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Monday, October 3, 2011

Meet the Girls of IKC!

Hi Everyone!  We've been talking about International Kissing Club around here forever, and today marks ninety days from when it hits the shelves-- yay!  For those of you knew to the blog, here's a quick overview of the book Shellee, Emily and I wrote together:

Four Best Friends …
Piper, Cassidy, Mei and Izzy are the misfits of Paris, Texas. Too artsy, too determined, too smart and too hip to fit in with the rest of their classmates, they’ve spent most of their sixteen years determined to escape the stifling fishbowl of life in their small Texas town.

One Mean Girl…
Enter Germaine Stewart, mean girl extraordinaire and undisputed queen of Paris High School.  Head cheerleader and girlfriend of the coolest guy in school, she’s made it her life’s mission to torture Piper and her friends … a mission that leads, among other things, to Piper kissing a pig in front of the entire school—in her underwear.

Ten Million You Tube Hits…
When the Kiss the Pig video hits YouTube and Facebook there’s nowhere in the entire state of Texas—or America—that Piper can hide.  Desperate to escape the pig noises that follow her every waking moment, she becomes an exchange student to the real Paris.  Only her friends can’t let her go alone and soon Piper, Mei and Cassidy are heading to different countries for the adventures of their lives, while Izzy is stuck at home. 

The International Kissing Club Facebook Page …To make their time abroad more interesting—the girls form the International Kissing Club, a Facebook fan page where they record each boy they kiss while abroad—or at home, in Izzy’s case (one point for a regular kiss, three for a “transcendent” one).

Too Many Kisses to Count …
But while each girl meets a guy who curls her toes, their twelve weeks on their own teach them a lot more about themselves and their friendship than they ever expected.


And, just because we're so incredibly excited about this book (seriously, I can't remember the last time I had this much fun writing a book), we've decided to do something a little different with our Tuesdays-- namely, introduce the girls (and guys) of the International Kissing Club.  And since my girl, Piper, starts off the book, we're beginning with her bio.  So check back tomorrow for a glimpse into Piper's world!

 

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