Camryn Garrett and Jasmine Guillory for FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE *VIRTUAL*

Loyalty can't wait to welcome Camryn Garrett and Jasmine Guillory for a virtual celebration of Friday, I'm In Love! This event is free to attend and will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event. You can also order a copy of the book below to be automatically added to the registration list, and there will be an option to snag the book during the event. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

It's too late for a Sweet Sixteen, but what if Mahalia had a coming-out party? A love letter to romantic comedies, sweet sixteen blowouts, Black joy, and queer pride.

A perfect ode to romantic comedies, wrapped in a dazzling rainbow dress.” —Rachael Lippincott, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart and She Gets the Girl

Mahalia Harris wants.

She wants a big Sweet Sixteen like her best friend, Naomi.
She wants the super-cute new girl Siobhan to like her back.
She wants a break from worrying—about money, snide remarks from white classmates, pitying looks from church ladies . . . all of it.

Then inspiration strikes: It’s too late for a Sweet Sixteen, but what if she had a coming-out party? A singing, dancing, rainbow-cake-eating celebration of queerness on her own terms.

The idea lights a fire beneath her, and soon Mahalia is scrimping and saving, taking on extra hours at her afterschool job, trying on dresses, and awkwardly flirting with Siobhan, all in preparation for the coming out of her dreams. But it’s not long before she’s buried in a mountain of bills, unfinished schoolwork, and enough drama to make her English lit teacher blush. With all the responsibility on her shoulders, will Mahalia’s party be over before it’s even begun?

A novel about finding yourself, falling in love, and celebrating what makes you you.

Mahalia’s story lives, breathes and glows. I’m in love with it every day of the week!” —Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agend

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Camryn Garrett grew up in New York and began her writing career at thirteen, when she was selected as a TIME for Kids reporter, interviewing celebrities like Warren Buffett and Kristen Bell. Since then, her writing has appeared on MTV and in HuffPost and Rookie magazine, and she was recently selected as one of Teen Vogue’s “21 Under 21: Girls Who Are Changing the World.” When she’s not writing, she studies film at NYU, and she’s a proud advocate for diverse stories and storytellers in any medium. Her first two novels, Full Disclosure and Off the Record, received rave reviews from outlets such as EW, Glamour, and SLJ, which said, in its starred review, “Readers will fall in love.” Friday I'm in Love is her third novel and first rom-com.

ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER

Jasmine Guillory is a New York Times bestselling author; her novels include The Wedding Date, the Reese's Book Club selection The Proposal, and By The Book. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street JournalCosmopolitanBon Appetit, and Time, and she is a frequent book contributor on The Today Show. She lives in Oakland, California.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Event date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 8:00pm
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Friday I'm in Love By Camryn Garrett Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593435106
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2023

Off the Record By Camryn Garrett Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984830029
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Published: Ember - May 10th, 2022

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Drunk on Love By Jasmine Guillory Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593100882
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Published: Berkley - September 20th, 2022

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By the Book (A Meant To Be Novel): A Meant to be Novel By Jasmine Guillory Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781368053389
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Published: Hyperion Avenue - May 3rd, 2022