Laura Anderson Kurk is one of those lucky souls who gets to live in a college town. In fact, it’s her college town—College Station, Texas, where she drove in under cover of darkness when she was way too young and proceeded to set the place on fire. She majored in English for the love of stories, and due to a massive crush on F. Scott Fitzgerald. She continued on to receive an advanced degree in literature. She writes contemporary books for young adults, a genre that gives her the freedom to be honest. Her debut novel Glass Girl is an unconventional and bittersweet love story, and its sequel Perfect Glass makes long-distance love look possible.
She’s crazy about her husband and her two ginger-headed kids. Laura blogs at Writing for Young Adults (laurakurk.com). She’s a featured columnist at Choose Now Ministries, where she writes On Hollywood. On twitter, she’s @laurakurk.
http://laurakurk.com (Writing for Young Adults | Laura Anderson Kurk)
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LAURA’S BOOK….GLASS GIRL….RELEASING APRIL 1st
BACK COVER COPY
The ice cold fear I’d felt, not knowing if Wyatt was alive, pressed into the wall with other girls and surrounded by guys who were unspeakably brave, hit my body again in a wave. This was trauma—the gift that keeps on giving.
When Meg Kavanagh finds herself in the unthinkable role of grieving sister, she discovers some harsh truths—parents aren’t perfect, life’s not always sweet, and the dead don’t write back. Worried she might have caused Wyatt’s death, Meg folds her heart into a box. Her famous mom grieves by slowly disappearing, and her dad copes by moving them to a small town in Wyoming.
What she finds in Wyoming blindsides her.
His name is Henry, and he’s a rancher’s son who pulls Meg into his larger-than-life world and shows her that being sensitive is not an excuse to sit this one out. Meg wants to be brave like Henry because the best things in life—like falling in love and finding mercy—require uncommon courage. And Henry has a secret that changes everything.
For fans of…
Story of Us by Deb Caletti (Simon Pulse, 2012)
Once Was Lost (recently retitled What We Lost) by Sara Zarr (Little, Brown Books, 2009)
The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab (Delacorte, 2012)
The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle (Harper Teen, 2011)
Name All the Animals: A Memoir by Allison Smith (Scribner, 2005)
Songs for a Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson (Sourcebooks Fire, 2010)
Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal (Ember, 2012)
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard (Ember, 2013)
How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford (Scholastic, 2010)
There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones (Thomas Nelson, 2011)
Life’s playlist is full of love, hope, anger, and loss. It’s an emotional cadence that hurts one moment and fulfills the next.
At Playlist Young Adult Fiction, we get that. Life is crazy and complicated and confusing. But we also know it’s unique. Your playlist is yours and yours alone. It’s different. It’s exclusive. And it doesn’t sound or look like anything else.
With new novels and promos releasing every month, Playlist YA has the beat to match your life’s rhythm. Representing some of the best indie voices in contemporary teen fiction, our collection of books will have you laughing, crying, and everything in between.
Grief, love, addiction, friendship—our books tackle it all. And at their core are characters you’ll want as friends and drama you won’t mind taking with you.
And when you’ve found that Playlist novel that represents what you’re about, let us know! We love hearing from our readers.
Laura Anderson Kurk’s Playlist for GLASS GIRL:
“Shelter,” Ray LaMontagne
“Fix You,” Coldplay
“Polaroids,” Shawn Colvin
“Your Everything,” Keith Urban
“Home,” Lisa Hannigan
“Falling Slowly,” Glen Hansard and Markita Irglova
“Let it Be Me,” Ray LaMontagne
“Feels So Real,” Eden’s Edge
“A Long December,” Counting Crows
“Realize,” Colbie Caillat
“Take Me There,” Rascal Flatts
“Secrets,” One Republic
HERE AT JOJO’S CORNER, WE ARE IN LUV WITH
GLASS GIRL &
THE AMAZING LAURA ANDERSON KURK
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