elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Tim Federle (born March 24)

Tim Federle grew up in San Francisco and Pittsburgh before moving to New York to dance on Broadway. Tim's debut novel for kids, BETTER NATE THAN EVER -- described as "Judy Blume as seen through a Stephen Sondheim lens" by Huffington Post -- was named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year and a Best Book of 2013 by Amazon, Slate.com, and Publishers Weekly. The BETTER NATE THAN EVER sequel, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE!, was recently named an Amazon Best Book of 2014.

TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD: COCKTAILS WITH A LITERARY TWIST, Tim's novelty recipe guide, was voted the #1 Cookbook of the Year on Goodreads. His new cocktail book, HICKORY DAIQUIRI DOCK -- featuring nursery rhyme-inspired drink recipes, for new parents -- has been called "more fun at a baby shower than a Diaper Genie" by the Tampa Bay Times.

Further Readings:

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
Age Range: 9 - 13 years
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (January 21, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442446919
ISBN-13: 978-1442446915
Amazon: Better Nate Than Ever
Amazon Kindle: Better Nate Than Ever

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Publishers' Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Slate Favorite Book of the Year. A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical.

Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.

Tim Federle’s “hilarious and heartwarming debut novel” (Publishers Weekly) is full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.

More Spotlights at my website: elisarolle.com, My Lists/Gay Novels

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