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Local author Katie Kingman presents her YA novel, Down With This Ship, in conversation with Meredith Tate, the YA author of Shipped.
Bonus! Order Down With This Ship from Changing Hands to receive a bookmark and a signed bookplate from the author.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Kole Miller is the best writer at the prestigious Crystal Lake High. But no one knows it--not her creative writing classmates, or even her academic arch nemesis Colin (aka Mr. Valedictorian). That's because Kole's best work is a secret fanfic based on The Space Game, her favorite show.
When Kole's fanfic wins a major contest, her readership skyrockets. Suddenly, Kole finds herself stuck in the heated ship wars, as her new readers pair characters from the show together as romantic couples. Worse yet, Kole's classmates discover that she's the fanfic's author. Now it isn't just The Space Game everyone is arguing about: they start shipping Kole with her classmates.
With her romantic life in shambles and her anxiety through the roof, Kole must face both her inner demons and the ones at her school. She has one chance to reclaim her fanfic--and the guy that Kole now realizes she's shipped herself with since episode one of the school year.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Katie Kingman has wanted to be a writer since freshman year when her English teacher read her story out loud. The experience was mortifying, but it led to a lifelong love of classic literature and writing fiction. She now lives, teaches, and geeks in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, two kids, and five cats. When not writing, she can be found gardening and scrolling Netflix for a new OTP.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Meredith Tate grew up in Concord, New Hampshire, where she fell in love with her two passions--writing and traveling. She earned her master's degree in social work from the University of New Hampshire and worked in Boston for several years before deciding to pursue her true dream of telling stories. After spending three wonderful years in St. Louis, Missouri, and three more amazing years in Zurich, Switzerland, Meredith now lives in Houston with her husband and her spoiled dog. When Meredith's not writing, she loves photography, playing the piano, trying new recipes, and chasing her goal of seeing every continent (four down, three to go!).