CHORISTER SCHOOL TEACHER TURNED AUTHOR WRITES DEBUT NOVEL

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Kiss of  the Tsunami by Rachel Rivers Porter (Miss Tee)

Porter CoverDuring the last 30 years, many of you will have enjoyed being taught by Mrs Porter (Miss Tee). She is now embarking on an exciting new career as an author!

Rachel Rivers Porter’s debut novel, Kiss of the Tsunami, holds universal appeal, gripping both teenagers and adults. Long-listed in The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2016, and inspired by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, this fictional adventure follows two teens from different cultures whose destinies become entwined through the devastating events.

“A unique and accomplished novel with excellent, moving writing. Kiss of the Tsunami is a sensitively written, authentic and emotive story. The author has done an excellent job of creating two narrators with very unique voices. I really enjoyed this novel and think the writer has a lot of promise.” Chicken House Reader’s Report

Paperback and ebook are both available on Amazon.

Further details and character profiles can be found on the website: rachelriversporter.com

 

PLOT

Desperate to escape racial taunts, sea gypsy Marti leaves his free-diving lifestyle, but when he sees the sea retreating to the horizon, a childhood story flashes into his mind about the Laboon: the seventh wave that eats people. In the tragic aftermath of the tsunami, everything Marti has known and believes in, is thrown into chaos. A deadly tide of junk is sucking in life and spewing out death. Faced with a terrible choice, Marti discovers the true meaning of sacrifice.

 

Krista’s holiday to paradise has turned into a fight for survival as the dark wall of water powers towards her. Terrified and alone, she discovers new reserves of strength and help comes from unexpected sources. Sparks of attraction leap across barriers of culture, but just when the English girl feels safe, she is confronted by her greatest fear.