Sedona is a YA/New Adult sci fi fantasy.
Surfer ballet dancer – her posse includes a black lab, a pelican, a cousin with an evil twin, an old surfer dude, and a huge black bear.
The loyal cousin was raised with her like a brother. The old surfer
dude exudes calm and shares wisdom beyond anything she’s heard from the family therapist. With fewer words.
Why does the rest of the world seem to conspire against her? Including herself, with high self expectations and relentless self reproach.
The Ballet Training Schedule
Sedona has reached the end of her junior year at her performing arts high school in Malibu, California. Almost…Exams are over but here comes the final dance performance.
Rehearsals are intense. Class is just – tense.
She has had a helluva year sans boyfriend of several previous years.
She also lost her best friend to that bf of several previous years. Her eleventh grade year was bleak, and date-free.
Except for the piano music in ballet class at school, and the pounding of the surf outside at home, she doesn’t want to hear much from anyone anymore.
Not from the bratty bunch of girls , the stalking fan club of thegorgeous guy she’s in dance class with. An old friend, a buddy since third grade. Those snarky sophomores waste the long glares and cyber bullying tweets on her.
(There are guys who tweet around about him too. Don’t they now wish they were in that sissy ballet training class!)
And seriously, not from the sarcastic dance teacher who really has it in for Sedona most days. What is up with that?
Navigating through a simple conversation with The Mom can get – complicated! When a teen has to be vigilant to avoid the triggers that lead to frustration, anger, depression or worse, well, that doesn’t always work out right?
The Dad adores her and and supports her in every way. But not so close up and personal, like when she was little. Days long gone.
To stay busy isn’t a problem, even without a social life. Running on the
beach, surfing, cross-training (weight lifting, Kettle Bells, extra stretching…especially those ankle and foot joints) fills every day up.
What’s better r’n’r than binge watching Battlestar Galactica with the Cuz and the sweet supportive nanny (now general manager of the household only-reliable-person in charge)? With fresh popcorn and churros?
Even the pelican doesn’t poop in her world, unlike the bratties at school. Trained since a baby, he chills on the deck with the dog.
The best of life – surfing, running, binge watching – and dancing every day. All distractions from lost love, peripheral parents, and mean girls.
Best Ballet Summer Intensive Programs
Sedona can have her pick of any of the best ballet summer intensive programs. But her self-deprecating guilt has motivated her to work over the summer instead.
She knows she plays “poor little rich girl” in her head, way too much. Working in a hospice is her way of balancing life.
She can still keep up her ballet training schedule locally. Not that her summer plans turn out remotely like she thought they would!
Here’s a video of a Joffrey Summer School Intensive:
Buxton Deporter seeks representation for Sedona, the first in this YA/New Adult series.
20 thoughts on “Ballet Dancer Surfer Girl”
Interesting post, is this idea an original of yours? I’m always amazed how creative people can be.
Are there any routines or tricks you use to come up with creative ideas? Anything you share would be appreciated. Keep up the good work and keep the good content coming.
Hi Graham, thanks for visiting! Yes it is an original idea for Buxton Deporter. There are no special tricks for creativity – just following the imagination and shaping the story…lots of grunt work after the fact lol.
Interesting angle for a book. Surfing and ballet are both strenuous to the body yet they are so different. Great review of this book, you have told me just enough to peak my curiosity that I will have to buy the book and find out what happens to Sedona.
I’m glad you’re intrigued! Thank you for the feedback!
Ok let me get this clear! So Sedona is a surfer who loves dancing and wishses she could be a balerina but can’t because of the shape of her feet? I am officially interested in the book now. Surfing and ballet are two very different things. I will love to see how these two are reconciled. Captivating post!
Glad this captures your imagination! Thanks for visiting!
Very cool post, this was a perfect way to display vast creativity.
I am somewhat of a book worm and the teaser that you gave of this book left me tempted to go and get it, seems very captivating and out of my usual element which I like! great post
Hi Carl I so appreciate you visiting the site! I will let you know when the book is out!
I’ve known a few ballerinas in my life time. They say it’s a grueling endeavor. It’s amazing that a sport(?) can be so graceful but so trying on the body. I agree with Christine. Ballet and Surfing is an interesting mix. Yet at the same time, it makes odd sense. Both require agility and balance. Good luck with finding representation.
Thank you Renee. I’m sure luck is part of the equation! The second book of the series is in the making now, as well as plans for an adult coloring book.
So what happened next?. When are you writing the next episode?. Is this a book that already exists or is somebody still going tho write it.
It should make a compelling story as ballet and surfing are two opposite extremes. I don’t think you even use the same muscles.
Keep those posts coming.
This book is complete – and currently representation is being sought in order to get a publisher. Glad you’re curious! We’re working on book two with a couple of new characters added.
I’m more of a modern dystopia fans. I enjoy reading the hope of the oppressed fighting the oppressor. In fact I’ve been reading quite a variety of genre during my teenage years. A ballerina awakes at a beach. I am looking forward to an unexpected plot from you. You definitely have the creative juice in you.
Hi Kenny. There are dystopian aspects to this story. Our ballet dancer surfer girl experiences some real extremes in her journey after…the beach. Life seems almost perfect then – bam! Thanks for visiting!
Can’t wait to see it published! Are you considering publishing through e-book channels at all? Hope to see this on the shelves soon!
Hi Chelsea!First we’re sending query letters to agents. We’ll see how that goes. Thanks for visiting here!
Hey there!! What a neat site you have!! I was captivated my the use of wording and the story line!! And I must throw in that I Love the World Turning Widget on your site!!! I can definitely tell you put hard work and dedication, not only into your writing but your other ventures as well. I wish you the best on having your works published!
Thanks for your visit here Shannon – and for your best wishes!
Great idea – especially for a book, or inspiration for art or a music album! Your site is also very unique and endearing. If you would like a feature on our site please let us know – we would be delighted. Definitely let us know if you would be interested!
Martina (from Imaginecreatedo)
Thank you Martina! Will stay in touch! It may take a little while but it’s on the to-do list!