Third Place Books welcomes Julian Winters for his new YA novel, Right Where I Left You, a deliciously geeky best friends-to lovers romance! Winters will be joined in conversation by Kalynn Bayron, author of This Poisoned Heart.
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Kacen Callender meets Becky Albertalli in a deliciously geeky best friends-to lovers romance from award-winning author Julian Winters!
School’s out, senior year is over, and Isaac Martin is ready to kick off summer. His last before heading off to college in the fall where he won’t have his best friend, Diego. Where—despite his social anxiety—he’ll be left to make friends on his own. Knowing his time with Diego is limited, Isaac enacts a foolproof plan: snatch up a pair of badges for the epic comic convention, Legends Con, and attend his first ever Teen Pride. Just him and Diego. The way it should be. But when an unexpected run-in with Davi—Isaac’s old crush—distracts him the day tickets go on sale, suddenly he’s two badges short of a perfect summer. Even worse, now he’s left making it up to Diego by hanging with him and his gamer buddies. Decidedly NOT part of the original plan. It’s not all bad, though. Some of Diego’s friends turn out to be pretty cool, and when things with Davi start heating up, Isaac is almost able to forget about his Legends Con blunder. Almost. Because then Diego finds out what really happened that day with Davi, and their friendship lands on thin ice. Isaac assumes he’s upset about missing the convention, but could Diego have other reasons for avoiding Isaac?
"Right Where I Left You is a swoony, nerdy delight, bursting with magic and heart that light up every page. Julian Winters is my hero!”
—Adib Khorram, author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay
“Petition to have Julian Winters rewrite our collective reality with his signature openhearted sincerity. Is it even possible to read this book without smiling?”
—Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
“A charming, funny, and insightful story about how sometimes what you’re looking for was right there all along—as long as you can learn to admit it to yourself. Right Where I Left You is Julian Winters at his wise, heart-burstingly joyous best.”
—Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of Picture Us in the Light
Julian Winters is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary young adult fiction. His novels Running with Lions, How to Be Remy Cameron, and The Summer of Everything received accolades for their positive depictions of diverse, relatable characters. A former management trainer, Julian currently lives outside of Atlanta, where he can be found reading, being a self-proclaimed comic book geek, or watching the only two sports he can follow—volleyball and soccer. (Photo credit: Vanessa North)
Kalynn Bayron is the bestselling author of the YA fantasy novels Cinderella is Dead and This Poison Heart. She is a classically trained vocalist and when she’s not writing you can find her listening to Ella Fitzgerald on loop, attending the theater, watching scary movies, and spending time with her kids. She currently lives in Ithaca, NY with her family.
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