Many thanks to Ginger and Champagne for having me on their blog to talk about the inspiration for The Plus One, writing Kelly’s character, and the role of technology in real-life dating. There are so many other fun posts (including plenty of author interviews) on their site–it’s a great place to get lost for an hour or two.
The Plus One is now officially out in Germany! It’s available here from Heyne. The dream for a writer is for your words to go out into the world and impact someone else. To see mine printed in another language is surreal.
Many thanks to Elyse Archer for having me on her podcast, Instant Impact–and for being my sister! We talked about how to get an agent and tips for finding your voice as you write your first book (and an embarrassing childhood story or two). You can listen through iTunes or watch through YouTube.
I had a wonderful time talking with WCBS Author Talks about AI, dating, and how an English major wrote a comedy about engineering: check out the podcast here!
The audiobook version of The Plus One is a 2019 Earphones Award winner! Huge thanks to AudioFile for the recognition and to narrator Lauren Fortgang for her wonderful work on the book! Thanks also to BookTrib for featuring the audiobook as one of their top picks.
So thrilled to share that The Plus One will be published in Germany by Heyne! Look for it in January 2020, but it’s up for pre-order now. Did you know that “roboteringenieurin” is German for “robotics engineer?” I didn’t until today!
It’s July 2, 2019, and The Plus One is officially out! That sound you hear is me doing a very quiet happy dance, trying not to wake up my dog. Check out the book now, and join me at the bookstores below this month and next!
I have the absolute privilege of sharing that Booklist has given The Plus One a starred review! Check it out in their June 1 & 15 double issue. I try not to focus too much on feedback, good or bad–but lovely encouragement like this always warms a writer’s heart.
Readers who think they don’t like romance and those who think they don’t like science fiction may be astonished to discover themselves loving the combination in Archer’s irresistible, unputdownable, comic, debut romance novel.
The Philadelphia Inquirer has kindly included The Plus One on their list of big summer books for 2019! I am thrilled and flattered, and suddenly desiring cheesesteak. Check out the full list here.
Brilliant news: The Plus One will also be released in the UK! Look for it under a different title there: How to Build a Boyfriend from Scratch. Harper Collins will be publishing it as an e-book on July 2nd, 2019, with a paperback to follow in 2020. Check out their fun cover art, and pre-order the book here!
Book tour dates for The Plus One are here – woo-hoo! I’ll post more information about these events as it’s available. Let me know if you’ll be coming, I would absolutely love to meet you!
- powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn: July 9th, 2019
- Copperfield’s Books, Healdsburg (San Francisco/Sacramento area): July 10th, 2019
- Park Road Books, Charlotte: July 11th, 2019
- Creating Conversations, Los Angeles: August 11th, 2019
Putnam has put together a fabulous book club kit for The Plus One! It’s got discussion questions, a behind-the-scenes look at the book, and bonus material. Feel free to download it for your book club or just for your reading pleasure.
Kirkus has offered a lovely review for The Plus One, calling it “a fun story that will appeal to geeks and beachgoers alike.” Check out their take here!
The Plus One will be released on July 2, 2019 and is currently available for preorder. Stay tuned for updates!