Jenna Miller with Alechia Dow, Jennifer Dugan, and Jenny L. Howe

We have the perfect event for YA/Romance lovers! Jenna Miller joins us to share her new friends-to-enemies-to-lovers tale, We Got the Beat, featuring romance, fat representation, and a meaningful exploration on how past hurts can affect our future. Jenna will be joined by fellow authors Alechia Dow, Jennifer Dugan, and Jenny L. Howe. They will discuss their books, answer audience questions, and sign copies! 

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Jordan Elliott is a fat, nerdy lesbian, and the first junior to be named editor in chief of the school newspaper. Okay, that last part hasn’t happened yet, but it will. It’s positive thinking that has gotten Jordan this far. Ever since Mackenzie West, her friend-turned-enemy, humiliated her at the start of freshman year, Jordan has thrown herself into journalism and kept her eyes trained on the future.

So it’s a total blow when Jordan discovers that she not only didn’t get the editor in chief spot, but she’s been assigned the volleyball beat instead. And who is the star and newly crowned captain of the volleyball team? Mackenzie West. But words are Jordan’s weapon, and she has some ideas about how to exact a long-awaited revenge on her nemesis. Then things get murky when forced time together has Mack and Jordan falling back into their friendship, and into something more. And when Mack confesses the real reason she turned on Jordan freshman year, it has Jordan questioning everything—past, present, and future.

If Jordan lets her guard down and Mack in, will she get everything she wants, or will she be humiliated all over again?

Jenna Miller (she/her) writes young adult books about fat, queer, nerdy girls who deserve to be seen and have their voices heard. When she’s not obsessing over words, she can be found making charcuterie boards, befriending people online, cross-stitching, or adventuring in the Minneapolis area. Out of Character is her debut novel and is followed by We Got the Beat.

Alechia Dow is a former pastry chef, librarian, and award-winning author of several critically acclaimed stories: The Sound of Stars, The Kindred, A Song of Salvation, Just a Pinch of Magic, and The Cookie Crumbles which she co-authored with Tracy Badua. When not writing, you can find her having epic dance parties with her family, baking, reading, and exploring her local food scene.

Jennifer Dugan is the author of the young adult novels Melt With YouSome Girls DoVerona Comics, and Hot Dog Girl, and the adult romance Love at First Set. She is also the author of the YA graphic novel Coven. She lives in upstate New York with her family.

Jenny L. Howe first started scribbling stories into black-and-white composition notebooks with neon pink pens when she was in junior high and never really stopped. In college, she decided to turn her love of books into a career by pursuing a Ph.D. in literature, where she spent the next few years studying bizarre and entertaining medieval romances. Now, as a professor, she teaches courses in college writing, literature, and children’s media. When she’s not writing and teaching, Jenny spends her time buried under puzzle pieces, cross-stitching her favorite characters, and taking too many pictures of her rescue dogs, Tucker and Dale. The Make-Up Test is her debut novel.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
We Got the Beat By Jenna Miller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063243385
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 20th, 2024

Out of Character By Jenna Miller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063243323
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Quill Tree Books - February 7th, 2023

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A Song of Salvation By Alechia Dow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335453723
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Published: Inkyard Press - July 11th, 2023

Love at First Set: A Novel By Jennifer Dugan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063307483
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Published: Avon - May 23rd, 2023

On the Plus Side: A Novel By Jenny L. Howe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250837882
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 26th, 2023