SONGS OF MY SELFIE Launch Was a Huge Success!

Thank you all for coming to Friday's SOLD OUT launch of Songs of My Selfie! The show was a huge success, with readings by twelve fantastic millennial writers, giveaways, great drinks, music, and more. Check out the photos below, or on our Facebook page!

Couldn't make it to the launch party? Don't worry, there are plenty more Songs of My Selfie events coming up.

April 18 at 7 p.m.
A Reading and Conversation with Jared Shaffer and Xingyue Sarah He
Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd.)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

May 12 at 7 p.m.
A Reading and Open Mic with Joshua Tuttle

Auntie's Bookstore
402 W. Main
Spokane, WA 99201 

May 25
Songs of My Selfie: Millennial Writers Reading

KGB Bar
85 E. Fourth Street
New York, NY 10003

WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT'S HIS NAME Has Launched!

Author Meagan Brothers reads from her new novel  Weird Girl and What's His Name  at the Cornelia Street Cafe.

Author Meagan Brothers reads from her new novel Weird Girl and What's His Name at the Cornelia Street Cafe.

Last night marked the book birthday of Weird Girl and What's His Name! I've been working on this novel with author Meagan Brothers at Three Rooms Press for more than a year, and I could not be more delighted for her. The launch party at Cornelia Street Cafe was perfect; the room was packed, the books were flying off the sales table, and friends, fans, and colleagues were so happy to be celebrating this phenomenal story. It was a triumphant night. 

Though its official release isn't until Tuesday, copies of Weird Girl and What's His Name have been spotted all over. Copies can be found at Book Culture, Barnes and Noble NYC, McNally Jackson, and of course, Amazon, to name just a few. Found a copy at your local bookstore? Share a picture below! 

The Reviews Are In: WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT'S HIS NAME Is a Hit!

With only a week left until the official release of Meagan Brothers's Weird Girl and What's His Name (Three Rooms Press, 978-1941110270) I'm ecstatic to announce that the reviews have been rolling in and they all agree: this is the one book you need to buy this fall!

Read the most recent reviews here:

Barnes & Noble's BNTEENblog "New Releases: Time Loops, Dark Avengers, and a Silver-Screen Love Triangle"
Lula and Rory are X-Files–loving best friends and misfits—she’s brashly outspoken and bookish, he’s in the closet and in a secret relationship with a much older man—who seem to fit with nobody but each other. But when Lula learns that Rory hasn’t been totally honest with her, she decides to run away. The story is narrated first by Rory, then by Lula following her return home, and evokes the rhythms of a friendship of long standing, even after it has been bruised beyond repair.

Stylecaster's "10 New YA Books Every Twentysomething Should Read"
Weird Girl and What's His Name is number 3! "There have been a lot of noteworthy LGBT YA novels hitting the market lately, but Weird Girl and What's His Name is one of the most complex and touching." 

School Library Journal
“Brothers’s pitch-perfect dialogue and well-polished prose make her an author to watch.”

Foreword Reviews (Winter Print issue)
"This is a novel that transcends the LGBTQ genre, and it holds universal lessons for all. It is reminiscent of Judy Bloom’s Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret and Tiger Eyes in the way it tackles somewhat taboo subjects within a smoothly written narrative. It has all the makings to become a classic of this generation."

Brit + Co's "The Best 12 Books Coming Out This October
Meagan Brothers is number 5, right up there with Rainbow Rowell, Patti Smith, and Nicholas Sparks!  

McNally Robinson's "Weird Girl and What's His Name by Meagan Brothers (from a Two Thumbs Up Reviewer)
They write, "Weird Girl and What's His Name was my favourite read of the summer!" 

Chronogram's "Short Takes--October 2015
Their verdict: "A welcome addition to the growing canon of LGBTQ-themed teen literature."

Manhattan Book Review
"Say hello to one of my new benchmarks for great YA fiction. Weird Girl and What’s His Name is absolutely wonderful, heartbreaking, and utterly engaging stuff.“

YA Romantics' "Just Finished Reading: Weird Girl and What's His Name"
"If you're a fan of moving, emotionally complex books about identity and friendship, books like Will Grayson, Will Grayson or This Song Will Change Your Life or Fangirl, you've got to try this!" 

Book Launch: WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT'S HIS NAME

Join me this Friday, October 9 as Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe:

An Evening with
MEAGAN BROTHERS
Celebrating the release of brand new novel
WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME


Friday, October 9, 6 p.m.
Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street (between W. 4th & Bleecker) | 212-989-9319

Award-winning LGBT YA author MEAGAN BROTHERS celebrates the release of her extraordinary new novel WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME with a reading at Cornelia Street Cafe on Friday, October 9 at 6 p.m.

“An Evening with Meagan Brothers” will feature the author—whose previous books include Debbie Harry Sings in French and Supergirl Mixtapes—reading from her new book and sharing stories about what inspired it. A book signing follows the reading.

The new release has already received rave pre-publicity praise. In a starred review, American Library Association’s Booklist says, “The characters are wonderfully likable, the story is smartly written.” Kirkus Reviews notes, “Voices are crisply and intimately drawn . . . Carefully and subtly imagined.” Lambda Award winning author Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys) says “Tender characters, tangled romances, and page turning mysteries weave together wonderfully in this exquisite story of love, betrayal, and friendship.” And noted author Janice Erlbaum (Girlbomb) raves, “As someone who’s been both a weird girl and a what’s her name, I heartily endorse this book.”

Copies of WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 

Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th & Bleecker), 212-989-9319. 
Admission $9 (includes a free drink)
Details: info@threeroomspress.com


ABOUT MEAGAN BROTHERS
Meagan Brothers is the author of two previous novels for young adults, Debbie Harry Sings in French and Supergirl Mixtapes. She has also been, variously, a musician, a performing poet, a record store clerk, and an adjunct professor of creative writing at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. A native Carolinian, she currently lives and works in New York City.

 

 

(Kat Georges Design)

(Kat Georges Design)

Direct from the Brooklyn Book Festival

Meagan Brothers signs the very first issues of  Weird Girl and What's His Name .

Meagan Brothers signs the very first issues of Weird Girl and What's His Name.

This weekend's Brooklyn Book Festival was an overwhelming success! Over at the Three Rooms Press table, we SOLD OUT of Weird Girl and What's His Name, and author Meagan Brothers met with some wonderful fans and signed so many books. It was great seeing old friends and new stop by the table to talk books, writing, and community. I met some lovely new writers and incredible editors from all over the publishing world. Other highlights included holding a 1956 issue of The Paris Review in which Ernest Hemingway was interviewed; discovering the reading community House of Speakeasy; and buying an issue of Armchair/Shotgun, a beautiful, full-color, art and literary journal, which I cannot wait to keep reading (I couldn't wait; I got started on the train home). All in all, another great festival; looking forward to a great new year of books!