Friday, October 1, 2010
Shelley Coriell: WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE
BIO: Young adult author Shelley Coriell writes stories about teens on the edge of love, life-changing moments, and a little bit of crazy. She is represented by Jill Corcoran of the Herman Agency, and her debut novel, Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe, will be released May, 2012 by Amulet Books/Abrams. A six-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist, Shelley lives in Arizona with her family and the world’s neediest rescue Weimaraner. When she’s not writing, she bakes high-calorie, high-fat desserts and gives speeches and workshops about the joys and business of writing. You can find her online at shelleycoriell.com.
DEBUT: WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE(Amulet Books, Spring 2012)
Big-hearted Chloe Camden is the queen of her universe and loved by all until winter break of her junior year. That’s when her BF shreds her reputation and her school counselor axes her junior independent study project. Forced to take on a “more meaningful” project in order to pass her junior year, Chloe joins her school’s struggling radio station where she must team up with a group of misfits who don’t find her too queenly. Ostracized by her former BFs and the target of a vicious gossip campaign, lonely Chloe throws herself into the radio station where she ends up hosting a late-night call-in show that gets the station much needed publicity. And in the end, trouble. She also befriends radio techie and loner Duncan Moore. On and off the air, Chloe and Duncan learn sometimes funny, sometimes painful lessons about life, love, and what it means to be alone…and lonely.
5 COMFORT FOODS FOR THE APOCALYPSE
1. Warm buttermilk-crusted blackberry cobbler over vanilla ice cream
2. Mashed potatoes with butter, heavy cream, and a dash of sea salt
3. A perfectly ripe peach
4. Scrambled eggs and goat cheese on lightly browned toast
5. Fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies with a frosty glass of milk