Saturday, November 11, 2017

0 Anna Priemaza, author of KAT AND MEG CONQUER THE WORLD, on being awesome

We're delighted to have Anna Priemaz stop by and talk to us about her debut novel, KAT AND MEG CONQUER THE WORLD.

Anna, what book or books would most resonate with readers who love your book--or visa versa?

In their lovely review, Booklist described KAT AND MEG CONQUER THE WORLD as appealing to "Gamer gals, devotees of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl (2013), and members of John and Hank Green’s nerdfighters," which I think is a fairly accurate (and flattering) summary. It's for readers who love nerdy, humorous, heart-warming stories.

If you like KAT AND MEG CONQUER THE WORLD, I strongly recommend Lianne Oelke's NICE TRY, JANE SINNER, which comes out in January 2018, and which is one of the funniest, most delightful books I have ever read.

What do you hope readers will take away from KAT AND MEG CONQUER THE WORLD?

Being a geek is awesome. Gaming is awesome. Gaming as a girl is awesome. Friendship is awesome.
And also that I use the word awesome too much.

What's your writing ritual like? Do you listen to music? Work at home or at a coffee shop or the library, etc?

My favourite place to write is on my balcony on my porch swing, with a notebook and pen and classical renditions of pop music playing in my headphones. But I live in a part of Canada where it snows seven months of the year, so most of the time I'm in my knitting room in my burnt orange comfy chair or in my basement office at my desk, typing up the thousands of words I've scribbled out by hand.


Kat and Meg Conquer the World
by Anna Priemaza
Released 11/7/2017

For fans of Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything, Emery Lord’s When We Collided, and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Anna Priemaza’s debut novel is a heartwarming and achingly real story of finding a friend, being a fan, and defining your place in a difficult world.

Kat and Meg couldn’t be more different. Kat’s anxiety makes it hard for her to talk to people. Meg hates being alone, but her ADHD keeps pushing people away. But when the two girls are thrown together for a year-long science project, they discover they do have one thing in common: They’re both obsessed with the same online gaming star and his hilarious videos.

It might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship—if they don’t kill each other first.

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Anna Priemaza is a contemporary young adult author and a practicing family and immigration lawyer in Edmonton, Alberta, where she lives with her husband. She can never quite remember how old she is, as she knits like an old lady, practices law like an adult, fangirls over YouTubers like a teen, and dreams like a child.


Have you had a chance to read KAT AND MEG CONQUER THE WORLD yet? Do you like to write outside, weather permitting? Or do you prefer to be inside, looking out?

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Happy Reading,

Jocelyn, Anisaa, Erin, Martina, Charlotte, Erin, Susan, Shelly, Kelly, Laura, Emily, and Lori Ann

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