2017 NYC Teen Author Festival


The NYC Teen Author Festival is coming up soon!
Here’s the full schedule:

Here are some of the events I’m taking part in:

A panel on being a writer:

On Friday, March 24, Symposium (42nd Street NYPL, South Court, 2-6)

4:40-5:30: On Being a Writer

Explanation: Our free-for-all craft panel, talking honestly about
different aspects of being a writer, from methods of creation to what
to do once the book is out in the world.

Karen Bao
Cathleen Davitt Bell
Aimee Friedman
Kody Keplinger
Sarah Darer Littman
Shani Petroff
Yvonne Ventresca

Moderator: David Levithan

And a signing at Books of Wonder!

Sunday March 26: Our No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder (Books of Wonder)

Nina LaCour
Shani Petroff
Nicola Yoon
Jeff Zentner
Tara Altebrando
Kathryn Holmes
David Arnold
Cathleen Davitt Bell
Michael Buckley
Kayla Cagan
Sharon Cameron

Hope to see you there!! 

Romeo & What’s Her Name Reading Tonight


For those in the NYC area, I’m taking part in a reading tonight!
I hope you’ll check it out!!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6 p.m.

Join us at 6 pm and meet your fave authors of books for teens!

February 1  
Crissa-Jean Chappell, Snowbirds
Tiffany D. Jackson, Allegedly
Pam Laskin, Ronit and Jamil
Shani Petroff, Romeo & What’s Her Name
Matthue Roth, Rules of My Best Friend’s Body
Mary Thompson, Flicker and Mist
Yvonne Ventresca, Black Flowers, White Lies

Romeo & What’s Her Name Blog Tour


Romeo & What’s Her Name comes out in just over a week!!

A blog tour and giveaway is underway!!

Check it out!

(you can also click here for the full tour schedule)

Week One

1/30/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview
1/31/2017- YA and Wine– Review
2/1/2017- Bookwyrming Thoughts– Guest
2/2/2017- Literary Dust– Review
2/3/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Review

Week Two

2/6/2017- Tales of the
Ravenous Reader
– Interview
2/7/2017- Brittany’s Book Rambles– Guest
2/8/2017- Eli to the nth– Review
2/9/2017- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt
2/10/2017- Cutting Muse Blog Review– Review


Romeo and What’s Her Name comes out February– but I actually have another book coming out in 2017 from Swoon Reads/Macmillan as well!!
You can vote on the cover for the second one starting tomorrow. (I’ll post a link soon). It’s called My New Crush Gave to Me.
It’s my Christmas/holiday/Secret Santa book. It’s a fun, teen romantic comedy — and I’ve included a post that gives a longer description – (there’s also a link there that provides a small excerpt.)

Help me find a cover!


The amazing people at Swoon Reads / Macmillan put together four possible cover directions for my new book Romeo and What’s Her Name — and you can help decide which one should get selected!

Just go to this link and you can rate each cover!

(The book is a romantic comedy about an unprepared understudy that is forced to take the stage with her secret crush!)

Can’t wait to see which one gets picked!

Romeo & What’s Her Name info


Here’s a little Q&A I did about my new book with Macmillan, Romeo and What’s Her Name, and a little video I made!


Can’t wait for you all to read this book!! I’m doing revisions now, and I’m almost done!

Here’s what the publisher said about the book:

Romeo & What’s Her Name by Shani Petroff
An unprepared understudy is forced to take the stage with her secret crush in this YA romantic comedy of errors.
Why we love it:
– We couldn’t stop laughing at the Bridget Jones style humor of failing spectacularly and making grand gestures!
– The theatre elements in this story were so fun! We love-eth the drama!