Saturday, September 28, 2013

YA novel coming in 2014

Publisher's Weekly announced my latest YA news last week, so thought I'd share with my blog readers.

To see the official announcement, go HERE and scroll down a bit.

I call it my small town, big sky, driving aimlessly, football is king novel. Yes, football is a part of it, but it's not really a football book. As I told someone on twitter, I had to do something with all that Friday Night Lights love in my heart. The official short summary says, "It is told alternately by a 17-year-old girl who is new to a small town with a family secret, and the star football player she meets who is having a tough year and has big dreams beyond the field."

So for all the fans of Chasing Brooklyn who liked how the story alternated between Brooklyn and Nico, this one alternates between Lauren and Colby (Lauren's part is told in verse, Colby's part is told in regular prose).

There's actually a lot of my own high school experiences in this book, and I'm sure I'll talk more about that as it gets closer to publication. In the meantime, I went looking for some images that convey a little bit of the feel of this book, and here's what I found (all images courtesy of

You can add the book on goodreads if you're into that kind of thing:

I'm really excited about this one and hope you are too!!


  1. OMG! I can't wait for this one! Congrats Lisa, on both your upcoming release and all of your other books!

  2. Chasing Brooklyn was a favorite with me.(Although I love all of your books) I'll be looking forward to a return to the alternating POV format.

  3. Congratulations, Lisa. Exciting stuff!!