Lynchburg, Virginia — August 18, 2021
Debut author Morgan Vega will be giving back through her newly released book about a teen in foster care. Released August, 3, young adult contemporary Sleeping Around follows teen violinist Coralee (Corey) Reed from foster care to college.
Vega has generously decided to donate a portion of preorder and first-month book sales to benefit HumanKind’s Foster Care program and our Cases for Kids initiative (also known as First Night Bags) that provides foster youth with new items of their own their first night in foster care.
About the book:
Hard-hitting yet humorous, this young adult contemporary following a teen’s transition from foster care to college by debut author Morgan Vega is perfect for fans of What I Carry by Jennifer Longo and Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour.
Foster care always promised her a bed. Now she doesn’t even have that.
Coralee (Corey) Reed can’t wait to trade her current foster house for Harmony Hall, the dorm for music majors. Corey arrives at Borns College with her pawn-shop violin and a borrowed duffle bag, ready to leave her foster care baggage behind.
But Corey’s first day on campus starts on a sour note. She runs into her archrival violinist Dylan Mason, then her name’s not on the dorm’s roster. Worst of all, Corey can’t live at Harmony Hall. Period. Because she’s not yet accepted into the music program. Instead, Reslife shoves her into a temporary triple with two unsuspecting (and beyond different) roommates.
When one of her roommates does the unforgivable, Corey starts sleeping around campus—from air mattresses to random couches—while waiting for an open room. But how can she beat Dylan for first chair if she can’t keep her eyes open? How can she pass her finals without a good night’s sleep? Will college, the place she thought would launch her dreams of becoming a professional violinist, be the place her dreams end all too soon?
About the debut author:
Morgan Vega earned her BA in English from Bridgewater College and MA in Technical Writing from James Madison University. She worked in higher education for seven years before transitioning into the publishing industry. Morgan interned at Kore Press, worked as an editor at Scarsdale Publishing, and now does marketing for No Starch Press.
Morgan grew up and lives in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. When she’s not writing, Morgan’s freelance editing and talking about books on social media. Sleeping Around is her debut novel.
Visit Morgan’s website at morganvega.com. Connect with her on social media @MorganVegaWrite. Order Sleeping Around wherever books are sold!