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Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight with Gail Nall!

Thursday, 11 August 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

Gail Nall

Gail Nall

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Gail Nall lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her family and more cats than necessary. She once drove a Zamboni, has camped in the snow in June, and almost got trampled in Paris. Gail is the author of the Aladdin/S&S middle grade novels BREAKING THE ICE, the YOU’RE INVITED series (co-authored with Jen Malone), and the upcoming OUT OF TUNE (11/8/16) and SEVEN SIDES TO EVERY STORY (co-authored, Summer 2017). She is also the author of the young adult novel, EXIT STAGE LEFT (Epic Reads Impulse/HarperCollins).

Out of Tune


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When Maya’s parents sell their house and move the family into the world’s ugliest RV to travel the country, Maya’s only goal is to get back home — and fast. No way is she going to miss the chance to audition for Dueling Duets, the singing competition show that’s going to surely propel her—and her cowboy-hatted crush—to country stardom.

But Operation Maya Goes Home turns out to be more complicated than she had expected, so Maya sets out on a secret 100-mile bike ride through Yellowstone National Park with her know-it-all little sister, a cute nature-loving boy, and a blue-haired girl named Shiver (a.k.a. the most annoying person ever). Somewhere between the worst muscle ache she’s ever had and losing half of their group to a flat tire, Maya starts wondering if maybe, just maybe, it’s possible to find home in the last place you expected.

OUT OF TUNE releases November 8, 2016 from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster.


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  • Lisa says:

    I have to stop reading these. My book list is getting longer which means my time to get anything else done is getting shorter. 😉

  • Gail Nall says:

    Thanks so much, you all! 🙂 November seems forever away, but I hope you enjoy the book once it’s available! (And the Paris trampling? Happened during an outdoor Bryan Adams concert during the Fête de la Musique. It was definitely an experience!)

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