Short version:

Sheena Boekweg grew up reading books with tree branches peeking over her shoulder. Her novel Glitch Kingdom will press start February 18, 2020 from Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends. She studied theatre at Weber State University, married a handsome nerd who taught her about video games, and then had three kids who stole her heart and her controllers. She lives in Utah with her family and the world’s most spoiled puppy. Visit her online at, or follow her on twitter and Instagram @SheenaBoekweg.

Long Version:

Sheena Boekweg is a former slush editor, blogger, and theatre nerd who's watched every Marvel movie in the last ten years and has strong opinions on Star Wars. She's an alumni of the 2015 Pitch Wars mentoring program and mentored in 2017 and 2018. Her novel Glitch Kingdom will be published with Feiwel and Friends on February 18, 2020. Add to Goodreads here!

She's self-published three novels. Funny Tragic Crazy Magic sold more than 15,000 copies, and the Prophecy Breakers Series (cowritten with Melanie Crouse and Sabrina West) broke Amazon's top one hundred new releases and was voted #42 on Indieauthorland 100 self published books worth reading. 

Sheena is represented by the mighty Jessica Sinsheimer. 
She lives in Utah with her family and the world's most spoiled puppy. Visit her online at, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @SheenaBoekweg

(FYI, Boekweg is pronounced where Boek rhymes with poke, and weg rhymes with egg.)


(credit Rebecca Newlon, 2018)


Artist: Rich Davies @turksworks,
Design by Katie Klimowicz



The teenage daughter of an executioner and the traitorous prince she can’t kill must reluctantly join forces to dethrone a paranoid queen after discovering they are trapped in a video game where "Game Over" equals death in this fast-paced YA debut.

Ryo is the golden boy, the playboy prince, until his uncle betrays him and everything falls apart. Minor nobles Dagney and Grigfen are suddenly forced to fight for their lives after their father is branded a traitor. McKenna, queen of the enemy realm, has been given a mission of conquest, though she isn't sure she's fit for the task. 

But things are not always what they seem... All of these teens are actually players in the newest, most immersive virtual reality game, competing against each other for a highly coveted internship. 

Now this golden opportunity has suddenly become a deadly trap. There's a glitch in the software and it has trapped the players inside a world that is slowly falling apart. If they die in the game they die for real, and the only way out is to win.


Praise for Glitch Kingdom

"[An] adventure reminiscent of Ready Player One....Boekweg affectionately evokes video game tropes, such as smashing objects for loot, leveling up, and pursuing side quests. Her inclusive cast includes Bluebird, a black girl who has muscular dystrophy and hacks her way into the game; Ryo Takagi, who is Asian-American; and Dagney, who is plus size." —Publishers Weekly


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