Publishing my FIRST young adult novel!

I have been a big reader for a long time, and now I'm going to become an author!

The news is out – I’m publishing my FIRST young adult novel titled “Rules for Fake Girlfriends”.

The book is slated for a fall 2025 publication date through Wednesday Books, an imprint of The St. Martin’s Publishing Group.

Read the full press release below:

(NEW YORK, NY – February 13, 2024) Young Sheldon star Raegan Revord will publish her debut young adult novel, RULES FOR FAKE GIRLFRIENDS, with Wednesday Books, an imprint of The St. Martin’s Publishing Group. North American publishing rights were acquired by Eileen Rothschild, VP, Associate Publisher of Wednesday Books from Rick Richter of Aevitas Creative Management, who represents the author. For fans of She Gets The Girl, Anna and the French Kiss and I Kissed Shara Wheeler, RULES FOR FAKE GIRLFRIENDS cleverly plays with rom-com tropes to deliver a heartfelt and satisfying read. Publication is slated for fall 2025 and the book will be available in hardcover, ebook, and audio formats. 

Raegan says, “I’ve been a fan of Wednesday Books since I began reading YA, so to have my debut novel be published under Eileen’s expertise and guidance has been a dream come true. I am so excited for readers to go on this journey with Avery and her friends. Inclusive Stories are more important now than ever and I’m excited to have been given the opportunity to share Rules for Fake Girlfriends with readers.”

“Wednesday Books is incredibly excited to be publishing Raegan’s wonderful debut novel. From page one you are immersed in Avery’s journey as she navigates grief, first love and where she fits in the world. It is a ride you want to be a part of and we can’t wait for readers everywhere to experience it,” says Eileen Rothschild, VP, Associate Publisher of Wednesday Books.

Avery Blackwell is a planner. She’s the kind of person who likes rules and structure, and at 18, she knows exactly what she’s doing with her life. After graduation, she’ll attend Columbia, major in pre-med, and become a doctor, and so far, she’s perfectly on track. That is until her mom tragically dies. Aside from their shared love of rom-com, Avery and her mom didn’t have much in common, but that doesn’t make the loss any easier. And neither does the letter her mother left for her, begging her to abandon Columbia and attend her alma mater, Brighton College in England. The letter also contains a postcard-sized photograph with a clue – a clue just like the ones her mom used to leave for her during the elaborate scavenger hunts she created for Avery as a kid.  

Before she knows it she is on the train from Heathrow to Brighton College. There she meets Charlie, a girl who appears out of nowhere and pleads for Avery to pretend to be her girlfriend. Avery and Charlie bond quickly, and when Charlie learns of Avery’s scavenger hunt, she happily agrees to help her and Avery offers to continue playing the role of Charlie’s girlfriend.

The clues from Avery’s mom take Avery and Charlie all over Brighton, and as Avery begins to feel closer to a mother she never really understood, she also starts to feel closer to Charlie. But Charlie – like her mom – has secrets of her own and is very clearly hiding something despite their growing relationship.

As a rising talent, Raegan Revord is steadily building an impressive body of work and quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood.

Raegan currently stars in CBS’s hit comedy series YOUNG SHELDON as fan-favorite ‘Missy Cooper’, the title character’s sassy and brash twin sister. Set as a prequel to the Emmy-nominated THE BIG BANG THEORY, the series has consistently been one of primetime’s most watched comedies. It’s currently in its 7th season.

Off screen, Raegan is a dedicated writer and is currently authoring a YA book. She is also an avid reader and used Instagram to launch her own book club, Read With Raegan. The online book club is a space where young adults, like Raegan, can come together and celebrate everything there is to love about books, including favorite reads, author interviews and more. Since its launch in 2022, the book club has grown into a community of thought-provoking recommendations and conversations.

Raegan’s passions also extend into her local community. Her desire to help the less fortunate sparked an idea to create Homeless Helpers, a local initiative aimed at providing small care packages and other necessary items for those who are currently without homes. Additionally, she is a passionate and outspoken advocate for rescuing animals and is a Junior Ambassador for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Born in San Diego, Raegan currently resides in Los Angeles with her parents and four rescue dogs.

Macmillan Publishers is the U.S. trade division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Its publishing companies include prominent imprints around the world that publish a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Stralus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, The St. Martin’s Publishing Group, and Tor Publishing Group. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.