Today, we have The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark, which I reviewed last January 15, 2015. I was lucky enough to be part of the official blog tour of The Boy Next Door, thanks to the awesome people at Swoon Reads and Macmillan Teen!
Q & A with the author of The Boy Next Door–Katie Van Ark!
Growing up less than a block from the public library, Katie has always loved books and admits to crossing the street while reading. She learned to skate as an adult and to write after that and is a firm believer that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. A former teacher, she now writes full-time and still skates weekends with her synchronized skating team. She lives in Michigan with two daughters, two cats, and one very patient husband (her high school sweetheart). She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and of Romance Writers of America. The Boy Next Door is her first novel.
(Bio from Katie’s website, photo from Katie’s author page on Facebook.)
Now, I am given another chance to get to know Katie more! Which is so cool, because I really like her and she plays a great part in my writing career. (So much love for you, Katie!)
Publication Date: January 6, 2015 by Swoon Reads
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
[Special thanks to Swoon Reads for the review copy!]
Maddy Spier has been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she’s also seen his arms around other girls—lots of other girls.
Gabe can’t imagine skating with anyone but Maddy, and together they have a real chance at winning some serious gold medals. So, he’s determined to keep thinking of her like a sister. After all, he’s never had a romantic relationship that lasted for more than two weeks.
But when their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy’s been hoping for or the big breakup that Gabe has always feared?
In honor of the Book Discrimination Awareness Month, I’d like to introduce Swoon Reads to you. You may not heard of it yet, since it just started last year, but Swoon Reads is a great community that I’m proud to be part of.
Swoon Reads is a teen romance imprint publishing under Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan.
Swoon Reads is dedicated to publishing books that capture the intensity of teen love. More than an imprint, Swoon Reads is a community – one whose members are included in every step of the publishing process. We open the doors for writers and readers to discover the best, most Swoon-worthy teen romance novels and make their voices heard. Together, we publish love stories you will want to read over and over again.
Once an author uploads their manuscript, members are able to read, rate, and comment on those submissions. The manuscripts rated the highest by the largest number of Readers will be reviewed by the Swoon Reads Staff. If chosen, those manuscripts considered most Swoonworthy will be published in both print and e-book formats.