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A welcome second chance… Or a recipe for disaster?


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It might be impossible to put out these flames…Good thing this cowboy can handle the sparks.


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Dead To Me.


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Rip Roaring Regency Romp


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Healing his physical wounds is just the beginning…


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After suffering a horrific injury that threatens to end his career, Baden Oulett is about to learn that sometimes a fresh start is just what the doctor ordered.


Nina LaCour

Nina LaCour

Nina LaCour is the bestselling and Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of four critically acclaimed young adult novels published by Dutton Books: We Are Okay, Hold Still, The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You. She is also the co-author of You Know Me Well, a novel written in collaboration with David Levithan and published by St. Martin's Griffin, and a contributor to numerous anthologies, including Summer Days and Summer Nights, edited by Stephanie Perkins.

Born and raised in the East Bay, Nina crossed the bridge to receive her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University, and then crossed back to Oakland to receive an MFA in Creative Writing at Mills College. Her graduate thesis became her first novel, Hold Still, which received a William C. Morris honor from the American Library Association.

Nina was raised with an appreciation for the arts and a commitment to education. Her grandmother taught china painting classes; her father was a teacher and then school principal; and her mother taught high school art. Nina tutored her way through college, taught English composition to undergraduates while in grad school, and then went on to teach at Berkeley City College and Maybeck High School.

After taking a few years off to stay home with her young daughter, Nina is teaching again with Hamline University’s MFAC program as well as with independent students. She thrives on lesson planning and lecture writing, classroom discussions, guiding students through their short story and novel drafts, and offering interactive lectures on craft and creativity. She has taught, guest lectured, and appeared at conferences and conventions all around the country and internationally. Her novels have been Junior Library Guild selections, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and have been named among the best books of the year by the Boston Globe, Seventeen, Booklist, Bustle, Publishers Weekly, and the New York Public Library among others. Nina won the 2009 Northern California Book Award for Children’s Literature, was featured in Publishers Weekly as a Flying Starts Author, and has had her novels translated into many languages.

Still firmly rooted in the Bay Area, Nina loves cooking, gardening, and daytripping through the ever-inspiring regions of Northern California with her wife and their daughter.

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Series

Books:

Watch Over Me, January 2022
Trade Size / e-Book
You Know Me Well, June 2021
Trade Size / e-Book
Summer Days and Summer Nights, June 2017
Trade Size / e-Book (reprint)
You Know Me Well, June 2017
Trade Size / e-Book (reprint)
You Know Me Well, June 2016
Hardcover / e-Book

 

 

 

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