Publication Day for Kissing Shakespeare

It’s finally arrived. My big day! The release of Kissing Shakespeare, published by Delacorte Press. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, thanks to all who helped shepherd this book to publication: my agent, Steven Chudney, my editor, Francoise Bui, as well as all the behind-the-scenes folks at Delacorte. Thanks also to my critique group, The Wild Folk, and my husband and daughter, who patiently read many versions of the manuscript. Their suggestions and comments made Kissing Shakespeare a stronger, more engaging book.

And thanks also to other family members and friends whose interest and support never flagged. Writing a book is a long process, and it helped so much to know you had my back!

In case you’re unfamiliar with the story of Kissing Shakespeare, here’s the official synopsis:

Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school’s staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide.

Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she’d like to meet Shakespeare, Miranda thinks he’s a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England–the world Stephen’s really from. He wants Miranda to use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lose its greatest playwright.

Miranda isn’t convinced she’s the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it’s her only chance of getting back to the present and her “real” life. What Miranda doesn’t bargain for is finding true love . . . with no acting required.

 Today, for me, life is good!

11 comments on “Publication Day for Kissing Shakespeare

  1. I just read your book, Kissing Shakespeare yesterday and could not put it down until I was finished. And when it was over, I was absolutely heartbroken. I hope that you make another book that continues the story of these two lovers. I will be waiting anxiously for a chance to read what is in store for Miranda and Mr.Langford.

  2. Hi Taylor! Thanks for letting me know you loved KISSING SHAKESPEARE! I would love to write more of Miranda and Stephen’s story. Keep your fingers crossed and spread the word. Thank you for writing.

  3. Hello Pam! I was wandering around my local library up here in Seattle, WA when I stumbled upon your book. I absolutely loved it and just as #Taylor had said, I really would love to have Stephen and Miranda’s story continued. It was really bummed when I found out they couldn’t stay together in the end but I think that is what made it unique and I hope they can go on more “missions” together. I hope one day you will come to Washington for a book read or signing, I would really like to get my booked signed by you one day. 🙂

    Thanks for writing a terrific book!


  4. Thanks, Danielle! I’m so glad you enjoyed Kissing Shakespeare! I’d love to tell the rest of Miranda and Stephen’s story. So spread the word and keep your fingers crossed!

    I know it’s a bittersweet ending, but I’m glad you thought it made the story unique. Thanks so much for writing. You made my day.


  5. Hi !

    I just wanted to take the time to say that this book has easily become one of my favorite books of all time ! Therefore, it is VITAL that there be a sequel in which the rest of Miranda and Stephen’s love story is told ! Pleaseeee !!!!

    Thanks for this awesome book,

  6. Hi Martha! I’m thrilled to know you consider KISSING SHAKESPEARE one of your favorite books of all time. What an honor! And I do appreciate you writing and telling me. I’m hoping to write the sequel–there’s more of Miranda and Stephen’s story to be told, after all–but don’t have the go ahead from my publisher yet. So please spread the word keep your fingers crossed!


  7. Hey Pamela, I just recently read Kissing Shakespeare, and I LOVED it. I could not put the book down at all! Probably one of the best books I’ve read in a while.. and one of my favorites. I definitely hope there will be a sequel! (:


  8. Hi Chelsea,
    Thanks for letting me know you loved Kissing Shakespeare. You made my day! I’d love to tell the rest of Miranda and Stephen’s story, but it’s too soon to know yet if that will happen.


  9. I just finished reading your book Kissing Shakespeare a few minutes ago, and I was left breathless it! Stephen and Miranda’s personalities were captured in such an endearing way that I’ve fallen in love with them as much as this novel. Please do write a sequel! 🙂

  10. Thanks for writing, Alice. I’m so glad you loved Miranda and Stephen and their story! Keep your fingers crossed for the sequel.
    All the best,

  11. Dear Pam,

    I just read Kissing Shakespeare for the third time since I bought it from the day it published and I am just as in love, if not, MORE than the first couple times I read it! Miranda and Stephen have the perfect personalities for the roles and I’ve never appreciated a romance so much. I would be heartbroken if I couldn’t ever find out what could happen between the two… I’ve spread the word at how great this book is! Please don’t delay to write a sequel! It has become my absolute favorite book and I would love for it to be my absolute favorite series as well!!! Thank you for writing this!!!

    Much Love,

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