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CONTACT INFO

Representation & General Inquiries:
Kim Lionetti, Literary Agent at BookEnds Literary: klionetti@bookendsliterary.com

Publicity & Appearances:
Inkyard Press: Justine Sha, justine.sha@harpercollins.com
Underlined: Emma Benshoff, ebenshoff@penguinrandomhouse.com

Subsidiary Rights:
Inkyard Press: Reka Rubin, reka.rubin@harpercollins.com
Underlined: Emma Benshoff, ebenshoff@penguinrandomhouse.com

Film/TV inquiries:
Dana Spector, Film Agent at Creative Artists Agency: dana.spector@caa.com

Author Email:
abigail@abigailjohnsonbooks.com

CONTACT INFO

Representation & General Inquiries:
Kim Lionetti, Literary Agent at BookEnds Literary: klionetti@bookendsliterary.com

Publicity & Appearances:
Inkyard Press: Justine Sha, justine.sha@harpercollins.com
Underlined: Emma Benshoff, ebenshoff@penguinrandomhouse.com

Subsidiary Rights:
Inkyard Press: Reka Rubin, reka.rubin@harpercollins.com
Underlined: Emma Benshoff, ebenshoff@penguinrandomhouse.com

Film/TV inquiries:
Dana Spector, Film Agent at Creative Artists Agency: dana.spector@caa.com

Author Email:
abigail@abigailjohnsonbooks.com

AUTHOR BIO

Abigail Johnson was born in Pennsylvania. When she was twelve, her family traded in snowstorms for year-round summers and moved to Arizona. Abigail chronicled the entire cross-country road trip in a purple spiral-bound notebook that she still has, and has been writing ever since. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen, but hasn’t let that stop her from bodysurfing in Mexico, writing and directing a high-school production of Cinderella, and riding roller coasters every chance she gets. She is the author of several young adult novels including If I Fix You and Every Other Weekend. Visit Abigail online at abigailjohnsonbooks.com and follow her on Twitter @abigailswriting and Instagram @abigailjohnsonya.

BOOKS

EVERY TIME YOU GO AWAY

Expected publication: 2023 by Inkyard Press

Connolly Bottum at Inkyard Press has acquired, at auction, an #ownvoices YA contemporary novel by Abigail Johnson. In Every Time You Go Away, so much happened in the three years since childhood best friends, Rebecca and Ethan, last saw one another. Rebecca learned to navigate life from a wheelchair and Ethan became caregiver to his addict mother. But in rediscovering one another, they risk losing an enduring friendship on a love that neither feels they deserve. Publication is scheduled for winter 2023; Kim Lionetti at BookEnds Literary brokered the two-book deal for World rights.

Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Age Range: 14 and up
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release Date: Winter 2023
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Paperback, Audiobook

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GIRL ON THE RUN

A fast-paced original paperback thriller about a girl who discovers that her mother might not be who she says she is . . .and now someone is hunting them both.

Katelyn wants the best for her widowed mom. Surprising her with an online dating profile seems like a good idea.

It isn’t. Katelyn’s mom hasn’t just been acting overprotective all these years–she’s been hiding something. And now that anyone can find them online , Katelyn is in a desperate race against time to uncover the secrets of the past–not only her mom’s, but also her own.

As Katelyn’s world unravels , she begins to trust the guy who brought this nightmare to her door and to doubt the one person she never thought she would. Because her mom has been hiding for a reason: she’s been waiting.

Praise for GIRL ON THE RUN

“Fast and intense, this is a galloping thriller with something extra for romantics.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“A tense, fast read . . . Abigail has created a twisting, complex path through a room full of mousetraps and every time I thought maybe Katelyn was finally going to get through it, another one went SNAP!”
—Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series

“Heart racing for all the right reasons—mystery, suspense, and romance. Loved!”
—Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series and STEALING SNOW

“This impossible to put down YA thriller had me on the edge of my seat from the first chapter.”
—Laurie Forest, Best-Selling author of The Black Witch Chronicles

“A fast-paced, heart-pounding page-turner that will keep you up at night wondering if we ever really know those we love.”
—Kelly DeVos, author of FAT GIRL ON A PLANE and DAY ZERO

“Brimming with Johnson’s trademark emotional depth, this fast-paced thriller grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go until the very last. I couldn’t stop reading!”
—Joanna Ruth Meyer, author of ECHO NORTH and BEYOND THE SHADOWED EARTH

“A throat-clutching jaunt that sets the pace for any YA thriller daring to follow.”
—Tom Leveen, Bram Stoker Award Finalist

Awards & Recognition

Genre: Young Adult Thriller
Age Range: 12 and up
Publisher: Underlined
Release Date: October 6, 2020
Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

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EVERY OTHER WEEKEND

Adam Moynihan’s life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a home life so perfect that it could have been a TV show straight out of the 50s. Then his oldest brother died. Now his fun-loving mom cries constantly, he and his remaining brother can’t talk without fighting, and the father he always admired proved himself a coward by moving out when they needed him most.

