Monday, August 26, 2013

Medical Mondays: INFINITE SKY by C.J. Flood

Hey guys! I've been on vacation and taking a little blog break, but I'm back. I hope you guys have been having a good summer!

Today's Medical Monday is a bit celebratory. Over a year ago, I fielded some questions from Chelsey Flood, another Lucky 13 whose book, INFINITE SKY, finally came out in February of this year in the UK from Simon and Schuster. It's soon to make its U.S. debut in May of 2014.

Here is is:

Here's the hardcover
And here's the paperback version
Iris Dancy’s free-spirited mum has left for Tunisia, her dad’s rarely sober and her brother’s determined to fight anyone with a pair of fists. 

When a family of travellers move into the overgrown paddock overnight, her dad looks set to finally lose it. Gypsies are parasites he says, but Iris is intrigued. As her dad plans to evict the travelling family, Iris makes friends with their teenage son. Trick Deran is a bare knuckle boxer who says he’s done with fighting, but is he telling the truth? 

When tools go missing from the shed, the travellers are the first suspects. Iris’s brother, Sam, warns her to stay away from Trick; he’s dangerous, but Iris can no longer blindly follow her brother’s advice. He’s got secrets of his own, and she’s not sure he can be trusted himself. 

Infinite Sky is a family story about betrayal and loyalty, and love.

Without being too spoilery, Chelsey had asked me questions about physical trauma, hospital situations and medications. It was fun and fascinating to read passages of her book prior to publication and help tweak scenes here and there.

And a totally unlooked for perk? Dr. Kang has a cameo in the book!

So if you're looking for an amazing contemporary book with beautiful prose and a story that will really get into your heart (and see how Medical Mondays ended up helping a fellow author), please check it out!

Follow Chelsey on Twitter and her Blog


Trisha F said...

Sounds like an awesome read! Thanks for sharing so I can add it to my list. :)

Old Kitty said...

Dr Kang!! You're in a book! Yay!! How exciting! Thanks for the intro to CJ Flood's book - sounds like a most cathartic emotional story - and I do hope Dr Kang goes some way of soothing the wounds, emotional or otherwise! Yay! Take care

Richard Hughes said...

How cool that a character is named after you.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome she used your name for a character. Sounds like a good story. Thanks for sharing about it.

Louise Bates said...

What fun! And congratulations to Chelsea!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on getting a scene in the book! And congratulations to Chelsea.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Isn't it cool to help out with someone's book and then see it come to life later? And naming a character after you is the perfect thank you!

Em-Musing said...

Cameo? Cool! But then you are and so is the premise for this book. Good luck to Chelsea.

Connie Keller said...

Great to have you back.

It's so sweet that she put you in the book--a perfect thank you.

Congrats to Chelsea!

Misha Gericke said...

Awesome that you got a cameo. :-)

Welcome back.

Shelly said...

Glad you're back! I love that Dr. Kang has a cameo. The book sounds terrific~

Jessie Humphries said...

Freaking awesome! Maybe someone will put Mrs. Humphries, Esq. into a book one day! I won't hold my breath. And a boy named Trick? Yum!!!

Caroline Carlson said...

I was so impressed with the way Chelsey handled the medical situation in INFINITE SKY... and then when Dr. Kang entered the scene, I knew how she'd gotten such detailed information! Great work, both of you!

Karen Lange said...

Fun stuff! Congrats to Chelsey and Dr. Kang! :)

Catherine Stine said...

Hahha, Dr. Kang has an appearance?! Will your movie debut be next?