Thursday, May 24, 2018

Christina June

Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they’re meant to become – whether it’s her students or her characters.

June is a voracious reader, loves to travel, eats too many cupcakes, and hopes to one day be bicoastal – the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives in Virginia with her husband and daughter.

Her debut novel, It Started with Goodbye, was released in May 2017; the newly released Everywhere You Want to Be is its companion.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. June's reply:
I just finished the wonderful A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole. It's a contemporary romance with a royalty bent. A woman who grew up in the foster care system, and is on her way to becoming a successful scientist, turns out to be the long-lost betrothed to a handsome prince from the fictional African country, Thesolo. It's Coming to America meets The Princess Diaries plus a woman in STEM. I loved it. Naledi is a fantastic heroine--she is smart, funny, and never once casts herself as a victim, despite having endured many challenges in her life. She is sure of herself and what she wants, which is a career where she makes a difference. The romance is just the cherry on top for her. She's a fantastic role model. Prince Thabiso was also a well-drawn character, with a witty sense of humor and sizzling chemistry with Naledi. I appreciate that every step of their relationship was driven by mutual respect. Cole has a companion novel coming next, starring Naledi's best friend Portia and I can't wait!
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