Kristen Burnham - HART & SEOUL
Girl meets boy. Boy falls for girl. Girl discovers boy is a runaway K-pop idol in hiding. Join us to hear how the fun starts in Kristen Burnham's debut novel Hart & Seoul.
"Merilee Hart has been doing her best to keep things together since her mother left, her art a welcome escape from her depressing new reality. But things seem to go even more awry the moment her next door neighbor’s enigmatic and mysterious nephew arrives from South Korea. Lee is moody, cocky, and utterly infuriating. But when Merri’s closest friends betray her and her father crushes her dream of going to art school, Merri finds herself drawn to Lee, who seems to live within even greater shadows than her own. And just when she thought things couldn’t get crazier, Merri’s world is upended when she discovers Lee’s big and bizarre secret…he is none other than a runaway member of the K-pop mega-group Thunder. It’s not long before Thunder’s fans, the Storm Chasers, begin to close in on Lee, ready to do whatever it takes to return their favorite idol to his rightful place in the band. Faced with the prospect of even more heartbreak and caught up in an international whirlwind that has a life of its own, Merri realizes that she must find a way to mend herself, gain control of her life, and pursue her dreams—her heart and soul depend on it."
Kristen Burnham knew that she was destined to be either a world-famous paleontologist or a writer. The dinosaur gig never took off, so its a good thing she had a back-up plan. When she's not writing, she is hunting around for the best Korean BBQ food, reading, watching dramas (Korean, Chinese, British - if its dramatic, she'll watch it), listening to music in foreign languages, and having arguments with her menagerie of imaginary friends (a.k.a. book characters).