Monday, July 20, 2015


A huge congratulations to author, LS Hawker on her debut novel, The Drowning Game. I can't wait until it is released in September!

Ms. Hawker was kind enough to share a little about her experience as a debut author getting the opportunity to be published by HarperCollins. She said:

Getting published by HarperCollins is a dream come true. I remember walking down East 53rd Street in midtown Manhattan in 2002 and stopping across the street from HC and saying, "That's who's going to publish me one day." So when they actually bought The Drowning Game earlier this year, a quote from the film Broadcast News flashed in my head: "What do you do when your real life exceeds your dreams?"

I'm still in shock that this is actually happening--and the team at HarperCollins Witness Impulse has done a fabulous job with the cover art. It perfectly captures the tone of my novel. 

I'm currently writing book two of my three-book deal with HarperCollins, tentatively titled Under a Bridge. It's another thriller, and it's slated to drop on March 22, 2016. 

For anyone who is discouraged about writing and publishing, I say take heart. It is possible. Perseverance is key. You can do this!

Thank you so much for your encouraging words, and without further ado...the cover for LS Hawker's debut novel, The Drowning Game.

The Drowning Game by LS Hawker
Release date 9/22/15
Available for pre-order now

They said she was armed.
They said she was dangerous.
They were right.

Petty Moshen spent eighteen years of her life as a prisoner in her own home, training with military precision for everything, ready for anything. She can disarm, dismember, and kill—and now, for the first time ever, she is free.

Her paranoid father is dead, his extreme dominance and rules a thing of the past, but his influence remains as strong as ever. When his final will reveals a future more terrible than her captive past, Petty knows she must escape—by whatever means necessary.

But when Petty learns the truth behind her father’s madness—and her own family—the reality is worse than anything she could have imagined. On the road and in over her head, the fight for Petty’s life has just begun.

Fans of female-powered thrillers will love debut author LS Hawker and her suspenseful tale of a young woman on the run for her future…and from the nightmares of her past.

Author Biography

LS Hawker grew up in suburban Denver, indulging her worrisome obsession with true-crime books, and writing stories about anthropomorphic fruit and juvenile delinquents. She wrote her first novel at 14.
Armed with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, she had a radio show called “People Are So Stupid,” edited a trade magazine and worked as a traveling Kmart portrait photographer, but never lost her passion for fiction writing.
She’s got a hilarious, supportive husband, two brilliant daughters and a massive music collection. She lives in Colorado but considers Kansas her spiritual homeland. Visit her website at

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