Monday, January 27, 2014

Meet Author Kirsten Feldman

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And's time to introduce this week's author who has decided to bring us an Excerpt Extravaganza! Please welcome. . .

Author Kirsten Feldman

Synopsis, No Alligators in Sight

In this coming of age novel, Lettie and Bert squeak by in a tiny town on Cape Cod, one parent an alcoholic and the other absent. After a string of bad decisions on Lettie’s part, their father ships them to their barely remembered mother for the summer, where they will learn hard lessons about themselves, their family, and their future by way of the Florida swamp. Throughout Lettie keeps her biting humor flowing, her razor-sharp pen at the ready, and her eye on her quest for a “normal” life.

Excerpt from No Alligators in Sight, the debut coming-of-age novel
 by Kirsten B. Feldman

“So. Let’s get started.” He squinted up at the sun, just approaching its 

height. “We’ve got a good eight to nine hours before it gets dark. Plan is to 

bushwhack our way around the island, look for the best spot to cut through to 

the center, and make a site for the tents and the latrine.” He reached into one of 

the moldy canvas bags he’d brought and pulled out four big knives with curved 

blades. He slung the bag over his head and behind his back. “Know what these 


“Cool! Swords!” Bert was already reaching for one. 

I had seen them in the army/navy store in Provincetown. I didn’t know 

anyone actually used them, I thought they were more sort of decorative, or if you 

were a veteran remembering your days in Nam. “You’re giving an eight-year-old a 

machete. Isn’t there some law against that, child labor or something?” 

“Now you’re a joker, huh? You need to work on your delivery.” 

“Seriously, he can’t use that thing. He’ll cut off his leg.” 

“Yes, I can, I can. See?” Bert grabbed for a machete and then swung wildly 

to cut down a mass of green growth. I didn’t know what it was; all the plants were 

different down here and grew bigger overnight. I’d seen in the paper that some of 

the vines in Key West were so strong they pulled down telephone lines. 

“No blood, huh? All set then. We’ll go this way,” he put his leash hand 

on Gertrude’s shoulder, “and you two go that way. We’ll meet at that big tree in 

a couple hours, report our progress.” He waved vaguely at the great trees that 

crowded the central part of the island (like the whole island wasn’t covered in 

trees). “And you better have made some.” He put one of the big duffels over his 

other shoulder. 

“You look out for Bert, okay, Leticia?” Gertrude quavered. 

“Like I ever do anything else,” I muttered. “And don’t worry about me or 

anything. I’m all set for Jungleland here, plenty of preparation.”

“Clearly her mouth is her best weapon. Let’s go, True. Time’s a waitin’,” 

and then they were off. She didn’t even look back. 

“Wasting, you idiot.” 



“Is he serious?”


I don't know about you, but she's definitely got me wanting to read more! If you enjoyed this excerpt be sure and let Kirsten know. Better yet, buy her book - I'm sure she won't mind ;-) Just visit the link to Amazon where you'll find her book

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Until next week - stay casual, live life to the fullest, and have a piece of chocolate for me!

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