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This is one of those monumental moments in a writer’s life.

There is something indescribable about seeing the cover for your first book. It is a giddy feeling, one that is both exhilarating and just a teensy bit frightening. And then, after the first rush of adrenaline wears off, you look at it again (oh sure, as if you’ve once looked away) and you realize Wow. This Rocks!

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Which of course launches you into another giddy frenzy of I can’t believe this is really happening.

But it is.

ADRIFT’s official debut is September 20, 2016. For those of you who have asked (you know who you are and thank you!), ADRIFT is available for pre-order. Below is the description provided by Alibi-Random House.

ABOUT ADRIFT

In this breathtaking mystery debut, marine biologist–turned-divemaster Meredith Cavallo stands accused of a chilling crime after a dive gone wrong. But do the murky circumstances point to an accident, a murder, or a supernatural encounter?

Mer thought adjusting to a laid-back life in the Florida Keys would be a breeze. But when she rescues a floundering diver who claims to have seen a ghost, she’s caught in a storm of intrigue. News of the encounter explodes on social media, attracting a team of ghost hunters who want to capture proof that a greenish ghoul haunts Key Largo’s famed USS Spiegel Grove shipwreck.

Meredith knows the wreck inside and out, and agrees to act as their safety diver. When Ishmael, the charismatic leader of the group, vanishes during a midnight dive, everyone except Mer is convinced the ghost has claimed another victim. Topside, the tenacious detective in charge of the investigation finds Mer’s involvement in both incidents suspicious, and her enigmatic neighbor resurrects ghosts from her past.

Determined to find a rational explanation, Mer approaches Ishmael’s disappearance as any scientist would—by asking questions, gathering data, and deducing the truth. But the victim’s life is as shrouded in mystery as his disappearance. Still, something happened under the water and before long, she’s in over her head. When someone tries to kill her, she knows the truth is about to surface. Maybe dead men do tell tales after all.