Virtual: Shannon Hale with Karen M. McManus, Kind of a Big Deal

Porter Square Books is delighted to present the virtual launch of Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale, joined in conversation by Karen M. McManus! Join us to celebrate this  hilarious new book from the bestselling author of Austenland: a madcap story that will suck you in—literally. This event is free and open to all, and is hosted on Crowdcast on Tuesday, August 25th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.







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 We’re so excited to kick off this book that we have a special offer for you: the first 50 preorders of Kind of a Big Deal will receive a copy of the book with a personalized, signed bookplate, plus an enamel pin! Simply purchase your copy at the bottom of this page before *Sunday, August 16th* for your chance to get a personalized bookplate and pin. Don’t forget to include who you’d like your book signed to in the order comments! (Miss this preorder window? You’ll still get a signed, signature-only bookplate with your order!)

There's nothing worse than peaking in high school. Nobody knows that better than Josie Pie.

She was kind of a big deal—she dropped out of high school to be a star! But the bigger you are, the harder you fall. And Josie fell. Hard. Ouch. Broadway dream: dead. Meanwhile, her life keeps imploding. Best friend: distant. Boyfriend: busy. Mom: not playing with a full deck? Desperate to escape, Josie gets into reading. Literally. She reads a book and suddenly she's inside it. And with each book, she’s a different character: a post-apocalyptic heroine, the lead in a YA rom-com, a 17th century wench in a corset.

It’s alarming. But also . . . kind of amazing? It’s the perfect way to live out her fantasies. Book after book, Josie the failed star finds a new way to shine. But the longer she stays in a story, the harder it becomes to escape. Will Josie find a story so good that she just stays forever?

Have you ever dreamed about what it would be like to step into your favorite book? There will be an opportunity during the event to share what books you wish you could fall into, in various genres. A randomly selected participant will win a prize!

Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books, including fantasy novels The Goose Girl and Book of a Thousand Days, science fiction novel Dangerous, Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy, graphic novel memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends (with LeUyen Pham), and romantic comedy Austenland (now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell). She lives in Utah with her husband and frequent collaborator Dean Hale, their four remarkable children, and two ridiculous cats named Misty Knight and Mike Hat.

Karen M. McManus is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Two Can Keep a Secret, and One of Us Is Next. Her fourth novel, The Cousins, will publish in December 2020. Her work has been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide. Karen lives in Massachusetts and holds a master's degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, which she mostly uses to draft fake news stories for her novels.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 7:00pm

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Kind of a Big Deal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250206237
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 25th, 2020

The Cousins Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525708001
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - December 1st, 2020