Tiffany Brownlee is a middle-school English teacher. She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and also earned her teaching certification from Holy Cross University. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, and when she’s not working or writing, she can be found either at a dance studio working on her ballet technique or at home with her nose in a young-adult contemporary novel.
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Library, First Floor Seminar Center
This Sounds Familiar: Young Adult Retellings
Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Wrong in all the Right Ways
"Brownlee writes with all the breathless excitement and excruciating longing of a first love, further complicated by the forbidden nature of their romance. . . One of the most believable love triangles on the page in ages."--Entertainment Weekly
An attraction between foster siblings sets fire to forbidden love in this contemporary reimagining of Wuthering Heights.
Emma’s life has always gone according to her very careful plans. But things take a turn toward the unexpected when she falls in love for the first time with the one person in the world who’s off-limits: her new foster brother, the gorgeous and tormented Dylan McAndrews.
Meanwhile, Emma’s AP English class is reading Wuthering Heights, and she’s been assigned to echo Emily Bronte’s style in an epistolary format. With irrepressible feelings and no one to confide in, she’s got a lot to write about. Distraught by the escalating intensity of their mutual attraction, Emma and Dylan try to constrain their romance to the page—for fear of threatening Dylan’s chances at being adopted into a loving home. But the strength of first love is all-consuming, and they soon get enveloped in a passionate, secretive relationship with a very uncertain outcome.
Tiffany Brownlee's Wrong in All the Right Ways marks the exciting debut of a fresh voice in contemporary teen fiction.
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