Introducing the Latest Release in Young Adult Fiction,
RISING STAR, Now Available !


RISING STAR is this year’s must-read young adult novel

The highly anticipated YA novel is the first in THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART SERIES from debut YA author Michele Kwasniewski.

Best Young Adult Fiction Novel Rising Star

About RISING STAR, a New Young Adult Novel

In the first book in THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART series, RISING STAR, fifteen-year-old Dani Truehart is living a life that is not quite her own. On the brink of discovery, doubts begin to creep into Dani’s mind as she questions her own desire for fame. She wonders whether she can trust the motivations of the adults who are driving her forward.

Isolated from her life at home and trying to stay apace with her demanding schedule, Dani struggles to find her voice as an artist and stay connected to those she loves. Finding herself unprepared to handle the pressures of her future singing career, Dani’s debut album and future stardom are at risk of falling apart.


While [Rising Star] is an obvious must-read for its YA audience, I think you will love it if you once were a teenage girl (I was not) or parent to one (I was).

J. Perez-Gillespie

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This was an amazing book that not only my daughter loved but I LOVED it too! So excited to read the next book in the series to see what happens to Dani.

A.M. Gregg

Such a great read!! Looking forward to book 2, I’m hooked!!

Suzi M.