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Sweet & Swanky 17ers~ Introducing…Gwen Cole and her mood board for Cold Summer!

Posted September 8, 2016 by Nori in My Features / 3 Comments

Sweet & Swanky 17ers~ Introducing…Gwen Cole and her mood board for Cold Summer!Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
Published by Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: May 2nd 2017
Pages: 256
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Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future. Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.

Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.

When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.

But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him.

Mood Board for Cold Summer

Like a lot of authors, I use Pinterest to create ‘mood boards’ for inspiration or getting in the right mind before writing. I like to pin pictures that fall in a certain category for each book; Setting, Characters, and mood—or pictures that help me write a certain scene. Today I’ll be sharing some pictures that I’ve pinned for my debut COLD SUMMER (May 2017).



Gwen Cole SS17 Setting


Gwen Cole SS17 Mood


Gwen Cole Character SS17

You can see her full COLD SUMMER pinterest board HERE!

*~~About the Author~~*

Gwen Cole grew up in upstate New York and then moved to Virginia where she did not graduate college. Instead she played bass guitar in a hardcore band and later married the lead guitarist. She enjoys large jigsaw puzzles, playing Xbox, and watching movies. Gwen now lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, daughter, and very large dog, where she longs to live in the country again.
Social Media Links: Facebook ~  Twitter ~ Tumblr ~ Website 


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