January 2, 2024

Do You Play Games With Romance?

Kristy Boyce is a lover of sleepy cats, hot tea, and a great book. She writes for children and teens.

When it comes to romance, sometimes it doesn't hurt to play games. A fun YA romcom full of fake dating hijinks!

Musical lover Riley has big aspirations to become a director on Broadway. Crucial to this plan is to bring back her high school’s spring musical, but when Riley takes her mom’s car without permission, she's grounded and stuck with the worst punishment: spending her after-school hours working at her dad’s game shop.

Riley can't waste her time working when she has a musical to save, so she convinces Nathan—a nerdy teen employee—to cover her shifts and, in exchange, she’ll flirt with him to make his gamer-girl crush jealous.

But Riley didn’t realize that meant joining Nathan's Dungeons & Dragons game…or that role playing would be so fun. Soon, Riley starts to think that flirting with Nathan doesn't require as much acting as she would've thought...

Kristy Boyce lives in Pickerington, OH and teaches psychology as a senior lecturer at The Ohio State University. When she’s not spending time with her husband and son, she’s usually writing, reading, putting together fairy gardens, or planning her next trip back to Europe.

I have been writing since I was a young girl. My very first story was called The Dreams of Isabella, and it was about a young girl who visits magical places in her dreams. I continued writing stories about magical worlds throughout childhood, though I was much better at starting new books then finishing them!

Although I dreamed of becoming an author, that felt like a fantasy from one of my stories. Nonetheless, I kept writing through junior high, high school, and college. I was also obsessed with ballet, making scrapbooks, and playing with my cats! I took a break from writing to pursue my PhD in social psychology, but as soon as I had a minute of free time my mind immediately returned to my stories.

In 2008 I began to write seriously with the hopes of being published. Since then I’ve become a board member of SCBWI and attended writing conferences and workshops around the country. I’m always on the lookout for an adorable unicorn, fairy, or narwhal and I’ll always be a teen girl at heart!

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