Thursday, November 05, 2015

Release Day Promo: How to be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras

An emotional contemporary YA novel about love, loss, and having the courage to chase the life you truly want.
E. Katherine Kottaras St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1250072801

“Georgia's realistically profane voice aptly captures her personality, carrying the novel; her traverse through grief and experimentation make for a believable and satisfying character arc. A thoughtful exploration of grief and life.”

Kirkus Reviews

Reeling from her mother’s death, Georgia
has a choice: become lost in her own pain, or
enjoy life right now, while she still can. She
decides to start really living for the first time
and makes a list of fifteen ways to be brave
all the things she’s wanted to do but never
had the courage to try. As she begins doing
the things she’s always been afraid to do –
including pursuing her secret crush, she
discovers that life doesn’t always go
according to plan. Sometimes friendships fall
apart and love breaks your heart. But once in
a while, the right person shows up just when
you need them most and you learn that
you’re stronger and braver than you ever
A fun and powerful debut from a fresh new voice in YA contemporary
that will inspire bravery in readers everywhere.

About the Author

E. Katherine Kottaras is originally from Chicago, but now she writes and teaches in the Los Angeles area. She holds an M.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine and teaches writing and literature at Pasadena City College.
She is at her happiest when she is either 1) at the playground with her husband and daughter and their wonderful community of friends, 2) breathing deeply in a full handstand, or 3) writing.

Kathy’s Year of Living Bravely
Georgia isn’t the only one with a bravery to-do list. As a debut novelist, Kathy has declared 2015 the year of living bravely and is tackling many of her own fears. She’s chronicling her adventures on her website and encouraging readers to share their own experiences using #HowToBeBrave.

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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.

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