11 Hot YA Authors for 1 Night Only! Featured Author @GabyTriana with @SimonBooks

11 Hot YA Authors for 1 Night Only! Featured Author 

Gaby Triana

About the Author:

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Gaby Triana began her writing career in the 3rd grade when she wrote her 3-page novel, Skeeter Creek, a story about a girl who loved fishing during the lazy days of a mosquito-filled summer. It had no plot but sounded like Mark Twain and won her an A+++ from her teacher. It was then she had the twinkling of an idea that she might become a writer in the future, but being 9 years old, she thought becoming a veterinarian would be better, since she'd be able to "play with cats and stuff."

Throughout school, Gaby dabbled in many activities, from softball to 1st chair violin, to dance and color guard. One of her hobbies, cake decorating, snowballed into a full-blown business, and in 2010, she opened her own cake design studio, Cakes by Gaby, featured on South Florida’s WSVN Style File and The Miami Herald. After high school, Gaby attended Florida State University and Nova University, earning a Master's degree in Elementary Education, and she taught 3rd – 5th grades, earning Teacher of the Year in 2000. That year, she wrote her first novel for middle grades, FREDDIE AND THE BILTMORE GHOST, which remains unpublished but ignited her love of writing for kids and teens.

In 2001, her son, Michael, was born, and Gaby began writing full time and joined the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustators (SCBWI). She wrote BACKSTAGE PASS, a novel about a rock band frontman’s 16-year-old daughter caught between her real life of on-road living and global publicity and her secret life of nothingness and normality at a public high school in Coconut Grove, Florida. BACKSTAGE PASS (HarperCollins, 2004) earned an IRA Teen Choice Award in 2006 and praise from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publisher's Weekly. In 2005, her second novel, CUBANITA (HarperCollins, 2005), about a Cuban-American teen caught between the two cultures she loves, was released to a starred review on Kirkus, and her twins, Noah and Murphy, were born soon after. Her next novel, THE TEMPTRESS FOUR (HarperCollins, 2008), about four best friends on a graduation cruise, was one of Hispanic Magazine’s “Good Reads of 2008,” and RIDING THE UNIVERSE (HarperCollins, 2009), about 17-year-old Harley-Davidson enthusiast, Chloé Rodriguez, was highly praised by School Library Journal and Booklist. Her latest time travel fantasy, SUMMER OF YESTERDAY (Simon & Schuster, 2014), takes readers back to 1982 River Country in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, a favorite childhood vacation spot of Gaby’s family.

Gaby is always writing something, from young adult and middle grade novels, to textbook selections, to ghostwriting for private clients. She now serves as Co-Regional Advisor for SCBWI Florida, the organization that helped jumpstart her writing career. She recently finished a magical YA story, CAKESPELL, a holiday tale, WHERE THE TREETOPS GLISTEN, and a modern YA inspiration of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" titled WAKE THE HOLLOW. When she's not writing, Gaby is running a house full of energetic, creative boys, hosting parties, and making big, Sunday breakfasts. 

To schedule a school visit, please contact Gaby at gaby@gabytriana.com

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Summer of Yesterday BY Gaby triana

June 17, 2014 by Simon Pulse
ISBN 13: 9781481401302
Ages 12 and up

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Back to the Future meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High when Haley’s summer vacation takes a turn for the retro in this totally rad romantic fantasy.

Summer officially sucks. Thanks to a stupid seizure she had a few months earlier, Haley’s stuck going on vacation with her dad and his new family to Disney’s Fort Wilderness instead of enjoying the last session of summer camp back home with her friends. Fort Wilderness holds lots of childhood memories for her father, but surely nothing for Haley. But then a new seizure triggers something she’s never before experienced—time travel—and she ends up in River Country, the campground’s long-abandoned water park, during its heyday.

The year? 1982.

And there—with its amusing fashion, “oldies” music, and primitive technology—she runs into familiar faces: teenageDad and Mom before they’d even met. Somehow, Haley must find her way back to the twenty-first century before her present-day parents anguish over her disappearance, a difficult feat now that she’s met Jason, one of the park’s summer residents and employees, who takes the strangely dressed stowaway under his wing.

Seizures aside, Haley’s used to controlling her life, and she has no idea how to deal with this dilemma. How can she be falling for a boy whose future she can’t share?

 11 Awesome YA Authors for a public signing at 
Barnes and Noble. We will be offering tickets into 3 
raffles for every book purchased that night to win 
awesome YA prizes. The event starts at 5:00 and 
will run for about 2 hours.

Here is the link to the event page for more info


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