Sunday, June 19, 2011

It's (Practically) Fins Are Forever Week!

Fins Are Forever, the sequel to my mermaid book Forgive My Fins, comes out a week from Tuesday! *confetti and vegan cupcakes* To celebrate here on the Buzz blog we're talking about favorite water memories all week AND I'm giving away Fins sets (Forgive My Fins paperback, with cool extras in the back, and Fins Are Forever hardcover) to three lucky commenters.



Tune in all week to read Buzz girl water memories and comment on each post for extra chances to win! Feel free to share your own favorite water memory below for your first entry. Check back next Sunday to find out if you've won.

Hugs,
TLC

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45 comments:

Meredith said...
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Meredith said...

Sounds fun! I can't wait for Fins Are Forever!

-Meredith

Julie! said...

My favorite water memory... boogie-boarding (sp?) in Florida with my Dad and Brother!

Jen Daiker said...

You know I'm super excited!!!!

aurora M. said...

Fav H2o memory?
Well I grew up with a pool and we (my friends) and I used to wait till the parents left and we used to jump off the upper balcony/deck of my house and cannonball into the pool....it was a 15-20 ft drop! It was a blast but I would never do that now! LOL
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Two Chicks On Books said...

I was one of three girls on an all guys water polo team so every time I scored a goal on one of the bigger guy goalies was an awesome moment! Those are some if my favorite water memories. :D

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Spav said...

I loved Forgive My Finds and can't wait to read the second one!

SunnieDaze21 said...

My favorite water memory is sitting with my little brother on a surfboard and having my dad swim up underneath us and flip the surfboard over!! It was hilarious :)

donnas said...

Congrats on the new release!!

Janey said...

I think my favorite water memory is when my family went to Galveston, TX and swam in the warm gulf, of course when we got out we had to fish out the gumbo ya ya that got caught in our swimsuits. That was super fun!

Can't wait for Fins are Forever!

Janey

aLmYbNeNr said...

Oh my gosh, one of my favorite water memories happened JUST this past Saturday in Harper's Ferry, WV. My mom and I took my 4 year old Min Pin with us...we had already tested her in the park and found out she could swim (she just started doing it to try to catch a goose in the water). So we took her to HF to play in the river. We keep her on the leash since she's small, but we had her swimming in the river and it was the most adorable thing ever. We're going back next weekend to do it again!

I'm glad to know that if I magically become a mermaid, I can take my water baby of a dog with me!

Kari said...

My favorite water memory was when I finally learned how to do a double back flip into the pool when I was about nine. It was just a very great feeling being able to accomplish that.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I can't wait for this to come out! Loved the first book!

Favourite water memory involved my mom finally coming into the lake for a swim, but a very large snapping turtle (like, the size of a car tire) floated on the surface just behind her lurching dog paddle. I almost drowned laughing at the super-human speed in which she climbed onto the raft.

Llehn said...

Um, i have to admit I'm a little scared of water since watching JAWS at a young age!!

:) Mena said...

One day my mom let us ditch school and we all went to the beach together. It was a blast! :)

Also, Tera's books are fantastic!! You will LOVE Fins are Forever!

Heather Davis said...

Happy almost Release Week! Pass the vegan cupcakes. :)

Emily W. said...

My favorite Water Memory...
When I jumped into the pool for the first time for the summer(Even though summer is on the 21st and it's the 19th 2day) and learning how to dive better. I was so scared with learning how to dive but im getting better =)

Andrea said...

I've never read s mermaid book, but these look do good. My fave water memory is playing in the creek as a kid.
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JB said...

I absolutely LOVE Forgive My Fins--I've read it quite a few times! If I don't win Fins Are Forever, I'll be buying it on release day. ;)

My favorite water memories are from when I was little--my grandpa would fill a huge horse trough with water and let us play in the "pool". We always thought it was the coolest thing!

JB

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

Sounds great! Not sure that this is a GOOD memory, but it's definitely a memory.

When I was younger, my older cousin pushed me in the pool when I was just a few years old and I sunk in the pool. It was pretty interesting. My family members jumped in the pool fully clothed to rescue me :)

Leilani
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Felicia said...

Haha I hope this doesn't come off as sadistic, but my favourite water memory was when I tripped and fell into the pool fully-clothed. The thing was, I made sure I didn't go down alone. I accidentally grabbed my best friend while falling and she ended up in the water along with me! An unforgettable memory for both of us, though maybe not as hilarious for her, haha...

