It’s a dual debut signing as we welcome YA authors, Darcy Woods and Marisa Reichardt, with guest host Sarah Tromp. Darcy’s Golden-Heart winning YA romance, Summer of Supernovas, was the top-selling book in Michigan for the month of May. It introduces zodiac-obsessed teen Wilamena who discovers a rare planetary alignment which means facing her greatest fear: the Fifth House of Relationships and Love. She has twenty-two days to find love before Jupiter’s luck expires. Marisa’s debut, Underwater, was a Top Ten IndiesNext pick as well as an ALAN pick (Assembly of Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE) for April/May 2016. High school junior Morgan retreats into her own world, unable to forgive herself for her inadvertent role in a mass school shooting. She feels like she’s moving underwater and has no desire to see her friends or leave the house, until Evan moves in next door. Guest host Sarah teaches creative writing for University of California San Diego Extension, is a reviewer and an active member of the San Diego SCBWI, and the author of My Best Everything.
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As the daughter of an astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows the truth lies within the stars, so when she discovers a rare planetary alignment she is forced to tackle her worst astrological fear--The Fifth House of Relationships and Love--but Wil must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her mother's legacy when she falls for a sensitive guitar player.
Ever since the mass shooting at her California high school, junior Morgan Grant has become increasingly agoraphobic until even the idea of stepping outside her door can bring on a panic attack, a situation not made any easier by the fact that her parents are divorced--but when Evan moves in next door she finds herself attracted to him and begins to find herself longing for the life she has been missing.
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An Appalachian summer walks the line between toxic and intoxicating in this debut novel about first loves, broken hearts, and moonshine.
Luisa "Lulu" Mendez has just finished her final year of high school in a small Virginia town, determined to move on and leave her job at the local junkyard behind. So when her father loses her college tuition money, Lulu needs a new ticket out.
Desperate for funds, she cooks up the (illegal) plan to make and sell moonshine with her friends. Quickly realizing they're out of their depth, they turn to Mason, a local boy who's always seemed like a dead end. As Mason guides Lulu through the secret world of moonshine, it looks like her plan might actually work. But can she leave town before she loses everything? "My Best Everything" is Lulu's letter to Mason--but is it a love letter, an apology, or a good-bye?