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Brieanna Wilkoff

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Brieanna Wilkoff (she/her) is an award-winning author of contemporary young adult stories about friendship, romance, and family that tug at the heartstrings. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of kindness, the importance of theatre, and the awesomeness of ’80s rock, themes that are highlighted in her debut YA novel, I’ll Be There for You, which was inspired by her family’s commitment to kindness, including performing 100 kind acts in a single day.

In her day job, Brieanna works as an editor for a pharmaceutical advertising agency specializing in oncology. Her second YA novel, Beyond the Bucket List, about a seventeen-year-old girl with cancer, explores how we can make the most of whatever time we have, especially when that time is running out.

Brieanna lives in Westerville, Ohio, with her husband, daughter, and dog. You can visit her online at or on Substack @BrieannaWilkoff.

I'll Be There For You

I'll Be There For You

Rae Ballester loves movie musicals and—thanks to her dad—’80s rock. Since he died a year ago, his favorite music helps keep his memory alive. Struggling to move on, Rae keeps her head down and earbuds in, but shunning the world has cost her even her closest friendships, leaving her the “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

When Rae meets Mac, a boy with a charming smile who thinks any problem can be solved with a show tune, she cautiously welcomes their easy banter. With his humor, enthusiasm, and well-curated Broadway playlists, Mac slowly edges his way into her heart, but when he proves “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” Rae thinks about withdrawing to the comfort of hair metal and the silver screen.

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