Leah Rae Miller



Born and raised in northern Louisiana, Leah Rae Mille rstill lives there on a windy hill with her husband and kids. She loves comic books, lava lamps, fuzzy socks, and Cherry Coke. She spends most of her days reading things she likes and writing things she hopes other people will like. Her YA novel, The Summer I Became a Nerd, was released summer 2013 from Entangled Teen.





Noon to 12:45 p.m.
State Library of Louisiana, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
No One is Popular: A YA Introspective

1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
B&N Jr. Tent
Book Signing

2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
State Library of Louisiana, Teen HQ
Random Fandom Trivia
Ages 11 and up


Romancing the Nerd

Dan Garrett has become exactly what he hates—popular. Until recently, he was just another live-action role-playing nerd on the lowest rung of the social ladder. Cue a massive growth spurt and an uncanny skill at taking three-point shots in basketball and voilà…Mr. Popular. It’s definitely weird.

And the biggest drawback? Going from high school zero to basketball hero cost Dan the secret girl of his dorky dreams.

A band geek with an eclectic fashion sense, Zelda Potts’s “coolness” stat is about minus forty-two. Dan turning his back on her and the rest of nerd-dom was brutal enough, but when he humiliates her at school, Zelda decides it’s time for a little revenge—dork style. Never mind that she used to have a crush on him. Never mind that her plan could backfire big time.

It’s time to roll the dice…and hope like freakin’ hell she doesn’t lose her heart in the process.


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