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Queens of Geek Jen Wilde


Three friends. Two love stories. One convention.

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When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.

Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Jason Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.


“This is it, you guys,” I say as we approach. “Everything we’ve always dreamed about. This is our Holy Grail.”

Charlie, Jamie and I stand before it side by side, tears in our eyes as we admire its indescribable beauty.

“Our Disneyland,” Charlie adds.

Jamie nods. “Our Graceland. I can’t believe we’re actually here.”

We each take in a deep breath.

“Are we truly worthy of so much awesome?” I ask.

Charlie takes a brave step forward. “Yes. We are.”

When we say it, it’s a whisper, like the name itself is to be cherished. “SupaCon.”

We take the final steps towards the building.

Crowds of cosplayers line the entrances.

I smile at those who look my way.

My geeky kindred spirits.


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Paperback: $10.99
ISBN 9781250111395

E-book: $7.12
ISBN 9781250111388

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"This is the geeky, queer book of our dreams. ... This fluffy, nerdy book is perfect for cosplayers and convention-lovers." —Seventeen

"Full of irreverent humor and in-jokes, it’s geeky and funny, with a heavy dose of self-discovery and introspection from the main characters, Charlie and Taylor. ... Seeing girls and women uplifting, protecting, and loving each other is extremely powerful especially in the context of fandom. The book deals head on with issues of mental health, body shaming, sexuality, and internet celebrity, handling them with a delicate and skillful touch." —Teen Vogue

"Jen Wilde's book about two best friends—one a bisexual young woman of color, the other a young [autistic] woman . . . dealing with anxiety—will be a favorite of anyone who is a fan of geek culture. . . . This fun book about fierce friendships gives voice to a group of diverse female characters who are so defined by so much more than just their mental health and sexuality." —Bustle

Queens of Geek is an emotional, lively story full of characters that leap off the page and slip their hands into yours, inviting you into a world where the geeks and nerds are royalty and fandom is court. Richly realized and defiantly affirming, Queens of Geek reminds us that adventures and romances aren't limited to archetypes but are, in fact, for all of us.” —Katherine Locke, author of Second Position, moderator of #GayYABookClub

"This celebration of geek culture and fandom promotes diversity and being true to oneself." —School Library Journal

"Queens of Geek is full of book and movie references and is a fun look at the fandom convention phenomena. Taylor's anxiety and experience with Asperger's are treated with sensitivity. ... A fun, quick read that will appeal to romance readers and self-proclaimed geeks." —VOYA

"I had a really long and rough week, and this book was exactly what I needed to escape into on Friday night. It is fun, powerful, geeky, sweet, and cool. This, to me, is truly a book that accurately describes an example of what it is to be living in this time. . . . I encourage your nerdy, awkward, lovable, powerful self to pick it up! #LoveYourWeird" —Book Nerds Across America

"I’m so blown away by how much fun this book was to read. Super adorable romance, really diverse and relatable characters, wonderful writing, this book has it all." —Bibliophile Gathering

“It was a delightful read. … This book, in my opinion, is just so empowering!” —brio, Swoon Reader

“This is the first book I’ve ever read that I see myself in. I felt like Taylor was me. … I wish I could have had this book 20 years ago. One of the best things I’ve read in years.” —Mandy.Valentine, Swoon Reader

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78 comments on "Queens of Geek"

Julia Weaver on May 20, 2017, 2:44 p.m. said:

Julia Weaver

I've read the whole thing twice now! I really like it! I won't deny that it does have its flaws, but what piece of media doesn't have flaws? I'd honestly love to see what Jamie, Charlie, and Taylor's lives are like outside of the convention. Also, Taylor's so cute. She's basically me. Sorta. >/////<

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sam willows on April 9, 2017, 2:49 p.m. said:

sam willows

This book was incredible! I'd had never read a book with such good bi representation, and seeing a vivid and lovable character such as Charlie was a grreat experience. I also had never read a book that showed anxiety in a real way like this book did. A true masterpiece!

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rosie brooks on April 16, 2016, 1:14 p.m. said:

rosie brooks

I'm so excited that this is getting published! I can't wait to buy it!

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Emilie on April 15, 2016, 3:28 p.m. said:


i really like the story so far but i feel like the author could make her characters move more and maybe give us a little more history on some of the characters.

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Cheryl Rydbom on March 29, 2016, 3:51 p.m. said:

Cheryl Rydbom

Go, girl power! This is a very positive book, fairly light dealing with just a trio of friends at a fandom con. I liked how Charlie's orientation wasn't the conflict, it was more about issues with her ex. I did think that some of the issues were a little too easily handled (the anxiety, the name calling, etc), but the message was so overwhelmingly positive and powerful that you can forgive it.

It mostly reminded me of The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher, but there were shades of Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl as well.

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Cheryl Rydbom on March 28, 2016, 2:04 p.m. said:

Cheryl Rydbom

Three or four chapters in, this is exactly what I like to find on my shelf when I'm looking for light, YA contemporary. So far, the main difference from others of the genre is that Charlie is famous, pulled straight from the tabloids... And of course, our main three are (if not all originally) from Australia, which adds another dimension. I'll definitely keep reading.

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Bre Pendergrass on March 21, 2016, 11:53 p.m. said:

Bre Pendergrass

I'm so excited to be able to have this book on my shelf and see the changes that happen between now and then. I love that Taylor and Charlie are both such strong women in their own ways. It's a really wonderful portrayal of friendship.

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Jen Wilde on March 23, 2016, 7:44 p.m. said:

Jen Wilde

Yay! Thank you so much, Bre! I'm so glad you liked it :D

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Rose Renny on March 19, 2016, 6:51 p.m. said:

Rose Renny

The book was so good. I would love more fluff/romance scenes with Taylor and Jaimie. I can't compare it with any book. It is unique. It's the perfect romance, and teenage love book.

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Jen Wilde on March 21, 2016, 5:33 p.m. said:

Jen Wilde

Thank you SO much, Rose! What a wonderful comment to wake up to! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :D Thanks for reading and commenting!

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