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Riley Redgate


Riley Redgate

Riley Redgate loves thunderstorms, horrible puns, and the "Atonement" soundtrack. She often feels, when writing author bios, as if she is crafting some weirdly formal Tinder profile. Her debut novel, SEVEN WAYS WE LIE, is out now from Abrams. Her next, NOTEWORTHY, about a girl at a performing arts boarding school who cross-dresses to join an all-male a cappella group, will be out May 2017.

Riley Redgate

Books by Riley Redgate

by Riley Redgate - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Humor, Literary

The only sort of risk 18-year-old Laila Piedra enjoys is the peril she writes for the characters in her stories. Her creative writing teacher has always told her she has a special talent. But three months before her graduation, he's suddenly replaced --- by Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who is sadistically critical and perpetually unimpressed. Before long, Laila grows obsessed with gaining the woman's approval.  Dr. Nazarenko has led Laila to believe that she must choose between perfection and sanity --- but rejecting her all-powerful mentor may be the only way for Laila to thrive.

by Riley Redgate - Dating, Family Life, Fiction, Music, Performing Arts

It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2. So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight. But then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshiped...revered...all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.

by Riley Redgate - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone's standards. It has the same cliques, the same prejudices and the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide --- whether it's Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage, or Valentine, the neurotic genius who's planted the seed of a school scandal. When rumours of a teacher-student affair surface, everyone starts hunting for someone to blame. For the unlikely allies at the heart of it all, the collision of their seven ordinary-seeming lives results in extraordinary change.