So far, we're really digging 2015. Liz is super stoked San Diego is actually having a winter (so many boots and scarves to wear, so little time!) and Lisa is resolved to get organized and is having a serious love affair with The Container Store (you should see the storage cubes she's got goin' on)! And... we're only one chapter away from finishing the first draft of our 2016 release, The Year We Turned Forty! *cue party music* But this year, we are MOST excited about the cover for The Status Of All Things! Is it just us or is it totally RAD? We are so thankful for the team of people at Atria who worked so hard to create it! And especially grateful to Mary Kubica, the brilliant author of The Good Girl, for her lovely blurb. We can't wait to share our novel with the world on June 2nd! To celebrate how much we heart the cover, we're giving away one signed advanced copy. Just leave a comment to be entered. The contest will close on January 18th at 8am.
Want to know more? Here's the scoop: What would you do if you could literally rewrite your fate—on Facebook? This heartwarming and hilarious new novel from the authors of Your Perfect Life follows a woman who discovers she can change her life through online status updates.
Kate is a thirty-five-year-old woman who is obsessed with social media. So when her fiancé, Max, breaks things off at their rehearsal dinner—to be with Kate’s close friend and coworker, no less—she goes straight to Facebook to share it with the world. But something’s changed. Suddenly, Kate’s real life starts to mirror whatever she writes in her Facebook status. With all the power at her fingertips, and heartbroken and confused over why Max left her, Kate goes back in time to rewrite their history.
Kate's two best friends, Jules and Liam, are the only ones who know the truth. In order to convince them she’s really time traveled, Kate offers to use her Facebook status to help improve their lives. But her attempts to help them don’t go exactly as planned, and every effort to get Max back seems to only backfire, causing Kate to wonder if it’s really possible to change her fate.
In The Status of All Things, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke combine the humor and heart of Sarah Pekkanen and Jennifer Weiner while exploring the pitfalls of posting your entire life on the Internet. They raise the questions: What if you could create your picture-perfect life? Would you be happy? Would you still be you? For anyone who’s ever attempted—or failed—to be their perfect self online, this is a story of wisdom and wit that will leave you with new appreciation for the true status of your life.
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