Join us for an afternoon with author M. K. England, who will read from their new young adult novel, The One True Me and You. A conversation with author Emily Thiede will follow. This in-person event will be cosponsored by WriterHouse and will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: One small fandom convention. One teen beauty pageant. One meet cute waiting to happen.
Beauty queen and secret nerd Teagan has her eye on the much-needed prize: the $25,000 scholarship awarded to the winner of the Miss Cosmic Teen USA pageant. Fanfiction author Kaylee is using the time away from home to use they/them pronouns for the first time and (hopefully) kiss a girl. When Teagan and Kay bump into one another the first night, sparks fly. But when their shared enemy shows up, it seems all their secrets will follow them home. The risks are great…but could the reward of embracing their true selves be worth it?
About the Author: M. K. England grew up on the Space Coast of Florida watching shuttle launches from the back yard. These days, they call rural Virginia home, where their house is full of video games, dogs, plants, Star Wars memorabilia, and one tiny human. M. K. is the author of six novels for kids, teens, and adults, including the most recent Guardians of the Galaxy: No Guts, No Glory and The One True Me and You. You can find M. K. online at mkengland.com.
About the Moderator: Emily Thiede is the debut author of This Vicious Grace. A former public school teacher, Emily has channeled her love for teaching and writing into mentoring aspiring writers through the Pitch Wars mentorship program, cohosting the Basic Pitches podcast, and serving as a board member for WriterHouse. Originally from New Jersey, Emily now lives in central Virginia with her family. You can find more about Emily and her books at ekthiede.com and across social media @EKTWrites.
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Emily Thiede Photo Credit: Jen Fariello