nickname) died at the bottom of Kaweah Lake, bequeathing her death memories to Rashelle.Rashelle leaps into a relationship with Shellie's boyfriend, Aiden Brody, because he stirs her feelings and fills the void within her. As their relationship becomes serious, she questions whom he really loves.When threats appear in the form of notes stuffed into her locker and calls in the night, Rashelle wonders if she can stay alive long enough to discover who wants her dead, because somewhere out there Shellie's attacker watches and waits to finish what he started.
Ten Things You Don’t Know
About Author, Roni O’Connell
1. Roni lives high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with her husband and two Chihuahuas, Dickens and Abby.
2. Her family calls Roni the “Animal Whisperer” since she tamed a herd deer and a fox she named, Fire.
3. Roni does her writing from her glass solarium with views of the forest, Mt. Princeton, and Pike’s Peak, usually with a mug of coffee nearby and both dogs on her lap.
4. Her Irish ancestry is something Roni is proud of and she wants to return to Ireland at some point in the future.
5. Roni taught English in high school and middle school, and she loves young adults with their crazy enthusiasms, strong opinions, and feisty attitudes.
6. Roni maintained friendships with many of her former students and treasures those relationships.
7. Roni is an award winning dressage rider having earned United States Dressage Federation awards for her musical freestyle performances on her Arabian gelding.
8. Roni is a fan of good coffee and wine.
9. As a girl, Roni studied ballet and lived for acting in local theater productions, possibly leading to the teen drama in her novels and her tolerance for teen drama in the classroom.
10. When she isn’t writing, Roni can be found hiking the mountain trails of Colorado where she finds endless inspiration.
Roni O’Connell lives with her husband and two dogs high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She finds inspiration in the forest, wildlife, and lakes around her home.A former English teacher, Roni enjoys the company of young adults, their spirited opinions, great enthusiasm, and outrageous humor.When Roni isn't writing novels, you can find her hiking in the forest or contemplating the wonders of nature.