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How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend Blog Tour

Today we’re kicking off the blog tour for our new YA novel How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend!

About the Book

A wild sci-fi adventure through France and the mind of a teenager!

David Gershwin’s summer is about to take a turn for the weird. When his dad’s new patient Zelda tells him she’s from outer space and on a quest to take Johnny Depp back to her planet, he knows he should run away screaming. But with one look from her mean, green eyes, David’s hooked, and soon he’s leaping across rooftops, running from police, and stealing cars just to stay by her side. He might not be a typical hero, but David’s going to get the girl even if it takes him to the ends of the earth—or beyond.

Author Gary Ghislain

Born in France to an international family (1 part French, 2 parts Spanish, 1 part Strange), Gary Ghislain grew up between Paris and the French Riviera. After obtaining a master’s degree in literature and linguistics at the University of Paris 8, he packed his passport, a few reasonably clean T-shirts and his beloved Converse shoes, and headed out to travel the world, work odd jobs and write young adult novels. He now lives in Antibes in the French Riviera, enjoying the sun and the sea while working on his novels.

(He’s also been nominated for the elite HMOCL: Hot Men of Children’s Literature by the fabulous Betsy Bird of A Fuse #8 Production.)

Reviewers are Raving!

“This book should be in the hands of every teen male reader” – Shelf Awareness

“This improbably entertaining adventure feels like a Daniel Pinkwater treatment for an early John Cusack film” – Publishers Weekly

“With the end always in sight, readers know from the get-go that this cosmic romance will be one wild ride.” – Kirkus

“With a decidedly European sensibility, this French import takes readers on a madcap, quirky adventure…” – School Library Journal

“Ghislain’s novel is entertaining and exciting; fast-paced chases and slower, more thoughtful scenes round out the book well.” – VOYA

“A hilarious romp that I didn’t want to end” – YA Books Central Blog

“Gary Ghislain has written a fantastic debut which is fast, extremely amusing, and action-packed that’ll keep you on your toes! This book will truly bring out the strange alien in you.” – Confessions of a Bookaholic Blog

Read an Excerpt

Follow the Blog Tour

Keep clicking for reviews, author interviews, guest posts, giveaways and more!

6/20 The Book Cellar
6/21 YA Librarian Tales
6/22 The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
6/23 WORD for Teens
6/24 Teens Read and Write
6/25 Carrie’s YA Bookshelf
6/26 Friendly Reader
6/27 Cracking the Cover
6/28 Mother Daughter Book Club
6/29 The Hate-Mongering Tart
6/30 Novel Novice
7/1 Pink Me

Win a Copy

Leave a comment with your favorite Johnny Depp movie and you’ll be entered to win one of three copies of How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend. Winners will be notified on Friday, June 24th around noonish Pacific.

Lara Starr
Marketing Manager, Children’s

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Lara Starr

Lara Starr is Chronicle’s Senior Publicist for Children’s books, and the author of Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones and other Galactic Goodies, Ice Sabers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ Cookbook and Cookie Cutters Kit, and Chef Olivia™. Tell her you like her sweater and she’ll tell you exactly what she paid for it.
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