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In 1950s America, everyone is expected to come out of a cookie-cutter mold. But Harriet Austin prefers the people who don’t, like her communist-sympathizer father and her best friend Jackie, a tomboy who bucks the school dress code of skirts and blouses in favor of T-shirts and blue jeans. Harriet comes to realize she’s different too when she starts to swoon over Rosemary Clooney instead of Rock Hudson, and before long she’s secretly dating the most popular girl in the school. But she soon learns that real love needs a stronger foundation than frilly dresses and feminine wiles.

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Tomboy was first published in 2016, but went out of print when its publisher closed. It is set for re-release in March 2018 from NineStar Press. Sign up to get notified when Tomboy becomes available.

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Praise for Tomboy

This is a delightful story, smart and strong-willed young women living in a real world with a lot of sweetness.Pene Henson, author of Storm Season

“I really love this. … Gave me happy shivers.”email from reader

“It shows how sometimes love isn’t a rollercoaster — it’s more a gentle coming together of two people who deserve one another.”email from reader


This was a lovely story. I really loved Harriet, she was funny and sweet and I liked that she wasn’t your stereotypical girlie girl even though most people might not have noticed. She had a supportive family and a dad that was the kind most girls want.

Jackie was a tomboy but she was a lot more than that. She had a mind of her own and didn’t listen to what others thought of her. Again I loved that she has a mother and an uncle that understood and supported her.

While there was a touch of angst to this story it was a very sweet story of two young girls who grow up friends and eventually fall in love.

5 Stars! Jaymie, Bayou Book Junkie

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