Title: Prince Charming
Author: S. Celi
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School. Tests. Scholarships. Goals.
Senior class overachiever Geoff Miller thought he had it all figured out. All he needed to do was make it through the next six months, graduate, and get on with his life.
College at the University of Virginia beckoned him—and he just wanted to put the last horrible four years at Heritage High School in the “done” folder.
But Geoff hadn’t counted on one important thing: beautiful, magnetic Laine Phillips.
For years, Geoff crushed on Laine from afar. He didn’t think she even knew he existed. In fact, his obsession seemed to him like a distraction from an unhappy life in a snobby, Greater Cincinnati suburb.
Until the day everything changed. And when it did, this unlikely Prince Charming got a chance to make his move on Laine.
Journalist. Novelist. Broadcaster. Blogger.
An overactive imagination has always served Sara Celi well.
Starting from age 10, with an epic tale about a soldier during the Civil War, Sara has made creating stories her life’s work.
After graduating cum laude from Western Kentucky University in 2004 with a degree in Broadcast News and History, Sara Celi started her decade-long career in broadcast journalism at TV stations in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Ohio. Her love of the written word came to fruition with the publishing of her first novel, The Undesirable, in 2013 and has since published The Palms and Prince Charming.
Born in New Orleans and having lived all over the United States, Sara Celi now calls the Greater Cincinnati area home. In her spare time, she likes to read, shop, travel, run, volunteer with the Junior League, serve on the board of Wesley Community Services, and work with Cooperative for Education, a non-profit providing educational opportunities for the children of Guatemala.
Q: What stands out to you as the biggest update to this new release of Prince Charming?
A: The story has been reviewed by new sets of eyes, and that has improved it. Not much about the story has changed, but it's fresher and crisper. With the help of Booktrope, I'm able to get the messages of this book across to a whole new audience of readers.
Q: You describe Prince Charming as “a modern twist on the Cinderella fairy tale.” How did you decide he’s the one who needs saving?
A: I think teen boys and girls aren't as different as people make them out to be in life. They both go through huge transitions during high school, and I wanted to tell some of those themes in a new way. Geoff's character struggles a lot with himself and his perception of the people around him in the book. In fact, he misinterprets a lot of the ways people react to him. I really enjoyed exploring this character and his flaws. He needs help--and he gets it in this book!
Q: What is your favorite part of the story?
A: My favorite part is Geoff's internal voice. He's blunt, sarcastic, has a chip on his shoulder, and unsure of himself throughout much of the story. It was a challenge to convey, and I loved translating that to the page.
Q: What’s next? What are you working on now?