Thursday3Some: Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba

My friend, award-winning author Stacy Juba, dropped by this morning. So grab your favorite morning cup of joy and let's talk to Stacy.

About Stacy Juba

Stacy loves to write stories about Characters at a Crossroads: individuals who are finding themselves and getting on the right life path after overcoming obstacles. She has made numerous bestseller lists including GalleyCat’s Barnes & Noble Bestsellers and GalleyCat’s Mystery and Thriller Bestsellers.

Stacy has written about reality TV contestants targeted by a killer, an obit writer investigating a cold case, teen psychics who control minds, a theme park Cinderella looking for love, twin high school hockey stars battling on the ice, and teddy bears learning to raise the U.S. flag. She is also a freelance book editor for authors.

About Sink or Swim

How do you change the channel when reality TV turns to murder? After starring on a hit game show set aboard a Tall Ship, personal trainer Cassidy Novak discovers that she has attracted a stalker. Can she trust Zach Gallagher, the gorgeous newspaper photographer assigned to follow her for a local series? As things heat up with the stalker and with Zach, soon Cassidy will need to call SOS for real.

Find Stacy Online

Website * Facebook  * Twitter * Goodreads * Pinterest * Amazon Author Page

When did you write Sink or Swim?

I started writing Sink or Swim about ten years ago, and it was originally published in paperback about five years ago. Today it is available in multiple e-book formats and as an Audible audiobook.

What was the spark that gave you the story idea?

I was fascinated by the amazing success of reality TV shows like Survivor and Big Brother. I wanted to explore what might motivate someone to appear on a reality show and how that strange experience of being in the public eye affects her life. I thought it would be interesting to add a mystery twist. If a TV drama or sitcom gets cancelled, a diehard fan will likely see the actors again in future shows or movies. However, many reality show contestants return to their normal lives once the show is over and don't remain in the spotlight. I wanted to explore what could happen if an obsessed fan goes into withdrawal knowing that my character, Cassidy, might never appear on TV again.

Why do readers buy Sink or Swim?

Sink or Swim is a fun beach read. Readers buy it when they are seeking a light and entertaining book to help them escape the stress of daily living. Readers are typically drawn to the book if they enjoy cozy mystery novels and clean romance.

Buy Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba

Amazon Kindle * Nook * iBooks * Kobo * Audio Edition from Audible

Takeaway Truth

The weekend is coming. Grab a fun book like Sink of Swim and get ready to read.


  1. Stacy Juba's books - and her audio books rock!

    1. Hi, Elaine. Thanks for visiting. (I have your email to answer and will do so today. *g*)

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me, Joan! And thanks for stopping by, Elaine - back at you!!

  3. Interesting premise Stacy :) Wishing you much success!
    Jacquie Biggar

    1. Hey, Jacquie, how are you today? Have a great weekend.

  4. interesting inspiration
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  5. bn100 -- wow, I am amazed at all the comments you left last night on so many posts. *LOL* Have a great weekend.