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YA Highway Cover Reveal: The Taming of the Drew by Stephanie Strohm

We at YA Highway are so excited to reveal the cover of Stephanie Strohm's newest book, The Taming of the Drew! The contemporary YA is coming out in spring 2016; so you have plenty of time to salivate over this one. 

Take a look at this gorgeous cover!

Cass McKay has been called stubborn, temperamental, difficult, and that word that rhymes with “witch” more times than she cares to count. But that’s all about to pay off. She has finally landed the role she was born to play—Kate, in The Taming of the Shrew—in the summer apprentice program of a renowned Shakespeare theater company in the forests of Vermont.

But Cass can barely lace up her corset before her troubles begin. Her leading man, Drew, is a complete troll, and he’s going to ruin Cass’s summer. Even worse, Cass’s bunkmate Amy has somehow fallen head over heels for Drew. Cass can’t let Amy throw herself at a total jerk, so she comes up with a genius plan to give Drew the personality makeover he so desperately needs: they’ll tame Drew just as Petruchio tames Kate! But as Shakespeare’s classic plays out offstage, Cass finds it harder and harder to resist falling for Drew herself.

Here's what Stephanie had to say about the process of creating a cover for her book: 

I think - no, I know - that all authors hope to see what's inside their books reflected on the outside.  That's obviously what I hoped for too, but I didn't expect to see my main character staring back at me when I saw the first draft of my cover.  The amazing team at Sky Pony captured Cass exactly the way I'd pictured her!  And I especially love that she looks more than a little bit like Merida from Brave.    The only tricky part of the drafting process was deciding what to show in those sunglasses!  They've gone through three changes, but I'm so happy with the way the cover ended up.  What could be better than a badass redhead spending her summer swordfighting?  

You can preorder The Taming of the Drew at Indiebound or Amazon

Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink and Confederates Don’t Wear Couture, both published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the forthcoming The Taming of the Drew, to be published by Sky Pony Press in spring 2016. She's a working actress and high school special education teacher in Chicago.  Visit her online at, follow her on twitter @stephkatestrohm, and like her on Facebook.
Kristin Briana Otts

Kristin is an aspiring YA author with an abiding love for her dog, ghost hunter tv shows, and rainy days.

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