posted on December 4, 2019 by Cookie O'Gorman

The Road to Happily-Ever-After

By Cookie O’Gorman

Hi everyone!

I have a book coming out this week called ADORKABLE, and I’m so very excited!  My nerves are basically shot through with anxiety, but the pure joy is there, too.  There’s also a sense of disbelief mixed in with all of the other emotions.

To be honest, I just can’t believe this is happening.

And I know people say that all the time.  But seriously: I can’t believe I’ll be able to walk into a bookstore and actually see my book on the shelves.

It’s been a long road to get to this point.  From years spent trying to get a literary agent—query letters, anyone?—to finally signing with one, to leaving a couple years later when she was unable to place my book, to waiting a couple more years because my confidence was shattered, to deciding finally to self-publish…and then years later being approached by a publisher…

Again, how is this even happening right now?

Though I write romance, I’ll be the first to admit life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.  I wish I wasn’t so acutely aware of this fact—but I am.

It’s the reason I write such happy books.  There is too much sorrow and tragedy in the world.  We need more happy endings.  The world should be a brighter, better place, and I will do everything I can to give my readers (and my characters) a bit of happiness.

ADORKABLE is my debut YA romance novel.  It’s about 17-year-old Sally who asks her best friend Becks to be her fake boyfriend for a month.  The only problem is she’s been in love with him all her life—and he’s completely clueless.

It’s full of laugh-out-loud moments and swoon-worthy scenes.  If you love romance, best friends, fake boyfriends and geeking out, I hope you’ll give it a shot!

And if you see ADORKABLE in stores, now you know what a long journey it took for that little book to get there :).

Spoiler alert: This one ends happy (because there’s already too much sadness in the world—and who doesn’t love a good HEA?).

One person who comments will win a $20 gift card!  Good luck!

Cookie O

Cookie O'Gorman

Cookie O'Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her novels ADORKABLE, NINJA GIRL, and THE UNBELIEVABLE, INCONCEIVABLE, UNFORESEEABLE TRUTH ABOUT ETHAN WILDER are out now! Her next book, The Good Girl's Guide to Being Bad, was released April 25, 2019!

13 thoughts on “The Road to Happily-Ever-After”

  1. Avatar Amy Ikari says:

    Happy Wednesday! Congratulations! I love happy stories because they uplift you. Have a blessed day!

  2. Avatar Bernice Kennedy says:

    This sounds like a good, fun book. Brings back memories from an earlier time. Cover is eye catching! Thanks for the chance and sharing!

  3. Avatar Jessyca says:

    The world needs more happy moments.

  4. Avatar Christel says:

    Cute title and congrats

  5. Avatar Kate K says:

    Congratulations! Sounds like a great book!

  6. Avatar Jean says:

    Sounds like a cute story.

  7. Avatar Susan P says:

    Sounds so cute! We need HEA’s in today’s world – I’m all for it!

  8. Avatar flchen1 says:

    Happy YA debut release day, Cookie! Adorkable sounds like a blast–may have to get it and share with my daughter! And I’m in complete agreement with you–romance makes the world go round and gives us some much needed joy!

  9. Avatar Mary Y says:

    I love the title. My sister used to say that all the time! Congratulations on your book release!

  10. Looks like a great read! Congrats on your release!

  11. Avatar Elizabeth H. says:

    I love the title! Thanks for sharing your wonderful book!

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