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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Welcome, Deb Caletti!

We are thrilled to welcome Deb Caletti to readergirlz. Her new-in-paperback novel The Secret Life of Prince Charming is our April pick! Check out the our interview with Deb, book party ideas themed around her book, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Deb has chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.

Here's a little about The Secret Life of Prince Charming:

Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. She tries to be an optimist, but then she too is abruptly and unceremoniously dumped. She's also gingerly handling a renewed relationship with her charming father. Quinn's happy to have him around again until she realizes how horribly he's treated the many women in his life, how he's stolen more than just their hearts.

Determined to, for once, take action in her life, Quinn joins forces with the half sister she's never met and the little sister she'll do anything to protect. Together, they set out to right her father's wrongs...and in doing so, begin to uncover what they're really looking for: the truth.

And the buzz...

"How would you deal with finding out your father isn't who he says he is, and love isn't quite what you thought? Readergirlz will cheer for Quinn as she teams up with a half-sister she's never met and a younger sister who may be the wisest of the bunch to find out the truth, and in the process discover truths about themselves. We are honored to welcome Deb Caletti this month to explore truth, Prince Charming, and maybe even a little romance." - Holly Cupala, readergirlz diva

"Caletti's gifts...are at their sharpest." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

The honors and awards Deb has received for her novels include:

National Book Award Finalist

PNBA Best Book Award

PEN USA Literary Award Finalist

School Library Journal Best Book Award

We are excited to have the lovely Deb with us this month! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE chat on Wednesday, April 21st at 6pm PST/9pm EST.

Happy April, readergirlz!


Little Willow said...

Welcome aboard, Deb! :)

Liz Gallagher said...

Welcome, Deb! Wonderful to have a Seattle author here this month. =)

Deb said...

Happy to be here!!!

Shelf Elf said...

Hi Deb! I am so excited to talk with you and the readergirlz all month long about Prince Charming! Loved it!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Yay for DEB!

Dia Calhoun said...

April is gonna rock!

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