Janet Louise Stephenson, Karrine Steffans, & Leslie Stella: Coming Attractions

By Maryann Yin Comment

Here are some handpicked titles from our Coming Attractions page. Want to include your book? Just read our Share Your New Book with GalleyCat Readers post for all the details.

Are You My Mommy? by Janet Louise Stephenson: “Two sisters passed around from family to family as toddlers, handled their situation in dramatically different ways. The older sister internalized the abandonment and rejection, while the younger sister eagerly embraced each new mother figure asking, ‘Are you my mommy?'” (January 2013)

How to Make Love to a Martian by Karrine Steffans: “How to Make Love to a Martian is the true story of the relationship between, New York Times best selling author, Karrine Steffans and, multi-platinum hip-hop super star, Lil’ Wayne. It explores the idea of an impossible love and the transposition of power that often occurs when the love of your life is so out of reach, no matter how close they may seem.” (February 2013)

Permanent Record by Leslie Stella: “For sixteen-year-old Badi Hessamizadeh, life is a series of humiliations. After withdrawing from public school under mysterious circumstances, Badi enters Magnificat Academy. To make things “easier,” his dad has even given him a new name: Bud Hess. Grappling with his Iranian-American identity, clinical depression, bullying, and a barely bottled rage, Bud is an outcast who copes by resorting to small revenges and covert acts of defiance, but the pressures of his home life, plummeting grades, and the unrequited affection of his new friend, Nikki, prime him for a more dangerous revolution.” (Marcy 2013)