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Coming January 2 from Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen

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A whirlwind twenty-four-hour romance about two teens who meet—and perhaps change their minds about love—on a train ride in the middle of a snowstorm. Leah Konen’s Love and Other Train Wrecks is perfect for fans of Emery Lord and Jennifer E. Smith.

Noah is a hopeless romantic. He’s traveling home for one last chance with his first love, and he needs a miracle to win her back. Ammy doesn’t believe in true love—just look at her parents. If there’s one thing she’s learned about love in the last year, it’s that it ends.

That is, until one winter night when Noah and Ammy find themselves in the same Amtrak car heading to Upstate New York. After a train-wreck first impression between the two of them, the Amtrak train suddenly breaks down—in the middle of a snowstorm.

Desperate to make it to their destinations, Noah and Ammy have no other option but to travel together. What starts off as a minor detour turns into the journey of a lifetime, but come morning their adventure takes an unexpected turn for the worst.

Can one night can really change how they feel about love…and the course of their lives forever?

“An absurdly charming, funny, and romantic odyssey.”

“Librarians will not be able to keep this compelling novel on the shelf.”
—School Library Journal *STARRED REVIEW*

“A realistic love story that, like life, isn’t always easy or perfect.”
—Publisher’s Weekly

“Ammy and Noah’s story will please both readers who swoon and those who scoff at meet cutes and their even cuter resolutions.”


Romantics-cover-lo-resThe Romantics

Out now from Abrams/Amulet

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Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell, The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’ painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right—but she doesn’t anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love’s plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael’s hot-sauce-wielding “dream girl.” The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one girl who can help him mend his heart. Soon Love starts breaking all her own rules—and in order to set Gael’s fate back on course, she has to make some tough decisions about what it means to truly care.

“Love delivers this sweet little bonbon of a story in a voice that’s always chipper, sometimes funny, and pretty darn smart. For romantics and skeptics alike, this fresh dose of optimism will warm the cockles of the heart.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The Romantics is practically perfect in every way, just like love—and Love. My heart is bursting at the seams.” – Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of TTYL and The Infinite Moment of Us

“Altogether practical, clever, yet hopelessly romantic, this book will make you question whether many of life’s small, seemingly insignificant moments might in fact have one very important, very wonderful purpose.” – Lucy Keating, author of Dreamology

“Yup. That’s what teenage love feels like. From meet cutes and slow burns to heartbreak and divorce, Leah Konen takes a look at love in all its forms and gives it a voice.” – Adi Alsaid, author of Let’s Get Lost and Never Always Sometimes

Last Time We Were Us_REV SNAPThe Last Time We Were Us

Out now from Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books

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A passionate summer love story about a girl, her childhood best friend recently released from juvie, and the small-town lies that have kept them apart. A teen romance debut with a dark edge.

“An easy, intelligent coming-of-age tale.”– Kirkus Reviews

“Leah Konen beautifully captures the complexity of friendship, love, loyalty, and trust, and reminds us that sometimes things that seem so simple are anything but.”  – Jennifer Brown, award-winning author of the Hate List

“Totally absorbing! The perfect summer read!”  – Leila Howland, author of Nantucket Blue

“This book is brimming with intrigue, romance, betrayal and redemption. In short, a very satisfying read.”  – Melissa Walker, author of Unbreak My Heart

“A sexy, intriguing novel about a girl who’s not afraid to kick up a little dust.”– Alecia Whitaker, author of Wildflower

The After Girls

Released April 2013 from Merit Press/Adams Media

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The After Girls Young Adult Novel

“A sensitive look at the wake of a friend’s suicide, infused with genuine emotion, hope, and just enough well-placed romance.”  (Booklist)