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BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Amy's Latest Romance

coming February 20

AT HER SERVICE

"Spalding brings her twentysomething protagonists to life in this romance that delivers on both the heroine’s self-actualization journey and her happily-ever-after. A must buy for libraries looking for more fresh, queer contemporary romance."
Library Journal
"At Her Service is a charming, uplifting, and deeply relatable romance perfect for any reader who has ever dreamed of stepping into their own best life. I want to befriend Amy Spalding’s characters and live in her quirky queer romantic world forever."
Susie Dumond,
author of Queerly Beloved
"At Her Service is a painfully relatable story of finding the courage to reach for what you really want from inside the messy reality of your twenties. It made me snort with laughter more than once, and anyone who has ever taken comfort in a queer dive bar will be so invested in Johnny's—and its hot bartender—right along with Max. A wonderfully hopeful, queer, LA love story."
Anita Kelly,
author of Something Wild & Wonderful
"At Her Service is an ingenious millennial coming-of-age story about trying to find yourself in the age of apps and a culture of grind. Highly relatable, laugh-out-loud funny, and full of hot-bartender sapphic swoon, Amy Spalding joyfully reminds us that growing up can happen at any age and that we're all works in progress."
Alison Cochrun,
author of Kiss Her Once for Me and The Charm Offensive
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Exclusive preorder from Skylight Books

All At Her Service preorders from Skylight Books through 2/7/24 will include an Out in Hollywood series sticker sheet, including stickers featuring characters and more from At Her Service and For Her Consideration!

(If you previously preordered At Her Service before the preorder exclusive was announced on 10/30/23, please send proof of preorder to amyspaldingwrites at gmail dot com to receive the sticker sheet!)
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  • NAMED A most anticipated romance of 2024 by paste magazine

Coming February 20, 2024, FROM KENSINGTON BOOKS
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The Bestselling romance

For Her Consideration

"With vibrant prose, a setting that is both upscale glam and homey comfort, and a thrumming, pounding, romantic heart, For Her Consideration is pure romance magic."
CHRISTINA LAUREN,
New York Times bestselling author of The Soulmate Equation
"I loved how joyful, how thoughtful, and how real For Her Consideration was. This book made me laugh out loud, smile big, and swoon hard. Amy Spalding made me adore Nina and her friends, fall in love with Nina and Ari, and want to live in their world forever."
JASMINE GUILLORY,
New York Times bestselling author of While We Were Dating
"For Her Consideration is so many things I want in a book: funny, sexy, and super queer. Spending time in Nina and Ari's world was a joy. Amy Spalding has written a warm celebration of Los Angeles, chosen family, and learning how to love and be loved."
Cameron Esposito,
bestselling author of Save Yourself
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  • February 2023 libraryreads pick

  • Barnes & Noble Bookseller Favorite

  • Named a Best Beach Read by the Today Show

  • Named a Best Romance of 2023 by PopSugar

  • NAMED A most anticipated book of 2023 by bookriot, buzzfeed, and paste magazine

OUT NOW FROM KENSINGTON BOOKS

CHECK OUT THE NEWEST YA FROM AMY SPALDING

Lydia and her younger sister Penny make a pact to avoid boy drama for the summer—but Lydia can’t help looking for a loophole when she falls for a cute girl
"Buoyant and genuinely funny. A love letter to summer friends, summer girls, and the city of Los Angeles."
RAINBOW ROWELL,
#1 New York Times bestselling author
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Lydia Jones and her younger sister Penny have had it with boy drama. Last year was marred by relationship disasters for both of them, threatening Lydia’s standing with her school’s theater tech club and Penny’s perfect GPA. Penny has, naturally, diagnosed the problem and prescribed a drastic solution: a summer off from boys.

Lydia and Penny decide to stay with their Aunt Grace and her boyfriend Oscar in Los Angeles while their parents are off on a European cruise. Penny follows her future-business-school dreams with an internship at Oscar’s office, and Lydia gets a part-time job at Grace’s neighborhood coffeeshop, Grounds Control.

