LC Kanon is a native of Chicago, Illinois and has lived and worked in various locations across the country. A first-time author, LC was driven to write after reading far too many thrillers with damsels in distress. Compelled to meld the drama of chick lit with action and suspense, LC began writing and never stopped. Her first book, “Spring Break,” mixes coeds and cartels in a bloody romp through Mexico. When she’s not writing, LC enjoys watching kung fu, taking long drives, and walking along sandy beaches.
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Why was writing Spring Break so important to you?
Spring Break is about coeds vacationing in Cancun who run into a Mexican drug cartel. It quickly goes downhill from there, and the girls learn they must use all their cunning to get out of Mexico alive. This story was just so compelling to me that I couldn’t stop writing.
What was the experience like writing Spring Break?
That’s when you know you have a good idea, when it just won’t leave you alone until you finish it. I feel like I was seeing my characters around me constantly, it was very inspiring and a great motivation.
How did you come up with the title?
My book, about a group of coeds who run into a drug cartel while on vacation in Cancun, was always titled Spring Break in my mind. Sometimes I launch my idea with the title first and this simple title appealed to me. I loved the contrast of the college spring break rite of passage linked with the twisted nature of the story that actually unfolds.
Can you tell us more about your main character?
My main characters are a “mean girls” foursome made up of Leigh, Eva, Gia and Joy. They are your typical, spoiled Scottsdale coeds, who are coming down to Cancun to do what they do best, party. They run into Guero, a cartel Kingpin, described as a “Mexican Ken doll.” He’s not too pleased when they insert themselves into cartel business.
What are their strengths and weaknesses?
I think the major weakness of the foursome is their vapid, spoiled attitudes. That changes once they land in Cancun, and Leigh emerges as a force to be reckoned with.
Can you open to page 25 and tell us what’s happening?
Gia and Joy are going shopping, and having quite a time of it at that. Gia is basically the ringleader of the group, and she is doing her best to turn Joy against the other girls.
What about page 65?
Well only 3 girls are left at this point! And Leigh is about to take a crucial step that will send the rest of their journey into a tailspin.
Now that Spring Break has been published, what is your next project?
I’m thinking up a sequel for my book Spring Break which takes place 10 years after the events of the novel. It’s a fun part of the creative process, and I haven’t put anything down to paper yet. A lot could happen.
Do you have anything else you’d like to tell our readers?
Only that I’m grateful for the exposure and encourage you to pick up a copy of Spring Break today! Please don’t be a stranger, and tell me what you think at LC.Kanon@storygirlpress.com
ABOUT SPRING BREAK
An all-expenses paid trip to Cancun for spring break? It wasn’t exactly a hard sell for Leigh, Eva, Gia and Joy, frenemies from Arizona Southern University. But all is not well in the land of silver or lead. Soon after arriving, Leigh and the girls stumble upon some cartel carnage—a bloodbath of debauchery that makes even their wildest desert party seem tame.
Instead of doing the proper thing, like contacting the authorities, the girls venture down the rabbit hole in this tale of sex, lies, and bloodshed. Everything changes when Leigh makes the acquaintance of Guero, a cartel kingpin who is none too pleased with her newfound lust for blood money.
These vengeful coeds aren’t on campus anymore, and after Guero lets them know just how serious he is, they make a run for the border no one will ever forget.