Award-Winning Fiction Writer Sheds Light on Emotional Teenage Hardships in Between the Ocean and the Stars
Debut author M.M. Cochran's mysterious and romantic coming of age YA novel makes an indie publishing splash
By: IngramElliott, Inc.
Born a storyteller, the author's yearning to share poetic prose with the world grabbed hold when she was just a child running into the woods with a leather journal. When her teenage summers took a toll on friendships and relationships, she used her artistic skill to create stories and characters that other teens could relate to. Her debut young adult novel, Between the Ocean and the Stars, reflects just that.
A moody romantic mystery that blends the excitement of streaming series Outer Banks with the dark emotions of the After series of books and films, Between the Ocean and the Stars revolves around newcomer Sam Carter who encounters Ophelia Island's mysterious diner girl, Georgia Gabeheart, and her secrets, lying just beneath the surface.
"The beauty of Between the Ocean and the Stars is that it shows teenagers at their best and their worst, and that's the whole point," M. M. Cochran says. "Mostly, this book reflects the resolution of their struggles. I want teenage readers to make a connection with these characters and know they are not alone in their emotional summers of love and heartbreak."
If he could be her tragedy, I could be a better one.
New to Ophelia Island, Florida, Sam Carter is homesick for West Virginia. But when he lays eyes on the mysterious diner girl, Georgia Gabehart, he is mesmerized by her bewitching allure and perplexed by her relationship with a dangerous boyfriend. When a hurricane sweeps Sam into a police investigation and Georgia is nowhere to be found, Sam gives himself only one option: love, even if loving might end in tragedy.
Between the Ocean and the Stars is available in print and e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and anywhere books are sold. For the latest news about M. M. Cochran and her novel, connect with her on Instagram @m.m.cochran_
She didn't look like she needed me. She didn't act like she needed me. But we all want something we can't have at least once in our lives, and she was my something. She was my something from the moment I saw her yelling on the beach in the burning May sun.
It was a combination of things that compelled me––maybe the newness of the move, my desperate attempt to fall in love with something on Ophelia Island, or the desire to find somewhere to stay, someone to save.
She never needed me, but I was pretty sure I needed her.
In every moment I spent with her, forever without her seemed unimaginable, at least until the brute force of her secrets struck me, and I realized that things this good don't always last. Summer love never makes it to fall. Shooting stars rarely reach the ocean.
About The Author
M. M. Cochran is an award-winning fiction writer, who lives in Greenville, South Carolina. With an educational background in English and creative writing, she is currently a journalist for the world's smallest daily newspaper. She has also worked in the agenting and publishing industry.
A lover of all things coffee, autumn, and baking, M. M. delights in spending her afternoons in the kitchen creating goodies for her family, and when she's not scouting for new coffee shops, she can be found listening to a Frank Sinatra vinyl or hanging out with her standard poodle, family, and friends.
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