10 Random Things About Famous in Love

1) It was inspired by Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson’s off-screen romance on Dawson’s Creek. Also, Robsten (duh).

2) I grew up on Maui (where a large portion of Famous in Love takes place).

3) Jordan is short. I like short guys. So many YA dudes are just tall! What about the short ones?

4) Longhi’s is a real restaurant. It’s named after, owned and operated by the family of a girl I went to HS with. Hi, Gen!

5) I once went with a boy I really liked to the exact place Rainer and Paige have their first really important conversation. I wanted him to kiss me so badly (he didn’t). But we did sit and watch the windsurfers and waves. I remember it fondly.

6) Haleakala crater is actually really, really, really cold. So cold that I don’t even think it’s believable that Paige could survive 10 minutes in just a towel and Jordan’s sweatshirt. Creative license, I suppose 🙂

7) I had the idea for Famous in Love, and began writing it, almost five years ago. At the time Rainer’s name was Halden and they were stars of a TV show, not a major motion picture.

8) Famous in Love had two prior titles. Halden Greer and Gondal. Thank god I’m not in charge of titles, right?

9) I was once on the set of a YA bestselling series turned Hollywood– but I can’t tell you which one.

10) Every moment of working on this book has been a joy. Yep, this is the most fun fact of all. I hope my readers have even half as much fun reading as I did writing. If they do, I’ll consider it a success.


Famous in LoveSummary from Goodreads

She fell in love with him in the books – now she has the chance to star opposite him in the film . . .

Paige doesn’t think she’s particularly special, but after getting the starring role in a massive film adaptation of the bestselling Locked trilogy, the rest of the world would disagree. Now she’s thrown into the spotlight, and into a world of gossip, rumour and deceit. The only people who know what she’s going through are her two male co-stars, and they can’t stand the sight of each other. Paige knows it’s a mistake to fall in love on the set of a movie, but days of on-screen romance and intensity start to change her mind. The question is, can she keep what happens behind the scenes a secret when the world is watching her every move?

Paperback, 432 pages
Expected publication: October 23rd 2014 by Macmillan Children’s Books

About the Author

Rebecca Serle author photo (credit Chellise Michael Photography)
Rebecca Serle is the author of books for young adults, including When You Were Mine and The Edge of Falling. She went to the University of Southern California, before getting her MFA from the New School in New York City, where she still lives.  Famous in Love is her third novel. For more information about Rebecca please visit www.rebeccaserle.com or follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaaserle

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    So fun! I spent the last two years living on Oahu, so I have a major soft spot for books set in Hawaii, especially when they are written by someone who really knows Hawaii. Now I’m getting excited to pick this one up!

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