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Sheena Boekweg grew up reading books with tree branches peeking over her shoulder. Her novels Glitch Kingdom and A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions, both from Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan, feature fat positive girls with ambitions, love stories, and sometimes battle axes. She's a contributor to Every Body Shines, a fat-positive anthology publishing May 2021. Sheena believes that beauty is intrinsic and worth is unquestionable, and thinks you can't solve all problems with food, but it will always help. She is well loved by a tall man with a great beard, her three kids, and the world's most spoiled puppy. Visit her online at boekwegbooks.com, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @SheenaBoekweg.


Long Version:

Sheena Boekweg grew up reading books with tree branches peeking over her shoulder. Her novels Glitch Kingdom and A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions, both with Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan, feature fat positive girls with ambitions, love stories, and sometimes battle axes. She's a contributor to Every Body Shines, a fat-positive anthology publishing May 2021 with Bloomsbury, and is an alumni of the 2015 Pitch Wars Program and a Pitch Wars mentor in 2017, 2018, and 2020. Sheena believes that beauty is intrinsic and worth is unquestionable, and thinks you can't solve all problems with food, but it will always help. She is well loved by a tall man with a great beard, her three kids, and the world's most spoiled puppy. Visit her online at boekwegbooks.com, or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @SheenaBoekweg. She's represented by Jessica Sinsheimer at Context Literary.





(FYI, Boekweg rhymes with Broke Leg.)

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Design by Katie Klimowicz


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GLITCH KINGDOM Synopsis

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.


Reviews

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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