Join Emery Lee in conversation with Joya Goffney for the launch event of their debut swoon-worthy, heartfelt YA rom-com about how a transgender teen’s first love challenges his ideas about perfect relationships. Noah Ramirez runs the popular blog, the Meet Cute Diary, a collection of trans happily ever afters and a beacon of hope for trans readers across the globe. But when a troll exposes the blog as fiction, Noah’s world unravels.
Emery Lee is a kidlit author, artist, and You-Tuber hailing from a mixed-racial background. After graduating with a degree in creative writing, e’s gone on to author novels, short stories, and web comics. When away from reading and writing, you’ll most likely find em engaged in art or snuggling cute dogs. Find em online at www.emeryleebooks.com.
Joya Goffney grew up in New Waverly, a small town in East Texas. In high school, she challenged herself with to-do lists full of risk-taking items like ‘hug a random boy’ and ‘eat a cricket,’ which inspired her debut novel, Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry. With a passion for black social psychology, she moved out of the countryside to attend the University of Texas in Austin, where she still resides.