I am so thrilled to share this cover reveal with my readers! Author Julie Young has been a mentor and friend of mine since long before I was published. In fact, I walked into her classroom with a half-written version of Reckless Radiance and I left inspired to once again start my teacher/student romance that eventually became The Low Notes. Julie is now breaking into the world of YA fiction and having read her novel I can tell she's going to do amazing things! Check out the brand new cover for her upcoming novel, Fifteen Minutes of Fame! Congrats, Julie!!
After six books on local history including The Famous Faces of WTTV-4, Eastside Indianapolis: A Brief History, Historic Irvington and A Belief in Providence, local author Julie Young has branched into fiction teaming up with St. Louis-based Rocking Horse Publishing to release an exciting YA title Fifteen Minutes of Fame on April 11.
Written as a first-person memoir, Fifteen Minutes of Fame is the story of Megan Taylor, a young girl who was plucked from obscurity at the age of 15 and transformed into the mysterious rock icon MonAmi. At the height of her fame and on the final night of her farewell tour, the singer runs from the career that made her a superstar and back to her hometown where she sorts through the complexity of living a double life that the rocker says “was hardly the best of both worlds.”
Part Hannah Montana; part Roman Holiday, Fifteen Minutes of Fame is a madcap behind-the-music fantasy that will thrill fans of Meg Cabot and Jen Calonita.
Much of the story is set in the fictional Indianapolis suburb of Kentwood (which Young said was loosely based on Irvington) and local authors who have read review copies are excited about the release.
Even I was quoted! "A fun YA read that puts a realistic spin on being careful what you wish for," -Kate Roth, author of The Low Notes.
Fifteen Minutes of Fame will be released April 11th!