Where Young Adult is a Point of View, not a Reading Level

An adopted teen discovers love, family & magic in upcoming YA contemporary


Contact: Megan Naidl
mnaidl@northstareditions.com or
(651) 424-4623

ST. PAUL, MN, September 1, 2017 – Flux, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc. (NSE) is excited to announce the May 8, 2018 release of The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith. The Girl and the Grove is a young adult contemporary fantasy novel about adopted-teen Leila who discovers that her connection to nature and passion for environmental activism are part of her unique and magical genetic makeup, and a grove of trees that holds a mythical secret.

More about The Girl and the Grove:

Teenager Leila’s life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder, she’s never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend, Sarika. And now that Leila has finally been adopted, she dares to hope her life will improve.

But the voices in Leila’s head are growing louder by the day. Ignoring them isn’t working anymore. Something calls out to her from the grove at Fairmount Park. Is she ready to answer?

About the author:

Eric Smith is a young adult author and literary agent who grew up in the wilds of New Jersey. When he isn’t working on books (his and other peoples), he can be found writing about books for places like Book Riot and Paste Magazine. He is the author of The Geek’s Guide to Dating (Quirk Books), Inked and Branded (Bloomsbury Spark), and the editor of the YA adoption anthology, Welcome Home (Flux, 2017). He lives with his wife, Nena, and their legion of small furry animals in Michigan. Find him online at www.ericsmithrocks.com or on Twitter at @ericsmithrocks.



About Flux and North Star Editions

Flux publishes diverse young adult fiction. North Star Editions, Inc., publishes fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages that inspires, informs, and entertains. For more information visit fluxnow.com or northstareditions.com.

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