The NYC Teen Author Festival is coming up soon! Here’s the full schedule: http://nyctaf.com/2017-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) 1:00-1:30 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!!
For those in the NYC area, I’m taking part in a reading tonight! I hope you’ll check it out!! https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/02/01/teen-author-reading-night Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6 p.m. Program Locations: Jefferson Market Library, First Floor 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 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 Post 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 Post 2/8/2017- Eli to the nth– Review 2/9/2017- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt 2/10/2017- Cutting Muse Blog Review– Review
You can have a say in the cover to my new book: My New Crush Gave to Me! Just go to the link below the picture — and rate the covers! https://www.swoonreads.com/blog/judging-cover-its-book-choose-cover-direction-my-new-crush-gave-me/
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.) https://www.swoonreads.com/blog/announcing-my-new-crush-gave-me-shani-petroff/
I have some exciting book news!! I have a great new agent, and I sold two new books to Macmillan!!! Here’s the announcement that was in Publishers Marketplace:
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!
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! https://www.swoonreads.com/blog/meet-author-romeo-and-whats-her-name-shani-petroff/ 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!