Tell us your travel story to win Sea by Heidi R. Kling

All this month we’re celebrating the debut novel from Heidi R. Kling, Sea … which tells the story of a 15-year-old girl who travels to Indonesia 6 months after the 2004 tsunami to work at an orphanage with her father.

One of the crucial elements of this novel is the element of travel — and how visiting a new place can change you or impact your life. So with that in mind, here’s our writing challenge to you:

The Contest

Tell us your travel story. Write about a trip or a place that has changed you or impacted your life in some way. It can be distant (like another country) or close (some place you visited in a single day, close to home).

The Prize:

One 1st place winner will receive a copy of Sea by Heidi R. Kling

Two runners-up will each receive a set of 5 Novel Novice bookmarks

The Rules:

  • Entries should be 250-500 words in length
  • Please use proper grammar & spelling
  • This should be a TRUE story (not fiction)
  • Sorry, prizes can only be mailed to the U.S.

How to Enter:

E-mail your entry in the body of an email to


All entries are due by midnight (PST) on Wednesday, June 30th.

Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply!

7 thoughts on “Tell us your travel story to win Sea by Heidi R. Kling

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    1. So sorry, Jessica — but due to the cost of int’l mailing, we can only send prizes to the U.S.

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