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Arianne Costner is a past English teacher who lives in the middle of the desert with two toddlers bent on destroying her house. When she isn't writing, she can be found playing the piano and composing music. She was a Pitchwars mentee in 2017, and a Pitchwars mentor in 2018. Her debut, MY LIFE AS A POTATO, is being published by Random House in Spring 2020, with a second novel to follow in 2021. ...more

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Arianne Costner I was at a college sports game, and as I was watching the mascot do some crazy dance, I said to my husband, "I should write a book about a mascot. Lik…moreI was at a college sports game, and as I was watching the mascot do some crazy dance, I said to my husband, "I should write a book about a mascot. Like, a mascot that is something totally dorky and he doesn't want anyone to know about it." My husband suggested that there are potato mascots in Idaho, and that sealed the deal. My seventh grade students at the time were obsessed with potatoes and thought they were hilarious. And they really kind of are. :) (less)
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My Life as a Potato

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I had high expectations, but I must say, this surpassed all of them. The dueling narratives aspect was so intriguing and clever--I was hooked till the very end. The chemistry/romance was super sweet and believable, and I felt like I understood Paige ...more
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CANNOT EMPHASIZE ENOUGH HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS. I read it all in one day, smiling and cackling throughout the whole thing. Perfect mood-lifter

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Fun, lighthearted romcom--just what I needed! Love the quirkiness/dorkiness of the two MCs and their cute love story. Laughed/snorted several times. The zombie contest near the end really had me in suspense, and I love how it wrapped up. Clever plot, ...more
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Wow wow wow was this a delight! Mulrox was born to be a poet... but all his ideas are terrible. When his bad ideas come to life in the form of malcognitos, he sets off on a quest with them

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Grace was a delight to read about. Such a relatable character.

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