TOUR SCHEDULE: Shannon in the Spotlight by Kalena Miller

Hello everyone! We are so excited to announce the tour schedule for Shannon in the Spotlight by Kalena Miller.

April 24th
Boys’ Mom Reads! – Review

April 25th
Stuck in Fiction – Interview

April 26th
Jen Jen Reviews – Review

April 27th
Charli’s Book Box – Promotional Post
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review

April 28th
Paiges of Novels – Review, Playlist

April 29th
The Book Dutchesses – Interview

April 30th
The Nutty Bookworm Reads Alot – Review

April 24th
bookish_meaghan – Promotional Post
mellasmusings – Review, Favorite Quotes

April 25th
ninebookishlives – Promotional Post
littlebookowl75 – Review
stargirls.magical.tale – Top 5 Reasons to Read Shannon in the Spotlight

April 26th
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
jenjenreviews – Content Creator’s Choice

April 27th
ablueboxfullofbooks – Review, Creative post: Little Free Library Drop
popthebutterfly – Content Creator’s Choice

April 28th
tbrandbeyond – Promotional Post
paiges_of_novels – Content Creator’s Choice

April 29th
bookdemonio – Promotional Post
froggyreadteach – Review, Creative post: Classroom Library Drop
infinite_bookworm86 – Review

April 30th – Promotional Post
mrs.mckenzieteaches – Review, Favorite Quotes

Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Publishing date: April 25th, 2023

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Rep: OCD


After Shannon accidentally lands a lead role in the summer musical, she realizes she has bigger things to worry about than stage fright in this contemporary middle-school novel about strained friendships, the positive power of theater, and the realities of being a tween with OCD.

Shannon Carter never considered herself much of a theater person. Not like her two BFFs, Elise, an actress, and Fatima, a techie. Shannon’s always been content to stay backstage, helping wherever she can. But when the director of the summer musical hears Shannon singing, he encourages her to step out of the wings and into the spotlight.

At first, Shannon is hesitant. As a twelve-year-old with obsessive-compulsive disorder, she depends on routine. But when she braves the audition, she discovers that center stage is the one place where she doesn’t feel anxious. She lands a lead role, and everyone in her life is ecstatic . . . except Elise.

To make matters worse, Shannon’s eccentric and opinionated grandmother moves in with her and her mom after a fluke house fire. As opening night approaches, Shannon feels pressure to save her friendship with Elise, to make Mom and Grandma Ruby act like grown-ups, and to follow the old theater adage The show must go on.


Kalena Miller is a writer, teacher, editor, and scone enthusiast. She currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and lovable, if slightly neurotic, dog. When she isn’t writing, Kalena enjoys tap dancing, scrapbooking, and watching an embarrassing amount of reality television. Her debut YA novel, The Night When No One Had Sex, winner of the Minnesota Book Award, is available now! Her debut middle grade novel, Shannon in the Spotlight is forthcoming from Delacorte Press on April 25, 2023.

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