Jolene Timber’s life is nothing like the movies she loves–not the happy ones anyway. As an aspiring director, she should know, because she’s been reimagining her life as a film ever since she was a kid. With her divorced parents at each others throats and using her as a pawn, no amount of mental re-editing will give her the love she’s starving for.

Forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the boy who thinks forgiveness makes him weak and the girl who thinks love is for fools begin an unlikely friendship. The weekends he dreaded and she endured soon become the best part of their lives. But when one’s life begins to mend while the other’s spirals out of control, they realize that falling in love while surrounded by its demise means nothing is ever guaranteed.

Praise for EVERY OTHER WEEKEND

“Johnson beautifully evokes the tender romance that eventually builds between them [Adam and Jolene] after their first encounters, offering readers access to the two teens’ inner thoughts and fragile psyches. Jolene’s loneliness, especially, will break hearts…  The positive, not overly simplistic resolution to the complicated story will touch readers.”
Booklist

“Johnson (Even If I Fall, 2019, etc.) has written a complex and emotionally charged character-driven story that explores a variety of painfully human themes, including loss and emotional abuse. Adam’s and Jolene’s struggles will draw readers in, and the slow-burning romance will touch readers’ hearts… Heart-wrenching and hopeful—a reminder that we can change our stories.”
Kirkus Reviews

“In addition to the tender love story, the book takes on a number of important issues for young adults including divorce, loss, grief, family dynamics, relationship control, and sexual assault. The two main characters are well developed and teen readers will easily empathize with their emotions, their family conflicts, and the events that unfold in their lives… Romance fans will especially enjoy this title, as it delves into many family and relationship issues.”
School Library Journal

“Heartfelt and soul-probing, this is a book that will leave readers with a heady book hangover- that is so very worth it.”
YA Books Central

Every Other Weekend left me teary-eyed and hopeful with its flawless balance of unforgettable characters, tough issues, and a pitch-perfect love story.”
— SUZANNE YOUNGNew York Times Best-Selling author of The Program series

“A poinant, painful, and strirring story about two kids trying to navigate divorce, first love, and finding your dreams.”
KATHLEEN GLASGLOWNew York Times Best-Selling author of Girl in Pieces

“With remarkable skill, Abigail Johnson has creasted distinct and unforgettable characters in Adam and Jolene. A must read!”
SAMANTHA YOUNGNew York Times Best-Selling author of The Fragile Ordinary and On Dublin Street

“Heart, humor, and characters you want to know. This book is a winner! “
C.C. HUNTERNew York Times Best-Selling author of In Another Life

Every Other Weekend handles sensitive family issues with honesty, amidst the fresh, emotive backdrop of Johnson’s stunning prose. Adam and Jolene spark the page with their wit. And they’ll slide into your heart as they discover each other’s.”
— LAURA TAYLOR NAMEY, author of The Library of Lost Things

Awards & Recognition

Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Age Range: 14 and up
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Paperback, Audiobook

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EVEN IF I FALL

Don’t miss this deeply emotional, romantic and layered novel from Abigail Johnson, whose stories have been described as “smart,” “heartfelt,” “genuine” and “complex.”

A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her beloved older brother, Jason, confessed to the murder of his best friend, Calvin. Brooke and her family became social pariahs, broken and unable to console one another. Brooke’s only solace remains the ice-skating rink, where she works but no longer lets herself dream about a future skating professionally.

When Brooke encounters Calvin’s younger brother, Heath, on the side of the road and offers him a ride, everything changes. She needs someone to talk to…and so does Heath. No one else understands what it’s like. Her brother, alive but gone; his brother, dead but everywhere. Soon, they’re meeting in secret, despite knowing that both families would be horrified if they found out. In the place of his anger and her guilt, something frighteningly tender begins to develop, drawing them ever closer together.

But when a new secret comes out about the murder, Brooke has to choose whose pain she’s willing to live with—her family’s or Heath’s. Because she can’t heal one without hurting the other.

Praise for EVEN IF I FALL

“Johnson spins a tale of broken people and stirring complexity… Emotional page-turner.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Johnson brings to life a family in distress along with a tantalizing mystery…Captivating and emotional, this story creates a beautiful tapestry of secrets and lies and explores how a family goes on when the unthinkable is a coldhearted reality….a real page-turner.”
Booklist

“An emotional character piece that’s hard to put down.”
Hypable

“A moving, captivating story about the bonds of family and the restorative power of love.”
Tamara Ireland Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Little Do We Know

“Abigail Johnson deftly weaves together emotional and romantic turmoil into an unforgettable read about loss, dreams, and redemption.”
Jeff Zentner, William C. Morris award-winning author of The Serpent King

Even If I Fall is a twisty tale about the complexity of family, love, and friendship. Told with truth and heart, it’s impossible to put down…or get the characters out of your head.”
Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Better Off Friends

“A thoughtful novel about loving someone, even in the face of their faults.”
Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species

Awards & Recognition

Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Age Range: 14 and up
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release Date: January 8, 2019
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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THE FIRST TO KNOW

Don’t miss the second gripping and heartfelt story from the author of If I Fix You! A girl’s plan to find her father’s birth family turns potentially devastating when the secret DNA test she has done reveals that she has a half brother her age she never knew about.