Even when they spent hours, days, weeks dissecting their various boy drama, Lydia’s never felt this connected to her sister before, and it makes her wonder what else in her life could be different. She finds herself drawn to a group of friends she meets through her Grounds Control coworker, Margaret, as well as an intriguing customer, Fran, an aspiring filmmaker and—while not the first girl Lydia finds herself attracted to—the first girl who has mutual feelings for her. But she’s not breaking her pledge to Penny, right? That was just about boys. Even though in her heart Lydia knows she’s bending the rules, she hasn’t had a connection with anyone as strong as her connection with Fran, so she thinks it can’t be wrong. And Penny won’t mind as long as she’s happy . . . Right?
"No Boy Summer is the perfect summer hangout book - warm, witty, and heartfelt. Watching Lydia turn into a person who's more than the sum of her romantic relationships is an empowering, relatable journey."
MARY McCOY,
award-winning author of Indestructible Object


"I want to spend every summer with Amy Spalding’s characters. Thoughtful, funny, and a great escape from whatever ails you."
SARA FARIZAN,
author of Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

AVAILABLE NOW FROM ABRAMs/amulet

CHECK OUT more YA FROM AMY SPALDING

We Used to Be Friends

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"Amy Spalding knows that best friendships are love stories, and this one is complex, earnest, and unflinching. A must-read for anyone who's ever had or lost a friend."
BECKY ALBERTALLI,
bestselling author of Simon & the Homo Sapiens Agenda
⭐"It’s rare to find a novel that treats friendship so perceptively and acknowledges its potential end so truthfully."
BOOKPAGE,
starred review
"Amy Spalding spins a story of friendship, family, love, and longing as perfect and bittersweet as the last days of summer."
REBECCA PODOS,
Lambda Literary Award-winning author of Like Water
"A captivating snapshot of a friendship that many teens will relate to. Spalding explores important questions while lyrically weaving the two stories together."
School Library Journal
"Honest, heartfelt, and fiercely charming. This is Amy Spalding at her absolute best."
ROBYN SCHNEIDER,
bestselling author of The Beginning of Everything
"We Used to Be Friends chronicles the end of a friendship with a bittersweet authenticity balanced by Amy Spalding's trademark humor. This book will break your heart like only a best friend can."
MAURENE GOO,
author of Somewhere Only We Know
  • 2021 ALA Rainbow List Title

  • 2021 TAYSHAS Reading List Title

  • 2021 ALA YALSA TEENS' TOP 10 NOMINEE
  • 2021 ALA YALSA Amazing Audiobooks Nominee

  • Amazon Teachers' Pick

  • NAMED A Best Book of 2020 by Cosmopolitan,  Refinery 29, and more

NOW IN PAPERBACK

THE SUMMER OF JORDI PEREZ

(and the best burger in Los Angeles)

"This book is the queer, fat girl rom-com of my dreams! Plus-size fashion, a fat girl falling in love, nuanced friendships, and cheeseburgers! Did I mention cheeseburgers?"
Julie Murphy,
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'
"If your heart sings for teen rom-coms, then stop reading right here – this book delivers every bit of the fizzy fun the genre promises, from perfect first kisses to the heady joy that only a crush reciprocated can bring."
NPR
⭐"Funny, full of heart, and refreshingly free of a weight-loss arc."
Kirkus,
starred review
"The Summer of Jordi Perez is a confectionary delight. From lovely romantic date nights to secret makeout sessions to utterly relatable friend drama, this is the happy queer-girl romance I've been longing for since I knew enough to long for happy queer-girl romance."
Robin Talley,
New York Times bestselling author of Lies We Tell Ourselves
"Yes, this book is as fantastic as it sounds."
Popsugar
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  • NAMED A Best Book of 2018 by NPR, The Boston Globe, Kirkus, Cosmopolitan, Autostraddle, BuzzFeed, BookRiot, Paste, PopSugar, and More

  • 2019 ALA Rainbow List Title

  • 2019 TAYSHAS Reading List Title

  • 2019 ALA YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Nominee

  • 2019 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Nominee
     

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ABOUT Amy

Amy Spalding is the author of several novels, including the bestselling For Her Consideration, We Used to Be Friends, and The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles), which was named a best book of 2018 by NPR, the Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews, and more. She is a recipient of the 2023 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award for the authentic, funny, and diverse representation of the LGBTQ+ community in her books.


Amy grew up in St. Louis and now lives in Los Angeles. She has a B.A. in Advertising & Marketing Communications from Webster University and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School. Amy studied longform improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

 

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