Becky Wallace in conversation with Miranda Kenneally for FAR FROM NORMAL launch!

We can't wait to welcome Becky Wallace for the launch of her new YA novel FAR FROM NORMAL! She will be in conversation with Miranda Kenneally, another store favorite, about YA contemporary, sports books and whatever else you'd like them to discuss!

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From Stealing Home author Becky Wallace comes a Devil Wears Prada-inspired YA romance, FAR FROM NORMAL, in which “normal girl” Maddie must repair the image of Major League Soccer’s bad boy to ace her internship. A perfect read for fans of Morgan Matson and Miranda Kenneally.

Maddie McPherson is sick of Normal—both her hometown of Normal, Illinois and being the ‘normal’ sibling. But when she lands a summer internship with a sports marketing firm, she finally has a chance to crawl out of her genius brother’s shadow. Not to mention, a glowing letter of recommendation could secure her admission to her dream college.

But Maddie’s nickname is “CalaMaddie” for a reason, and when the company tasks her with repairing the image of teen soccer phenom Gabriel Fortunato, she wonders if she’s set herself up for embarrassment. Gabriel is a tabloid magnet, who’s best-known for flubbing Italy’s World Cup hopes. As Maddie works with him to develop “pleasant and friendly” content for social media, she also learns he’s thoughtful, multi-talented, and fiercely loyal—maybe even to a fault. Falling for a footballer is exactly how CalaMaddie would botch this internship, but with the firm pressuring her to get the job done, perhaps her heart is worth risking?

Becky Wallace is the award-winning author of Stealing Home (Page Street), The Storyspinner, and The Skylighter (S&S/ McElderry). She’s a sucker for slow-burn romances, near-miss kisses, and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Becky worked for a minor-league baseball team, edited a sports marketing magazine, and toured internationally as a ballroom dancer before settling down in Houston, Texas, with her husband, four children, and one very fluffy puppy. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @BeckyWallace1

Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally, dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband. Visit

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Arlington, VA 22213
Four Days of You and Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492684138
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 5th, 2020

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ISBN: 9781624147647
Availability: Available from Our Distributor (5+ days shipping)
Published: Page Street Kids - July 9th, 2019