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Leah Konen

Biography

Leah Konen

Leah Konen is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and creative writing. She’s the author of THE LAST TIME WE WERE US (May 2016, Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books), the ROMANTICS (Fall 2016, Abrams) and THE AFTER GIRLS (2013, Adams Media/Merit Press). She lives in Brooklyn with her fiancé and their dog, Farley.

Leah Konen

Books by Leah Konen

by Leah Konen - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Noah is traveling home for one last chance with his first love, and he needs a miracle to win her back. Ammy doesn’t believe in true love --- just look at her parents. That is, until one winter night when Noah and Ammy find themselves in the same Amtrak car. When the train suddenly breaks down in the middle of a snowstorm, Noah and Ammy have no other option but to travel together. What starts off as a minor detour turns into the journey of a lifetime, but come morning their adventure takes an unexpected turn for the worst. Can one night can really change how they feel about love...and the course of their lives forever?

by Leah Konen - Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’ painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right --- but she doesn’t anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love’s plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael’s hot-sauce-wielding “dream girl.” The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one girl who can help him mend his heart.

by Leah Konen - Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’ painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right --- but she doesn’t anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Soon Love starts breaking all her own rules --- and in order to set Gael’s fate back on course, she has to make some tough decisions about what it means to truly care.

by Leah Konen - Drama, Family Life, Fiction, Romance

Liz Grant is about to have the summer of her life. She and her friend MacKenzie are finally getting invited to all the best parties, and, with any luck, Innis Taylor, the most gorgeous guy in Bonneville, will be her boyfriend before the Fourth of July. Then Jason Sullivan comes back to town. He was her best friend, but that was before he ditched her for a different crowd...and before he attacked Innis’s older brother and got sent away to juvie. All of Bonneville still thinks he’s dangerous, but Liz finds it hard to believe what people say about her childhood friend. If word gets out she’s seeing him, she could lose everything. But what if there’s more to that horrible night than she knows? And how many more people will get hurt when the truth finally comes out? Liz will have to decide if she can trust herself --- and her heart --- before it’s too late.