Visiting Author for Schools: Kelly deVos

Kelly deVos

Thursday, August 23. (Kelly will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please indicate your DATE and TIME OF DAY preference.)

Kelly deVos

A third generation native Arizonan, Kelly deVos can tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about cactus, cattle and climate. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. Fat Girl on a Plane is her debut novel and has been featured in Normal Noise and 202 Magazine. Kelly is also a passionate advocate for body positivity and fat acceptance.

ABOUT THE BOOKFat Girl on a Plane
From debut author Kelly DeVos comes an unforgettable story about fierce fashion, pursuing your dreams, and loving yourself at any size. Cookie Vonn's dreams include getting out of Phoenix and becoming the next great fashion designer. But in the world of fashion, being fat is a cardinal sin. It doesn't help that she's constantly compared to her supermodel mother--and named after a dessert. Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her design portfolio, but her plans are put on standby when she's declared too fat to fly. When she finally arrives, she finds she's been replaced by her ultrathin rival. Cookie vows to lose weight, get out of the friend zone with her crush, and put her dreams back on track. Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows, but nothing about her new life is turning out like she planned. When the fashion designer of the moment offers her what she's always wanted--an opportunity to live and study in New York--she finds herself in a world full of people more interested in putting women down than dressing them up. Her designs make waves, but her real dream of creating great clothes for people of all sizes seems to grow more distant by the day. Will she realize that she's always had the power to make her own dreams come true? 

"A savvy, smart, and funny book about embracing your body and taking control of your destiny." -- Kathleen Glasgow, author of the New York Times bestselling novel Girl in Pieces  

"Bold, unique, and completely original...A debut both spirited and inventive, much like its indomitable heroine." -- Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of Firsts

"A realistic portrayal of the frustrations of weight loss and size, body positivity, and ambition. VERDICT: A strong choice for most YA shelves." -- School Library Journal

"Packed with smart zingers about what it feels like to be fat and have a body that people criticize...Also a fairytale romp through the New York City fashion world." -- Carolyn Mackler, B&N Teen Blog

TBD from publisher

Middle School, High School; grades 7-12

As many as possible!

TBD from publisher. And, a bottle of water.

#kellydevos, #tatteredcover

Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Kelly's books: Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.


Fat Girl on a Plane Cover Image
ISBN: 9780373212538
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harlequin Teen - June 5th, 2018