Young Adult Fiction Author Panel: Entangled Teen Publishing

Young Adult authors Sara Jade Alan, Cindi Madsen and Lisa Brown Roberts from Entangled Teen Publishing will be chatting about all the feels! Settle in with a drink from the cafe and learn how these three Fabulous Colorado authors go about the process of writing fiction that makes you swoon and grabs your heart.

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. You can visit Cindi at:, where you can sign up for her newsletter to get all the up-to-date information on her books. 

About Operation Prom Date:
Kate ships tons of fictional couples, but IRL her OTP is her and Mick, the hot quarterback she’s crushed on since, like, forever. With only one semester left of senior year, it’s now or never if she wants to land him in time for prom. Since she’s flirtationally challenged, she enlists Cooper Callihan, the guy who turned popular seemingly overnight but who used to be a good friend. Cooper lives and breathes rowing, but his partner just broke his wrist. When he remembers Kate’s good with a set of oars, he strikes a deal: help him train, and he’ll make sure her crush notices her. Only he didn’t know how addicting spending time with her would be. Or how the more successful the Operation is, the more jealousy he experiences. The mission has been set. The troops have their marching orders. But what if the target is the wrong guy all along?
Lisa Brown Roberts
still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year. This and other angst-filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life's painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way. Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.

About The Replacement Crush:
True love can’t be strategized. After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart. But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission. Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.
Sara Jade Alan
wrote her first comedy sketch during second-grade recess, then cast it, directed it, and made costumes out of garbage bags. Since then she's performed in more than a thousand improvised and scripted shows. Currently she's one half the comedy duo The Novelistas, who perform about the highs and lows of writing and publishing. Raised in a suburb of Chicago, Sara now lives in Colorado with her husband and daughter. A Messy, Beautiful Life, Sara’s debut YA novel with Entangled Teen, is inspired by her personal life story.

About A Messy, Beautiful Life :
Ellie was just voted captain of her high school's improv comedy group, Spontaneous Combustion. When she meets Jason onstage in an improv scene that's more sizzle than silly, she thinks life is finally starting to go her way. Enter sucker-punch from Life, stage left. So she does what any girl with a weeping-willow-shaped tumor in her femur would do when encouraged by the funny guy of her dreams: she enters a standup comedy contest. As the world around her spins out of control, Ellie searches for a lifeline through the punchlines.

Event date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 6:00pm
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ISBN: 9781682814482
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Published: Entangled Publishing - March 6th, 2017

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ISBN: 9781633755048
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Published: Entangled Publishing - September 6th, 2016

How (Not) to Fall in Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682813102
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Published: Entangled Publishing - September 15th, 2016

A Messy, Beautiful Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781975845438
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 27th, 2017