The Cupcake Queen
By Heather Hepler
(Speak, Paperback, 9780142416686, 256pp.)
Publication Date: May 27, 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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When Penny moves to Hog?s Hollow from New York City, her life changes drastically. Penny?s mom now runs a cupcake bakery, and Penny is stuck helping out. But that isn?t the worst of it. Not only did she leave her friends back home, but her dad stayed behind too. And then there?s Charity, resident mean girl who?s out to get Penny. With all this, Penny still finds some things to like: Tally and Blake?and Marcus?the cute, quiet boy who runs on the beach every night. But just when Penny begins to accept her new life, she?s forced to make a choice that will change everything.
Heather Hepler grew up in North Texas. She has lived in Reno, on the coast of Maine, in the interior of Alaska, and near Death Valley, but she currently is being held against her will in Tyler, Texas. She holds a Master's in Library Science from the University of North Texas and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. She works as a reviewer for VOYA, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, Library Media Connection, and The New York Times. Her first novel, Scrambled Eggs at Midnight (Dutton) is set for release in May 2006. The second, The Dream Factory (Dutton) will be released Spring 2007. Her writing has also appeared in the Southwest Review and the Cincinnati Review.