Emma Rosenblum, "Bad Summer People" in conversation with Charlotte Owen

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Emma Rosenblum's Debut Novel Bad Summer People



None of them would claim to be a particularly good person. But who among them is actually capable of murder?

Jen Weinstein and Lauren Parker rule the town of Salcombe, Fire Island every summer. They hold sway on the beach and the tennis court, and are adept at manipulating people to get what they want. Their husbands, Sam and Jason, have summered together on the island since childhood, despite lifelong grudges and numerous secrets. Their one single friend, Rachel Woolf, is looking to meet her match, whether he’s the tennis pro—or someone else’s husband. But even with plenty to gossip about, this season starts out as quietly as any other.

Until a body is discovered, face down, off the side of the boardwalk.

Stylish, subversive, and darkly comedic, this is a story of what's lurking under the surface of picture-perfect lives in a place where everyone has something to hide.

Emma Rosenblum is Chief Content Officer at BDG, overseeing content and strategy for Bustle, Elite Daily, Nylon, The Zoe Report, Romper, Scary Mommy, Fatherly, The Dad, Inverse, and Mic. Bad Summer People is her first novel.

Emma Rosenblum

Photo Credit: Nyra Lang

Charlotte Owen is the Editor in Chief of Bustle and Elite Daily, where she acts as the creative and strategic lead to a team of 50 writers and editors. Charlotte joined BDG in 2018 to oversee the launch of Bustle UK, before relocating to New York in 2020 to oversee Bustle globally. Under her leadership, Bustle has received a Webby Award, a Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award, and a Folio award for Best Brand Extension, while the UK arm of the site has been shortlisted for The Drum’s Online Media Awards and a PPA Award. In 2020, she was a finalist for a Digiday Future Leader Award. Charlotte started her career at Vanity Fair where she remained for over six years, serving as a Managing Editor on the annual art issue and Digital Strategy Editor for the British section of VF.com. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, The Independent, and Metro, and she has served as a judge for the Digiday Media Awards and the National Magazine Awards. Originally from Birmingham, England, Charlotte is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where she studied History and English Literature. She enjoys wine and good books, and is based in New York.

Charlotte Owen
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 23rd, 2023

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