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REPRESENTATION

Agent:
Jill Grinberg
Jill Grinberg Literary
Email: [email protected]

PUBLISHER

Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) / Macmillan
Macmillan Publishers
Email: [email protected]

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B.T. Gottfred (Brad T. Gottfred) is a screenwriter, producer, director, playwright and young adult novelist. He wrote and directed the digital series THE BOONIES, which premiered on go90 in 2017. His debut novel, FOREVER FOR A YEAR, was released in July 2015 by Macmillan/Holt, followed by THE NERDY AND THE DIRTY in November 2016. His third book, THE HANDSOME GIRL AND HER BEAUTIFUL BOY, will be released in May of 2018.

Brad wrote and directed the play WOMEN ARE CRAZY BECAUSE MEN ARE A**HOLES that played to sold out audiences for over four years in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and San Diego. The critically acclaimed play made its Off Broadway premiere at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre. Gottfred also wrote, directed, and executive produced the feature film THE MOVIE HERO, which played at over 20 film festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards including the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival.

In June, 2017, Gottfred co-founded the film/tv/digital production house BOLD SOUL STUDIOS with new media pioneer Corey Moss.

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THE HANDSOME GIRL & HER BEAUTIFUL BOY

Author: B.T. Gottfred
Publisher:
 Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: May 8, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQ
Pages: 432
ISBN-13: 978-1627798525
Format: Hardcover

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Everyone assumes that Zee is a lesbian. Her classmates, her gym buddies, even her so-called best friend. So many people think that Zee likes girls, even Zee is starting to wonder. Could they be onto something?

Everyone assumes that Art is gay. They take one look at his nice clothes and his pretty face and think: well, obviously.

But there’s more to Zee and Art than anyone realizes. When Art first meets Zee, he knows he’s found someone special–someone magical. Zee may not be able to see that magic in herself, but Art is bound and determined to show it to her.

What develops is a powerful connection between two people who are beautiful in all the ways they’ve been told are strange. As they explore their own complexities in gender, sexuality, and identity, they fall for the complexities they find in each other. With his trademark frankness, B.T. Gottfred delves inside both characters’ heads in this story about love and living authentically.

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THE NERDY AND THE DIRTY

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: November, 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he’s destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different–but that’s what he likes about himself.

Pen Lupo is sick and tired of hiding who she is. On the outside, Pen is popular, quiet, and deferential to her boyfriend. On the inside, however, Pen is honest, opinionated–and not quite sure that she’s like other girls. Do they have urges like she does?

When fate intervenes, both Pen and Benedict end up at the same vacation resort for winter break. Despite their differences, the two are drawn together. But is there such a thing as happily ever after for a nympho and a nerd?

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PRAISE FOR “THE NERDY AND THE DIRTY”

“A truly beautiful story about passionately falling in love with another and learning to love and share your true self.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This is a love story that is genuine, explicit, passionate, and often adorable.” ―Booklist, starred review

“A hilarious and deeply honest look at high school love…. Gottfred creates addictive, true-to-life voices for both characters.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE BOOKS

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FOREVER FOR A YEAR

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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When Carolina and Trevor meet on their first day of school, something draws them to each other.  They gradually share first kisses, first touches, first sexual experiences.  When they’re together, nothing else matters. But one of them will make a choice, and the other a mistake, that will break what they thought was unbreakable. Both will wish that they could fall in love again for the first time . . . but first love, by definition, can’t happen twice.

Told in Carolina and Trevor’s alternating voices, this is an up-close-and-personal story of two teenagers falling in love for the first time, and discovering it might not last forever.

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PRAISE FOR “FOREVER FOR A YEAR”

“Debut author Gottfred captures the starry-eyed exhilaration of first love (and nervous first explorations of sex) with tenderness and humor….Readers will need hearts of steel not to fall for this love story and its two storytellers.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Like Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park, this work is a tale of first love from the protagonists’ alternating points of view….A swoon-inducing and heartbreaking novel for most YA collections.” School Library Journal

“Gottfred is plainly a talent to watch. Both emotionally satisfying and sure to be much discussed.” Kirkus Reviews

“Poignant, quirky, and achingly honest, Forever for a Year is a pitch-perfect debut about first loves, first heartbreaks, and first forevers. This is the reason we read YA.” Jessica Brody, author of the Unremembered Trilogy

“A touching, relatable, and highly appealing coming-of-age romance.” The Horn Book

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