Simone Elkeles

Simone Elkeles takes on football in her new novel, WILD CARDS. Elkeles is an amazing storyteller and one that contemporary fans should not miss. After reading an early copy of WILD CARDS, I know people will fall in love with Ashtyn and Derek. -Maria

Photo Credit: Paul Barnett Photography

About the Author:

SIMONE ELKELES is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series, Leaving Paradise series, and How to Ruin series. All three books in the Perfect Chemistry series have been YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named Simone 2008 Author of the Year. Simone's funny way of looking at the world shines through in novels that are bursting with sarcastic wit, edgy characters, and exhilarating drama. You can find her at


In WILD CARDS, after getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek’s counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else’s family drama.  

Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all?

What:  Simone Elkeles will discuss and sign her new novel, WILD CARDS.

When:  Thursday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079

Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Simone Elkeles for book personalization, please purchase WILD CARDS from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, you will receive a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line.

A limited number of autographed copies of Simone’s books will be available for purchase after the event.  If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of her book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
14532 Memorial Dr
77079 Houston
Wild Cards Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802734372
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Walker Childrens - October 1st, 2013

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