Friday, September 28, 2007

Blog Tour - Turtle Feet, Surfer's Beat


Marina Kuperman has been living in Costa Rica for almost 5 years. After visiting
the Playa Grande’s Leatherback Turtle National Marine Park and seeing this critically endangered animal, she became so moved that she not only wrote the book ‘Turtle Feet, Surfer’s Beat’ but also founded the online community for kids,
teens and their parents to take action in a fun way to help marine preservation.



What is ‘Turtle Feet, Surfer’s Beat’ about?

My book revolves around a typical suburban teen girl, Penelope, from the States
that is forced to go to Costa Rica with her parents for her father’s job assignment. Involuntarily, her parents sign up Penelope to spend two weeks at the Leatherback turtle biological station (for ‘her own good’). Penelope, obviously isn’t pleased but forgives the horrid accommodations and the never ending bug brigade as she sees the turtle and instantly pledges to do all she can to help it from extinction. But hang ten, dudes! Penelope is about to get help.

One lonely night, as she’s patrolling the beach for turtle poachers she stumbles and falls directly into the arms of the local surf champ. Together they dive into the world of surfing and marine preservation.

You’re website www.turtlefeetsurfersbeat.com is more directed at a community
setting rather than focusing directly on the book, why is that?

I figure, a good read helps to get us all hyped-up to take action and make a difference, especially if it’s for a good cause. And that’s exactly what my book intends to do. Since, we are all in the know about the conditions of our oceans, and really wanna do something to start making a difference. Plus, we also know that thing is so much more fun to do when you’re having a blast at it with friends. So, that’s exactly what www.turtlefeetsurfersbeat.com is all about. It’s not your typical site of more information thrown at you, but rather a way to get involved and join forces with your favorite surfers, musicians, artists,conservationists, and other cool people already taking action.

Thank you for having me as a guest and I look forward to everyone visiting our community and joining in the fun!

Marina Kuperman
TURTLE FEET, SURFER´S BEAT
Take the ultimate ride!!!
www.Turtlefeetsurfersbeat.com

Because I think marine conservation is a great cause, I purchased one copy of the book to give away to you guys...it doesn't come out until November 15th, but leave a comment and be entered to win. And make sure you check out the rest of the site...have a great weekend!

8 comments:

lisa's chaos said...

Pick me, pick me! :) Count me in. I think I'll go check out the website.

Julie said...

Sounds like a really cute book - and a great way to get word out about a worthy cause. When we went to FL in Feb we visited a sea turtle rehab place - it was really cool to see them yet sad at the same time. Many had been badly injured by humans & boats.

Beccy said...

As turtles are closely related to tortoises and we had them as pets growing up (mum still has them) I think that sounds really interesting.

Lil Mouse (Jill) said...

what age group is the book for?

wolfbaby said...

ohh looks intersting.. i love a good book;) specially one that has a theme;)

BS said...

sounds quite interesting

SJ said...

Sounds very interesting, what a great book! A worthy cause for sure!

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