The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams


by Kathryn Williams

Commercial Young Adult
Disney/Hyperion Books

5 Signed Copies will be given away on Friday, July 17, 2009

Kathryn Williams talks about summer camp, writing for Disney and her brand new novel which hits stores THIS week! Listen to our exclusive interview with Kathryn Wiliams here!

About the Book:

“I died one summer, or I almost did. Part of me did. I don’t say that to be dramatic, only because it’s true.”

For the past nine years, Helena Waite has been returning to summer camp at Southpoint. Every year the camp and its familiar routines, landmarks, and people have welcomed her back like a long-lost family member. But this year she is returning not as a camper, but as a counselor, while her best friend, Katie Bell remains behind. All too quickly, Helena discovers that the innocent world of campfires, singalongs, and field days have been pushed aside for late night pranks on the boys’ camp, skinny dipping in the lake, and stolen kisses in the hayloft. As she struggles to define herself in this new world, Helena begins to lose sight of what made camp special and the friendships that have sustained her for so many years. And when Ransome, her longtime crush, becomes a romantic reality, life gets even more confusing.
Told with honesty and heart, Kathryn Williams’ second novel tackles the timeless theme of growing up, set at a camp where innocence is created and lost.

About the Author:

Kathryn Williams is a writer, editor, and journalist who lives somewhere between Nashville, Tennessee; New York City; and Richmond, Virginia. Her debut novel, The Debutante was published by Disney Hyperion in May 2008. Under the pen name, Lucy Ruggles, she also writes original junior novels and adaptions for Disney including, Camp Rock: The Junior Novel. Visit her web site at:

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One Response to The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams

  1. Karen Veronica July 13, 2009 at 6:06 pm #

    Sounds delightful! Although I’ve never officially been to a summer camp, sounds like the familar tales of when I was a Peer Facilitator (which is like a camp counsellor) for grade 9s in high school.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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