Kristin Walker’s Character Debut Party

[tweetmeme source=”@sarahockler”]Kristin Walker's A MATCH MADE IN HIGH SCHOOLKristin Walker’s A MATCH MADE IN HIGH SCHOOL was one of my favorite, laugh-out-loud books of 2010. I mean, high school is bad enough without having the added pressure of maintaining a fake marriage with some super-jock in a school-administrators-gone-horribly-awry project.

Of course, the best kind of hijinks ensue, and with lovable prankster Fiona’s help, Kristin Walker sneaks some great, unpredictable realizations about life and relationships in between all the funny stuff. Check it out!


When a mandatory marriage education course forces Fiona to “try the knot” with super-jock Todd Harding, she’s convinced life could not possibly get any worse. Until moments later, when her long-time crush is paired with her arch-enemy (otherwise known as Todd’s obscenely hot, slightly sadistic girlfriend). But that’s nothing compared to her best friend’s fate – a year with the very shy, very goofy, very big Johnny Mercer.

A series of hilarious pranks and misunderstandings leave Fiona wondering: is there something her supposed “best friend” hasn’t told her? Could there be more to Johnny Mercer than a deep voice and an awesome music collection? And perhaps most intriguing of all, is it possible that Todd Harding could actually have a heart – and a brain – beneath his pretty-boy exterior?

Fiona’s Debut Party

The Guest List

Jane from THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, Callie from PRADA & PREJUDICE, Audrey from AUDREY WAIT, Tessa from THE NAUGHTY LIST, Felicity from STUPID CUPID, Bea and Jonah from HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT, Nick and Norah from N&N’S INFINITE PLAYLIST…and many more. They’re all strong, independent characters, whom Fiona would really dig.

The Party

For Fiona’s debut bash, we’re heading to an out-of-the-way bar/restaurant where only locals hang out, where themes and favors are banned. Stay tuned for great music. Low lights. Edgy band. Sweaty dancing.

Yes! I don’t have to wear heels. Or a dress. And those local places are usually pretty dark, so no one will see my dance moves. A win for everyone involved!

The Guest of Honor: Fiona

Fiona’s decked out in jeans and a cute top she borrowed from her best friend. Her theme song tonight? “Fell in Love With a Girl” by The White Stripes.

Oh, how I love that song. Check it out — I think it’s perfect for Fiona:

Kristin’s Advice for Fiona on Her Big Debut

Have all the fun there is to have and regret nothing.

Good advice for debut parties, high school, and real marriage!

Congratulations to Kristin Walker and Fiona on their adorably hilarious debut! A MATCH MADE IN HIGH SCHOOL is available in book stores now, and also online through Indiebound and other Web retailers.

Kristin Walker grew up roaming the Pennsylvania countryside. She finally landed at Penn State, where she earned a BA in Theatre Arts. In addition to being actor, Kristin was many things on her way to becoming an author, such as a lifeguard, a nanny, a beginning ballroom dance instructor, a library circulation clerk, and very nearly a nurse. A Match Made in High School (Razorbill/Penguin Group) is her first novel. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ladybug, Wee Ones, and two Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Kristin lives in a Chicago suburb with her husband and three sons. Visit her online!