Young adult author Courtney Sheinmel has launched her new website. You might recall a post a while back in which I referred to her as the new Judy Blume? That's right. You heard it here first.
Anyway...check out the "tude" of the girl on the cover of her first book, coming out in October. Isn't she fabulous? Don't you just love it?
Of course Courtney writes fiction. She isn't drawing upon any of her own childhood angst. It's totally made up.
In addition to My So Called Family, Courtney has already sold three more books:
Positively (2009),Sincerely, Sophie(2010) and Sincerely, Kate (2010), all to a tiny little publishing company you may have heard of called Simon & Schuster.
Courtney isn't afraid to tackle tough issues in her books from sperm donor kids to HIV. Those of us who grew up hanging on Judy's every word know how very important this genre is.
Go, go, go!