S.F.D. Open Letter to Emily Skrutskie

Posted November 2, 2015 by Emily in Blog Tour / 7 Comments

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It’s that time again! Agent E reporting for duty!  As part of Sassy and Dangerous Elite agents, I’m participating in different missions to feature the Debut Authors of 2016! I hope you enjoy today’s mission. Be sure to check out all the other agents who are also posting today. We all want to celebrate Debut Authors and show them all our love!

SFD Agent Card

Emily Skrutskie
Dear Ms. Skrutskie,

May I call you Emily? We have the same name after all. You can be Emily and I will be Em. Or maybe we can create out cool nicknames for each other? We can work that out later. I’ll think on it.

I asked you to come here today to celebrate your book! I first ran into the synopsis of your novel in a 2016 release catalog. I read the description and I was hooked! Your book was actually the first book I’ve ever emailed the publisher about to request! … We won’t talk about how that ended. I will however admit that I have requested your book twice on EW. It’s not working out for me. I just have to wait.  I am so excited for it to finally be released so that I can read it. In my last letter,  I revealed just how impatient I am. Waiting for your book is a daily struggle.

S.F.D. Open Letter to Emily SkrutskieThe Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
Series: The Abyss Surrounds Us #1
Published by Flux on February 8th 2016
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, LGBT
Pages: 288
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For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. SheÂ’s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the genetically-engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on CasÂ’s first solo mission and snatches her from the bloodstained decks, CasÂ’s dream of being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water.
ThereÂ’s no time to mourn. Waiting for her on the pirate ship is an unhatched Reckoner pup. Santa Elena wants to take back the seas with a monster of her own, and she needs a proper trainer to do it. She orders Cas to raise the pup, make sure he imprints on her ship, and, when the time comes, teach him to fight for the pirates. If Cas fails, her blood will be the next to paint the sea.
But Cas has fought pirates her entire life. And she's not about to stop.

I can’t express how a book about a sea monster trainer speaks to me. Plus there are pirates. Lady pirates! I haven’t even read your book yet and I’m absolutely positive that it will be one of my favorites. I just have a feeling.

I wanted to give you something special to celebrate your accomplishment. You wrote a book! AND it’s being published! You should be so proud of yourself! Now, I don’t draw. I don’t paint. I’m not particularly crafty, though I like to pretend I am. However, there is something that I do well. It’s not something that translates to 2D very well but I tried. This picture doesn’t really do it justice, but maybe you can get an idea. I wanted to make you something that was personal and unique. I hope that this showcases your book in a special way and shows you how much I can’t wait to read it.

Abyss Braille Coloring Sheet

I turned your cover into a braille coloring page! My day job is teaching braille, so this is what I do. I always think its kind of neat to see things in raised dots.

Thank you for everything!


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