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Thursday, May 26, 2016

New book deal!!

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:

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Help me find a cover!

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!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Romeo & What's Her Name info

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!



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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New Book News!!!!

My new teen rom-com (romantic comedy), Romeo and What's Her Name, is going to be published by Macmillan!! (due in stores Feb. 7th, 2017!!)

I'm very excited!!! The book is a comedy of errors where an unprepared understudy is forced to take the stage with her secret crush.

Here's the longer description: Emily only volunteered to be an understudy for Romeo and Juliet to get closer to Wes, aka Romeo, and to get some extra credit. She meant to learn her lines but a) it was really hard b) she was too busy doing her other schoolwork, her part-time job, and all of the “real” Juliet’s chores and c) what was the point? UNDERSTUDIES NEVER GET TO PERFORM. Or at least, that’s what she thought. Now she has to star opposite the guy of her dreams. But how hard can faking Shakespeare really be?...

The official announcement is on Swoon Reads (an imprint of Macmillan).

 

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

New Projects

Hope you are all doing well!!

Sorry I've been so bad about posting here, but I am working on a lot of new and exciting projects and will hopefully have news for you soon!


Sunday, May 3, 2015

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW

School Library Journal reviewed ASH! And here's the verdict: 
For those who enjoy stories about rebelling against "the system," such as Suzanne Collins's "The Hunger Games" (Scholastic) and Veronica Roth's "Divergent" (HarperCollins), the "Destined" series is bound to entertain and enthrall.
I'm so happy with the review! Here's the full thing:
School Library Journal
05/01/2015
Gr 8 Up—After the Event, in which seven billion people died, the survivors created a system to ensure nothing like that would happen again. People are placed into what is essentially a caste or "ring" system, starting with the highest, most powerful Purples through the rainbow to the lowly Ashes. As people are born, specialists extract their destinies, down to the day and time—and to maintain order, all must fulfill their destiny. Dax is a rarity, a Blank—one whose destiny could not be extracted, the lowliest of the low. Madden is an elite Purple, being groomed to take over a position on the ruling board. After Dax's brothers commit the ultimate sacrifice in the name of breaking free from pre-determined destinies, Dax and Madden are thrown together in a plot of intrigue, secrecy, and danger. While many elements of the plot are left unexplained—for instance, how exactly does a specialist extract a destiny from a baby?—the action is never sparse in this science fiction series opener. VERDICT For those who enjoy stories about rebelling against "the system," such as Suzanne Collins's "The Hunger Games" (Scholastic) and Veronica Roth's "Divergent" (HarperCollins), the "Destined" series is bound to entertain and enthrall.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ASH READING TONIGHT!!


I'm taking part in a reading tonight with a group of incredible authors -- come check it out:
April 1 -- Teen Author Reading Night (6-8, Jefferson Market Branch of NYPL, corner of 6th Ave and 10th St)
Elizabeth Eulberg, We Can Work it Out
Kathryn Holmes, The Distance Between Lost and Found
Elisa Ludwig, Pretty Wanted
Kass Morgan, The Homecoming
Danielle Paige, The Wicked Will Rise
Shani Petroff and Darci Manley, Ash
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Crime
Kieran Scott, What Waits in the Woods
Aaron Starmer, The Whisper
Nova Ren Suma, The Walls Around Us

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