Published by Kids Can Press on April 3rd 2018
Dominique is a high school junior from a gritty neighborhood in Trenton, where she and her mom are barely getting by.
Ben is a musical prodigy from the Upper East Side, a violinist at a top conservatory with obsessive talent and a brilliant future.
When Dom’s class is taken to hear a concert at Carnegie Hall, she expects to be bored out of her mind. But then she sees the boy in the front row playing violin like his life depends on it — and she is transfixed.
Posing as an NYU student, Dom sneaks back to New York City to track down Ben Tristan, a magnetic genius who whisks her into a fantasy world of jazz clubs and opera, infatuation and possibility. Each sees something in the other that promises to complete them.
As Dom’s web of lies grows, though, so does Ben’s obsessive need to conquer Beethoven’s famous Kreutzer Sonata. But Ben’s genius, which captivates Dominique, conceals a secret, and the challenges of her life may make it difficult to help him.
Alternating perspectives and an unreliable narrator create suspense and momentum, romance and heartbreak. Author Lindsay Champion’s deep roots in theater and music are evident on every page — structured like a sonata with hints of West Side Story, her debut novel hits all the right notes.
…a YA author living in the best place on earth, New York City. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she spent most of her time doing high kicks and eating falafel. After a stint as a closed caption writer (best memory: captioning the first six Rocky movies for TV), she served as the Features Editor at Broadway.com, where she somehow managed to interview her celebrity crushes Paul Rudd, Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal without fainting or peeing her pants. She is an editorial director for the digital media company PureWow, where she sits in an extremely tall building and eats snacks.
Her first novel, Someday, Somewhere, hits store shelves April 3, 2018.
- What is on your nightstand?
There’s this amazing lotion by LUSH, called “Sleepy” (I use a little of it right before bed and it knocks me out immediately), lavender pillow spray, Chapstick, and, of course, a comically huge stack of books (which, right now includes The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy, The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, and Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough).
- What author would you totally fan?
I would lose my freaking mind if I met Lois Lowry. I would ask her about 15 billion questions about The Giver, and tell her I’ve read every Anastasia book and give her the play-by-play of how many times I sobbed during Number the Stars.
- What makes you cringe?
Getting my nails filed. I hate that sawing back and forth feeling, and I hate the sandpaperyness of the file. Let’s just say I’ve gotten really good at painting my nails at home.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I am radically, radically opposed to outlining. It makes the writing process boring for me. It’s like reading the Wikipedia summary of a movie you haven’t seen yet. I work best when the writing experience is just as thrilling and unexpected as (hopefully) the reading experience is.
- Is there a word you love to use?
“Glorious.” It’s not just a happy and positive and exciting word, but it’s almost decadently joyful, like eating a giant piece of red velvet cake.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE, US Only.
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