S.J. Coffey is an award-winning screen and fiction writer living and working in Portland, Oregon, with her fiancé Mark and their weight-challenged tabby, Mow Mow. (Feel free to visit Mow Mow’s Instagram at fatcatmowmow. She’s utterly shameless and will probably follow you if you have food.)
Ms. Coffey’s next book, Firebug, a young adult suspense-romance about a charismatic high school arsonist, will be in print, e-book and audiobook early next year. Find updates at http://www.sjcoffey.com.
Title by S. J. Coffey
Adult Publishing for Middle-School Girls
Released: June 2021
Genre: Young adult
Thirteen-year-old Melanie Chaffee’s got a crush, a cash flow problem and an abnormal gift for drawing. So when the school jock offers to pay her to produce pictures of naked women for him and his flunkies, she puts aside any moral qualms she might have and sells out for the price of a pair of righteous platform sandals.
When her fledgling soft-core porn business turns into an all-out school phenomenon, Melanie sets up shop, aided by her best friends, bookish Anna, athletic Leslie and the incomparable Mavis Jackson, the only African American girl in the entire school. Everything she thought she wanted is hers for the taking, including Ethan Wilde, the boy she’s coveted since the fifth grade. But in 1976, news of the feminist movement has reached even her small Arizona town, and Mel must choose between her new life as a junior high publishing mogul and her burgeoning feminist principles and decide, for better or worse, who and what, she really is.