Exciting News!

Hey everyone!

I have some really exciting news to share. I’ve been bursting to tell you for several days, and now I can.  Publishers’ Marketplace might be the best place to start:

March 12, 2015 – FINDING PERFECT by Kendra Highley

Digital: Young Adult

Kendra Highley’s FINDING PERFECT, in which a “perfect” girl determined to get into Stanford finds out she’s flunking Calculus, but in exchange for tutoring, the cute math whiz from the wrong side of the tracks wants help catching the eye of a popular classmate…until he realizes he’s more interested in the not-as-perfect-as-everyone-thinks girl he’s tutoring, to Heather Howland at Entangled Crush, for publication in Fall 2015, in a two-book deal (World).

Squee! I’m so thrilled to be working with Entangled and Heather Howland again.  Pause for happy dance:

These books are so much fun to work on. The first is a fresh/different take on Can’t Buy Me Love, in which Paige, a Type-A overachiever who has a hidden side, looks for help with Calculus from Ben, the quiet loner from the wrong side of town. He doesn’t ask for money in return for the tutoring (even though he needs it for college)–instead, he asks Paige to make him over and fix him up with her uber-popular best friend, Zoey. Paige, who’s attracted to Ben, agrees, but really wishes he’d like her instead. It focuses on two driven people who are fighting to fulfill dreams for the future, while remaining too focused on the details. And there’s kissing. : )

Found on poppytalk.blogspot.com

Found on poppytalk.blogspot.com

The second book will focus on a wintertime romance…more details soon!

I can’t wait to share the finished products with you! Once I have release dates and cover reveal info, I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, for those of you wondering about UPRISING’s timeline to publication, I’m still shooting for late summer, but that date will have to slide around a bit depending on the other two books (deadlines and contractual commitments will decide the timing). Once I know for sure how the dates will work, I’ll do a cover reveal for UPRISING, too. I’ve seen the mock up, and it’s beautiful. It might be my favorite cover out of everything Streetlight Graphics has produced for me yet!

Thanks so much for stopping by to hear the news!

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