If you missed the reveal over on Frolic, the cover for EVERY OTHER WEEKEND is here!

I’ve written four novels, and have loved the cover process every time. It’s thrilling to see my story and characters come to life! I knew we were going in a new art direction for the cover of Every Other Weekend, because unlike my previous young adult stories, this novel is told from two points of view. It was important to me that both characters were represented on the cover, but I had no idea that my brilliant cover designer, Gigi Lau, was going with an illustrated approach until I saw the concept. Even in that early stage, I knew it was going to be my favorite cover yet! She found an artist, Marissa Korda, the creator of The Loneliness Project, who not only captured my main characters Adam and Jolene perfectly, but included the adjoining balconies in the rundown Philadelphia apartment building where they meet and spend every other weekend together. And the pigeons! Those pigeons are in the book! I could not be more thrilled with how it turned out, and I can’t wait to introduce readers to this heartbreaking and heart-healing story of first love.

Head over to Frolic to read an exclusive excerpt!

Book Description


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.

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EVERY OTHER WEEKEND will be released in hardcover and ebook on January 7, 2020. Pre-orders are essential to the success of a book so please consider pre-ordering from one of the links below or from your local independent bookstore:

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About Abigail

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. She is represented by Kim Lionetti at BookEnds Literary Agency.

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