Sophie Gonzales writes Young Adult queer rom-coms with memorable characters, biting wit and endless heart.
Her debut YA rom-com, Only Mostly Devastated, is slated for Winter 2020 through Wednesday Books / Macmillan. She is also the author of The Law of Inertia.
When she isn’t writing, Sophie can be found ice skating, performing in musical theatre, and practicing the piano. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia where she works as a psychologist.
She is represented by Moe Ferrara of Bookends Literary Agency.
Publicists: Jessica Preeg & Sarah Schoof.
ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED
Publisher: Wednesday Books / St Martin's Press
Release Date: 3/3/2020
When Ollie meets his dream guy, Will, over summer break, he thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After. But once summer’s ended, Will stops texting him back, and Ollie finds himself one prince short of a fairytale ending. To complicate the fairytale further, a family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country—Will’s school—where Ollie finds that the sweet, affectionate and comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High. This Will is a class clown, closeted—and, to be honest, a bit of a jerk.
Ollie has no intention of pining after a guy who clearly isn’t ready for a relationship. But as Will starts ‘coincidentally’ popping up in every area of Ollie’s life, from music class to the lunch table, Ollie finds his resolve weakening.
The last time he gave Will his heart, Will handed it back to him trampled and battered. Ollie would have to be an idiot to trust him with it again.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Clueless in this hilarious, heartfelt Grease-inspired YA rom-com.