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About Down With This Ship
Kole Miller is the best writer at the prestigious Crystal Lake High. But no one knows it—not her creative writing classmates, or even her academic arch nemesis Colin (aka Mr. Valedictorian). That’s because Kole’s best work is a secret fanfic based on The Space Game, her favorite show.
When Kole’s fanfic wins a major contest, her readership skyrockets. Suddenly, Kole finds herself stuck in the heated ship wars, as her new readers pair characters from the show together as romantic couples. Worse yet, Kole’s classmates discover that she’s the fanfic’s author. Now it isn’t just The Space Game everyone is arguing about: they start shipping Kole with her classmates.
With her romantic life in shambles and her anxiety through the roof, Kole must face both her inner demons and the ones at her school. She has one chance to reclaim her fanfic—and the guy that Kole now realizes she’s shipped herself with since episode one of the school year.
About The Author
Katie Kingman has wanted to be a writer since freshman year when her English teacher read her story out loud. The experience was mortifying, but it led to a lifelong love of classic literature and writing fiction. She now lives, teaches, and geeks in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, two kids, and three cats. When not writing, she can be found gardening and scrolling Netflix for a new OTP.
Advanced Praise for Down With This Ship
“Down with This Ship is a delightful novel that is wholehearted in embracing geek culture.”—Foreword Reviews
“Down With This Ship is an addicting and fast-paced ode to fandoms, shipping and glorious geekery. The romance was soft and sweet, the nerd-validation was too-notch and the writing made me swoon. I’m an absolute fangirl of anything Kingman writes!”—Erin Hahn, author of You’d Be Mine and More Than Maybe
“Laugh-out-loud funny and gloriously geeky, Katie Kingman’s Down With This Ship celebrates individuality, creativity, and—of course!—fandoms. The perfect read for anyone who’s ever felt most content immersed in the fantastical world of a favorite story.”—Katy Upperman, author of Kissing Max Holden, The Impossibility of Us, and How the Light Gets In
“Perfectly geeky and full to the brim with laughs, Down With This Ship is sure to enchant any reader who has ever believed in the power of fanfiction. With an achingly repeatable protagonist and swoony love interests, Kingman keeps the ships sailing and the pages flying in this wickedly fun debut.”—Ashley Schumacher, author of Amelia Unabridged
“Life is stranger, and so much better, than (fan) fiction in Down With This Ship. The perfect book for anyone who has read through the night just waiting for the OTP to finally get together, but loved every moment of sweet tension leading up to that kiss. Equally angsty and sweet, with just the right amount of geek, Katie Kingman blurs the lines between fandom and real life, creating a modern coming of age story packed with tension, laughs and even an epic ship war!”—Jennifer Iacopelli, author of Break the Falll and Finding Her Edge
“Snarky, funny, and off-the-charts with personality, Katie Kingman’s main character, Kole, and her world of uber fandom will burrow into your heart as it did mine, making you vow to go Down With This Ship until the very last page!”—Jennieke Cohen, author of Dangerous Alliance and My Fine Fellow
“Down With This Ship explores what happens when internet “shipping” culture and real life intersect. Kole is a deeply relatable character, and Kingman’s smart writing makes the story (and all those intense teenage feels!) come vividly to life.”— Joanna Ruth Meyer, author of Echo North and Into the Heartless Wood
“Fans of Rainbow Rowell’s Fan Girl and Ashley Postin’s Geekerella series— rejoice! This book made my heart abundantly happy!”—Erin Craig, author of House of Salt and Sorrows