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Dana Reinhardt

Hi Everyone, Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt

Welcome to the news section. This is the section I will try to keep updated with information about what is coming out next and when and where I might be making an appearance.
So here goes...

Last Updated July 31st, 2016

My novel Tell Us Something True was released on June 14th, 2016. Seventeen-year-old River doesn't know what to do with himself when Penny, the girl he adores, breaks up with him. He lives in LA, where nobody walks anywhere, and Penny was his ride; he never bothered getting a license. He's stuck. He's desperate. Okay...he's got to learn to drive.

But first, he does the unthinkable - he starts walking. He stumbles upon a support group for teens with various addictions. He fakes his way into the meetings, and begins to connect with the other kids, especially an amazing girl. River wants to tell the truth, but he can't stop lying, and his tangle of deception may unravel before he learns how to handle the most potent drug of all: true love.

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My novel We Are the Goldens was released in May 2014. Nell worships her older sister, Layla. They're one unit, intertwined: Nellayla. As Nell and her best friend, Felix, start their freshman year in high school, on Layla's turf, there's so much Nell looks forward to: Joining Layla on the varsity soccer team. Parties. Boys. Adventures.

But the year takes a very different turn. Loyalty. Love. Betrayal.

Learn more about the book.

Odessa Again, a novel for younger readers, was released in May 2013. Fourth grader Odessa's dad is getting remarried, which makes no sense to Odessa. If the prefix "re" means "to do all over again," shouldn't he be remarrying Mom? When something unusual causes Odessa to go back in time a whole day, she sets out to reunite her parents. Learn more about Odessa Again.

Check out this neat ad for Odessa Again.
(Click the small version to see the big version.) Odessa Again ad

Read an interview from April 2013.

My fifth novel, The Summer I Learned to Fly, was released in 2011. It's about a girl who hangs out at her mom's cheese store and the boy who collects the day-old bread from the alley. It's about what happens when they find each other. It's about taking risks, embracing life, and searching for miracles. Learn more about the book.

I am honored to announce that The Things a Brother Knows received the Sydney Taylor Book Award and the California Book Award. It has received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal, and it was named to multiple Best Books of the Year lists for 2010. The Things a Brother Knows is the story of Levi, who's been waiting three years for his older brother, Boaz, to return from his tour of duty. Learn more about the book.

Feel free to email me: info@danareinhardt.net

Oh, you wanted some more news? Hmmm...

There's never all that much news to report in the life of a writer. A typical newsflash might look something like this: Today I woke up too early, got the kids off to school, and sat down and managed to bang out a few sentences before noticing that it was afternoon and I was still in my pajamas.

This is one of the reasons I don't blog. I can't imagine my life is anymore interesting than yours. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's not.

 

 
 

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