Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Introducing You Throw Like a Girl by Rachele Alpine

Today I'm excited to introduce you to a fun new book by an author who shares both an agent and an editor with me. Rachele Alpine's books are amazing, so I can't wait to dig into this one. Scroll down to read all about You Throw Like a Girl!




Blurb:

Miss Congeniality meets She’s the Man in this hilarious M!X novel about a girl torn between competing in a beauty pageant and playing on the boy’s baseball team.

Gabby’s summer vacation isn’t shaping up to be that great. Her dad was just deployed overseas, and Gabby is staying at her grandmother’s house with her mom and baby sister until he returns.

The one bright spot is that Gaby plans to sign up for the local softball league—her greatest love and a passion she shares with her Dad who was a pitcher in college. But when Gabby goes to sign up for the summer league, she discovers that there wasn’t enough interest to justify a girl’s team this year. And to top it off, a horrible miscommunication ends with Gabby signed up to participate in the Miss Popcorn Festival—the annual pageant that Gabby’s mom dominated when she was younger.

Besides not having any interest in the pageant life, Gabby made a promise to her dad that she would play softball for the summer. Since her pitching skills rival any boy her age, Gabby creates a master plan: disguise herself as a boy and sign up for the boy’s baseball team instead—and try to win the pageant to make Mom happy. Can Gabby juggle perfecting her pageant walk and perfecting her fastball? Or will this plan strike out?


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Bio:


One of Rachele Alpine’s first jobs was at a library, but it didn’t last long, because all she did was hide in the third-floor stacks and read. Now she’s a little more careful about when and where she indulges her reading habit. Rachele is a high school English teacher by day, a wife and mother by night, and a writer during any time she can find in between.  She lives in Cleveland, Ohio where she writes middle grade and young adult novels. Visit her at RacheleAlpine.com.



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22 comments:

  1. Throw like a girl? I've seen college softball players. They throw harder than I do!
    Congratulations, Rachele.

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  2. Congrats to Rachele on her book! Awesome you share agents and editors.

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  3. This sounds good. Congrats.

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  4. Congratulations to Rachele. Sounds like a fun read and love the cover.

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    1. It's such a fun cover! I'm a girly girl, so that dress jumps out at me.

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  5. Yay!!! Thanks for celebrating with me!! : )

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    1. My pleasure. I've been anxiously waiting to be able to buy it. Just purchased it and it's on my Kindle now.

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  6. Gabby sounds like a fun character and inspiration for other girls. The cover is adorable. Good luck to Gabby on the team. Congratulations on your book, Rachele.

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  7. Congratulations on your new release, Rahele!!! Looks and sounds amazing!!!!

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  8. Ack, I spelled Rachele wrong. So sorry. Love the cover too!

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  9. This sounds like a great story for girls who don't want to be labeled as either girly-girl or tomboy.

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  10. I LOVE the cover. The story sounds fun too. A pageant and softball-- I think that's a great mix!

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  11. Hi Stephanie! This book looks adorable, the cover art is superb! It's a little advanced for my grandchildren yet, but it sure looks like a winner.
    Happy Valentine's Day to you!
    Ceil

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  12. Congrats Rachele! Sounds like a great book!

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  13. I've been seeing this around. It looks SO cute!

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  14. This sounds like a fun read!
    And I see you've got another one coming out, Steph. Woo Hoo.

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  15. I stopped by to say hello and thank you for your comments. I am intrigued by the Michael Peterson story below, and you are a good person to share others' works. I think "You Throw Like a Girl" sounds like an adorable book.

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