Summerside au­thor Su­san Rodgers re­leases sum­mer beach read

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY/ENTERTAINMENT -

As read­ers of her Drifters series of books know, Su­san Rodgers loves to spend the sum­mers at Twin Shores Camp­ground in Darn­ley.

Last sum­mer, the Summerside au­thor de­cided it would be fun to set an en­tire story at her own much-loved camp­ground.

Com­ing off a vol­un­teer stint at the 2016 Cavendish Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, Rodgers thought, “Wouldn’t it be fun if a fa­mous coun­try singer hid out at Twin Shores for the sum­mer?”

Twin Shores will never be the same — al­though in the books, the camp­ground goes by the fic­tional name Cas­tle Beach, and fa­mous singer Dal­las White is snug­gled into a site over­look­ing the beach.

His love in­ter­est, sin­gle mom Cassie Keough, is liv­ing on the bay side in a lux­u­ri­ous fifth wheel.

“Our fifth wheel is the old­est and small­est of the sea­son­als, so I de­cided to live vi­car­i­ously through Cassie,” says Rodgers about her char­ac­ters.

“She’s got the lux­ury trailer I’d like to have. Dal­las, on the other hand, is liv­ing in a tent, so it’s all good, as they say. It bal­ances out.”

Rodgers also just re­leased three new books in the Drifters series: “The Light In Me,” “When The West Wind Moves” and “Lis­ten To The River.” All are avail­able as e-books and some are also avail­able in print at Is­land book­stores.

The new­est re­leases are avail­able in print via Rodgers (email fat­cat@pei.sym­pa­tico.ca or text 902-439-8362). Rodgers also has a ta­ble at the Summerside Farm­ers’ Mar­ket each Satur­day, and print books can also be pur­chased through Ama­zon and In­digo and via www.su­san­rodger­sauthor.com.

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