Dana Fields’s father never knew his parents. When Dana secretly does a DNA test for her dad, hoping to find him some distant relatives for his birthday, her entire world implodes. Instead of a few third cousins, Dana discovers a half brother her age whose very existence means her parents’ happy marriage is a lie.

Dana’s desire to know her half brother, Brandon, and the extent of her dad’s deception, clashes with her wish not to destroy her family. When she sees the opportunity to get to know Brandon through his cousin, the intense yet kind Chase, she takes it. But the more she finds out about Brandon, her father’s past and the irresistible guy who’ll never forgive her if he discovers the truth, the more she sees the inevitable fallout from her own lies. With her family crumbling around her, Dana must own up to her actions and find a way to heal the breach—for everyone—before they’re torn apart for good.

Praise for THE FIRST TO KNOW

“A smart, heartfelt tale that’s more than its nifty high concept.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Emotions, heartache, and betrayal: Johnson’s sophomore novel has it all.”
Booklist

“Beautifully told, this heartbreaking story about family betrayals and secrets will have readers easily caught up in this tale… the ending is simply perfect.”
RT Book Reviews

“Filled with drama, the narrative has notes of comedy, romance… the ending [is] heartwarming and satisfying.”
School Library Journal

Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Age Range: 14 and up
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook, Papberback

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IF I FIX YOU

Readers of Sarah Dessen, Cammie McGovern and Morgan Matson will adore this thought-provoking, complex and romantic contemporary novel from debut author Abigail Johnson, about finding the strength to put yourself back together when everything you know has fallen apart.

When sixteen-year-old Jill Whitaker’s mom walks out-with a sticky note as a goodbye-only Jill knows the real reason she’s gone. But how can she tell her father? Jill can hardly believe the truth herself.

Suddenly, the girl who likes to fix things-cars, relationships, romances, people-is all broken up. It used to be, her best friend, tall, blond and hot flirt Sean Addison, could make her smile in seconds. But not anymore. They don’t even talk.

With nothing making sense, Jill tries to pick up the pieces of her life. But when a new guy moves in next door, intense, seriously cute, but with scars-on the inside and out-that he thinks don’t show, Jill finds herself trying to make things better for Daniel. But over one long, hot Arizona summer, she realizes she can’t fix anyone’s life until she fixes her own. And she knows just where to start…

Praise for IF I FIX YOU

“A nuanced take on learning to fix yourself rather than fixing others.”
Kirkus Reviews

If I Fix You is a heart-rending story about life not being what you hoped for … and being okay anyway.”
—Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series

“Broken boys and broken cars and broken hearts. Heartfelt and romantic! Read it!”
Kasie West, author of THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND

“Adroit and strong-minded. If I Fix You is a whole-hearted page-turner.”
Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO

“I know readers are going to LOVE this book as much as I did. A feisty and strong heroine to root for, and a love interest who is dreamy and complicated in all the right ways. What a fabulous debut by a great new writer to watch!”
Cammie McGovern, author of A STEP TOWARD FALLING

Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Age Range: 14 and up
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

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IF I FIX YOU & THE FIRST TO KNOW: AN ANTHOLOGY

Revisit the emotional and inspiring work of Abigail Johnson with If I Fix You and The First to Know, two stories of resilience, love, and coming-of-age.

IF I FIX YOU
When sixteen-year-old Jill Whitaker’s mom walks out—with a sticky note as a goodbye—only Jill knows the real reason she’s gone. But how can she tell her father? Without her best friend/secret crush, she is broke. And for what seems like the first time, she is faced with something that cannot fix.

When a new guy moves in next door—intense, seriously cute, but with scars that he thinks don’t show—Jill finds herself trying to make things better for Daniel. But over one long, hot Arizona summer, she realizes she can’t fix anyone’s life until she fixes her own. And she knows just where to start…

THE FIRST TO KNOW
When Dana secretly does a DNA test for her dad, hoping to find him some distant relatives for his birthday, her entire world implodes. Instead of a few third cousins, Dana discovers a half-brother her age whose very existence means her parents’ happy marriage is a lie.

Dana’s desire to know her half-brother, Brandon, and the extent of her dad’s deception clashes with her wish not to destroy her family. But the opportunity to get to know Brandon is irresistible. But the more she finds out about Brandon, her father’s past and the irresistible guy who’ll never forgive her if he discovers the truth, the more she sees the inevitable fallout from her own lies.

Titles originally published in 2016 and 2017.

Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Age Range: 14 and up
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: December 3, 2018
Formats: eBook

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