21 Proms by 21 authors

In the spirit of My True Love Gave to Me, some of the biggest names in YA take on one of the biggest nights in any high-schooler’s life: Prom.

It’s supposed to be one of the best nights of your life. Or, at least, you’re supposed to have a good time. But what if you’d rather be going with your best friend’s date than your own? What if a sinister underground society of students has spiked the punch? What if your date turns out to be more of a frog than a prince?

In this anthology, 21 of the funniest, most imaginative writers today create their own kind of prom stories. Some are triumphs. Some are disasters. But each one is a night you’ll never forget.

Now, with a stunning new look!

Contributing authors: Jodi Lynn Anderson, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Elizabeth Craft, Rachel Cohn, Melissa de la Cruz, Daniel Ehrenhaft, Aimee Friedman, John Green, Brent Hartinger, Will Leitch, David Levithan, E. Lockhart, Leslie Margolis, Billy Merrell, Sarah Mlynowski, Lisa Ann Sandell, Ned Vizzini, Adrienne Maria Vrettos, Cecily von Ziegesar, Jacqueline Woodson

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At this point in my travels and in my life, I still regard changing course as a personal failing. I don’t yet have the hindsight to realize that some places don’t fit quite right, for whatever reason, so sometimes it’s best to cash in your chips and give it a go somewhere new, even if a mere twenty-four hours before you didn’t even know that place existed.
—  Rachel Friedman, The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost

Sometimes you need a little bit of inspiration from the professionals…  That’s where Rachel Jensen of Chicago Chic Blog comes in!  Not only is she a bombshell pin up model (and sweetheart to boot), but she has impeccable taste and styling tips for those of us who are less inclined to try something out-of-the-box.  I’ve just fallen in love with her styling of this Angela Friedman sheer robe - simply stunning!

Paralyzed Woman Poses In Lingerie To Prove Disabilities Don’t Limit Sexuality

Disabled bodies are just as sexy – and just as good at sex – as abled bodies are. Rachelle Friedman Chapman was 24 years old when she was paralyzed from the chest down after a freak accident the night of her bachelorette party in 2010. Now, a public speaker and author, the married mother of one shares her story often to show that being disabled means her life has changed, but it’s definitely not over. 

Later, I’ll look back and recognize this rush of excitement as my first glimpse of what exactly it means to travel alone in a faraway land: I can go anywhere. I can do anything. And the all-important: I can be anyone.
—  Rachel Friedman

The gorgeous Rachel Jensen of Chicago Chic Blog, wearing an Angela Friedman silk robe.  Follow Rachel’s blog for more fantastic pin-up girl styling and beautiful Chicago scenery.  (This style, the Iris Robe, is available online here.)


(In order of appearance: Me, Shaggy, Hes, Nicholas Kole, Lucy Bellwood, Fummel, Audra Furuichi, Christophe, Silly Kingdom fanart by Fummel, Nico Colaleo, Kean Soo, Jason Caffoe, John Green, Tony Cliff, Stu Livingston ,Megan Dong, Kazu Kibuishi)

You guuuuuys TCAF this weekend was an absolute blast! Thanks so much to everyone who came by our booth to say hello and check out our comics, you were all a delight :) We are truly blessed and incredibly grateful to have such amazing readers and friends. 

I’m still in a post-festival-sleepy-fog, so here are some quick highlights in point form about why I LOVE TCAF…

- Hanging out with my siblings (Shaggy and Hes) and lovely comic friends all weekend (board game cafes, tasty restaurants, after parties, etc, SO much fun).

- Speaking at my first TCAF panel (about Art Theft, booo!) with Erika Friedman and Rachel Dukes (yaaay!) The CBR website has a full write up here.

-Getting lovely Silly Kingdom fanart! (from fummel​)

-Selling out of all but 4 books on our very first day

-Meeting and chatting with YOU GUYS!

-Running around and buying excellent comics in the 1 hour of shopping time I was able to squeeze in all weekend

-The post convention #ShanaCOUCH After Party where a bunch of us came back to our place to eat pastries, watch Steven Universe and talk about comics until the wee hours of the morning.

TCAF is one of my favourite events of the year, when spring finally hits Toronto and the city is full of the best people. (I wish you all would just move here already.) Excited for next year!


Like a silver-screen Hollywood starlet… Rachel Jensen does it again!  This time, she’s featured an Angela Friedman robe and Harlow and Fox lingerie set for an extravagant lacy pairing.  I just can’t get enough!  More here: