STARWORLD: YA Contemporary Coming Fall 2018!
I’m delighted to announce that Kaylan Adair at Candlewick Press has acquired STARWORLD, a YA contemporary I co-authored with Paula Garner (Phantom Limbs, Candlewick 2016). Here is the deal announcement from Publisher’s Weekly:
This book contains an imaginary hot-sauce-fueled dragon, many bizarre curse words, and a huge piece of my heart. STARWORLD is about the power of friendship, the way a fantastical private universe can grow between two people, and how sometimes those who see us clearly and teach us the most about ourselves are the people we least expect. Writing it required me to let go of some negative perceptions of my teen self that I held onto and believed were true well into adulthood—and I never could have done that without Paula.
Like Zoe and Sam, the main characters in STARWORLD, Paula and I are seemingly very different on paper, but at the heart of our friendship is an understanding upon which everything else is built. Both the writing of this book and my friendship with Paula have changed me for the better, and I’m so grateful for and humbled by that. No other manuscript has ever been so much fun to work on, or cut so close to the bone. I hope readers will feel that, too.
Thank you so much Kaylan and Candlewick for giving our book such a good home! I can’t wait to share it with the world in 2018.
If you’d like to add STARWORLD to your to-be-read list, you can do so on Goodreads!