Babe in Boyland

Jody Gehrman's 5 Things I'd Tell The Teen Me

Our guest today: Jody Gehrman Why we love her: Her words leap off the page! So. Much. Fun!

Her latest: Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft

The Scoop: Falling in Love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training. When her mother goes missing and her twenty-one-year-old witchy cousin shows up out of the blue, Audrey knows something’s gone horribly, dangerously wrong. Now it’s up to her to get her own magical powers up to speed before everyone she loves is destroyed by the sorcerer intricately connected to her mother’s secret past.

Our thoughts: Liz, our YA/New Adult whore, er, we mean expert, LOVED LOVED LOVED it.   Perfect Halloween reading! And priced at 2.99, there's no reason not to download it right now! Seriously, Jody, when is the next installment coming?

Giveaway: FIVE copies! Leave a comment and you'll be entered. We'll choose the winners on Sunday, September 16th after 6pm PST.

Fun Fact: Jody's YA novel, Babe in Boyland was recently optioned by Disney!

Where you can read more about Jody: Her website, or Twitter.


1. Embrace Your Weirdness: You won't fool anyone by trying to pass as "normal," and if you flaunt your own freakiness it may seem kind of cool someday.

2. True Love is Not a Myth: Despite the many divorces you'll witness and the cynical phases you'll pass through, know this: Your dude is out there, and he's amazing. Plus he cooks, so don't worry if you're not a mini Martha Stewart.

3. Dreaminess is Not a Crime: In fact, someday people will pay you to dream up stories for them. Score!

4. Your Parents Are Awesome: Sure, you'll go through your "my parents messed me up" phase, but really, they're incredible. And they work hard to ensure your happiness, so hug them often.

5. Art Matters: You kind of know this already, but cling to it. Again and again, art will save your life.

Thanks Jody! xoxo, L&L