Sweet Sixteener Evelyn Skye recently spoke to Fearless Fifteener Kate Scelsa about her debut contemporary YA novel, FANS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE LIFE (September 8, 2015 from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins).
About the Author:
Kate Scelsa grew up in New Jersey, went to school at Sarah Lawrence College, and now lives in Brooklyn with her wife and two black cats. She spent much of 2002-2013 traveling the world with theater company Elevator Repair Service, performing in their trilogy of works based on great American novels, including an eight hour long show called “Gatz” that used the entire text of The Great Gatsby. Kate is currently collaborating with her dad, the legendary free form radio DJ Vin Scelsa, on a podcast called “The Kate and Vin Scelsa Podcast,” now available on iTunes and Soundcloud.
About FANS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE LIFE:
Ten months after her recurring depression landed her in the hospital, Mira is starting over as a new student at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to act like a normal, functioning human this time around, not a girl who sometimes can’t get out of bed for days on end. Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who’s been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. Sebby, Mira’s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him like a backlit halo.
As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don’t understand their quest to live for the impossible.