1110cg said...

memory at water..hmm...I would have to say soak city

Anonymous said...

MY favorite water memories are full of our up north tubing I've been doing it for nine years.

throuthehaze said...

My favorite water memory is when I went white water tubing in West Virginia with my sister. It was a pretty thrilling experience.

Tipsy - tipsyreader.com said...

Ehem. The beach, Nuff said. :)

Bonnie Ferguson said...

A favorite water memory happened when I was about ten, and a friend's mother decided to take us to a water park, on the spur of the moment, one Saturday afternoon.

Tasnim said...

Fave water memory would have to be when i got to go to Spain for a water sports trip with high school!! It was sooo much fun! We went snorkeling, canoeing, bodyboarding etc! But hands down, the best sport was when we had to hold on to this 'flying mat' which was attached to a speedboat and i lost my grip, and nearly got stung by a jellyfish!! scary times!

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Tasnim x

Emily W. said...

So excited for FAF! One of my favorite water memories was swimming on Memorial Day weekend and seeing the sun set.

kristina shields said...

great giveaway! I can't wait to read the sequel! I just love swimming in the water any time, especially during the summer!

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Erica said...

My favorite water memory I think was when I visited Maryland on an exchange for school. It was March, and still pretty cold there, and the people we stayed with took us to stay the ocean. They told us it was too cold to go in, but us crazy Wisconsin girls went running in in our clothes in like 50 degree weather. I think everyone else thought we were crazy, but it was pretty awesome.

ylime1981 said...

Can't wait to read it!!!

Addictedtolife said...

I can't wait for Fins are Forever!!

My favorite water memory is when me and my family went down to Virginia Beach. I loved swimming even though I almost drowned :)

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Marley Gibson said...

Awesome!! = )

HayleyAG said...

My favourite water memory was years ago when I was much younger. I was swimming with my younger cousin in my backyard pool, while my aunt supervised, I was helping her learn how to swim, so I had to keep a tight hold on her and make sure she stayed in the shallow end. For some reason my aunt had to go inside so she asked us to get out for a minute, we did but my cousin accidentally fell in while my aunt and I were further away. I ran and dived into the pool and pulled her out. She'd only been under the water for a few seconds but it was still a very scary experience. And to this day my aunt and mom claim I saved my cousins life. (Don't know if this can be considered a "best" memory, but it's one i've kept for over a decade)
Thanks for the contest, canNOT wait to read Fins are Forever!

Fingers crossed :)

hernameisavril said...

My favorite water memory is swimming in the Atlantic ocean with my family and some of our friends. We camped in Delaware in the woods near the Atlantic ocean. We would go to the water practically the moment we woke up until the sun set.
Brittany
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Suzanne said...

My favorite water memory was probably going to the community pool with my mom when I was little.

Anna said...

My favorite water memory...hmmm, I think I would have to say when I jumped into my grandparent's pool with all of my clothes on. It was lots of fun and my cousins did it too! :D

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spitzygirl said...

Loved the first book.My favorite water memory was when I pretended to be a mermaid.Well now I love watching my 10 year old little sister pretend she is a mermaid with her friend, Monique.

Nikki said...

My favorite water moments are the summers I spent at the local YMCA as a kid. We had night swims on the weekends and it was so fun! Swimming, friends and 90's music!

CrystalGB said...

My favorite water memories involve floating on the lake on a raft soaking up some rays.
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Alasea said...

I wish there would have been books like this when I was a kid! But I'm still a kid at heart, so I can't wait to read these!

Reviewer said...

exciting! Sounds like those are good books!

Rachel said...

I am so excited for Fins Are Forever! My favorite water memory is when I was little, my best friend had a pool, but not the deep kind, just a small one. We'd throw pennies to the bottom and go diving down and see who could get them. We could do that for hours. rachelkb at gmail.com

sunnynikki said...

I grew up in a small beach town and so I have many water memories. My favorite water memory though took place in Israel where I went snorkeling in the Red Sea. There was a reef and so many interesting animals. I even saw an octopus! Also right on the beach was a little tiki bar where we rented our gear and we could order food. I ate some of the best pizza I've ever had.

loisc363 said...

My most fun water moment was going to the lake and swinging off vines. We loved to dive in the water that way. Still have some great water moments since my Mom has a pool. Too many to count. Love water.
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