You guys! The newest brain child of author Stephanie Morrill, has just released. If you’re new to Stephanie and her stories, PUH-LEASE allow me to introduce you.
Stephanie’s books are fabulous, but she’s so much more than that. Stephanie is the founder of Go Teen Writers, a website whose sole purpose is helping out–you guessed it!–teen writers. I seriously wish I’d thought of it first, but there’s no way I could do such a thorough and sincere job of it. It is, by far, the site I recommend with the most frequency to new writers starting out. If you haven’t visited, you simply must. And spread the word!
TODAY, I want to tell you about her newest book, The Unlikely Debut of Ellie Sweet. I devoured the first one in the series, so when Steph asked if I’d like to read book number two a little early, I jumped at the chance. I loved this one so much I endorsed it. Here’s what I said:
“With the compelling voice of a storyteller, Stephanie Morrill has done something special in The Unlikely Debut of Ellie Sweet. She’s taken a sweet, engaging read and given it depth. I felt every step of Ellie’s journey, and when I closed the book it was with the impression that I was sending a cherished friend on her way in the world. I do wish her well.”
If that doesn’t do it for you, here’s the official blurb:
For once, Ellie Sweet has it all together. Her hair now curls instead of fuzzes, she’s tamed the former bad-boy, Chase Cervantes (she has, right?), and her debut novel will hit shelves in less than a year. Even her ex-friends are leaving her alone. Well, except for Palmer Davis, but it can’t be helped that he works at her grandmother’s nursing home.
Life should feel perfect. And yet, it’s not that easy. Ellie’s editor loves her, but the rest of the publishing biz? Not so much. And they’re not shy about sharing their distrust over Ellie’s unlikely debut.
Ellie has always been able to escape reality in the pages of her novel, but with the stress of major edits and rocky relationships, her words dry up. In fiction, everything always comes together, but in real life, it seems to Ellie that hard work isn’t always enough, the people you love can’t always be trusted, and the dream-come-true of publishing her book could be the biggest mistake she’s made yet.
Stephanie Morrill lives in Overland Park, Kansas with her husband and two kids. Her only talents are reading, writing, and drinking coffee, so career options were somewhat limited. Fortunately she discovered a passion for young adult novels and has been writing them ever since.
Stephanie is the author of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series, The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet, and the award-winning Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft into a Published Book. She enjoys encouraging and teaching teen writers on her blog, www.GoTeenWriters.com. You can also find her online at www.StephanieMorrill.com
**To celebrate Ellie’s release, Stephanie is offering up a GIVEAWAY. The winner will have his or her pick, either the first book in the series, The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet, or the second, The Unlikely Debut of Ellie Sweet. Tons of ways to earn entries. If you’re on Twitter, you can come back and enter daily. I’ll have Rafflecopter choose a winner on Friday, 11/29!**