- Author Bio
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella comes an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything.
Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” But since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will? It’s simply not in her nature to say no to people.
So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. Turns out the computer’s owner is an investment manager. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, Sebastian scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. But Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?
Then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. She wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. And Seb agrees, until the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from small favors to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?
Story Locale: London, England
RECENT BESTSELLING STANDALONE NOVEL: Surprise Me was a bestseller on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly lists.
MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE: was an instant bestseller with staying power. It struck a chord with readers because of its love story, relatable protagonist, and relevant topic of how one can present a perfect life on social media when the truth is far different.
TRADEMARK KINSELLA THEMES THAT RESONATE: the heart of Kinsella’s newest novel is another unlikely love story featuring a flawed but incredibly endearing protagonist on a journey to discover who she is while she falls in love—told with great insight and wit.
Marketing: National advertising campaign
Online marketing outreach
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Publicity: National/local review and feature print attention
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Author Website: www.sophiekinsella.com
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“A delightful, irresistible romp.”—Booklist
“[A] fun story about family, loyalty, and taking charge of your own life…Kinsella creates a charming story full of quirky characters and laugh-out-loud dialogue…. [Her] many fans will devour this warm and hilarious read.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This book is a shot of pure joy!”—Jenny Colgan, author of The Bookshop on the Corner
“I Owe You One is another impossibly delightful story by Sophie Kinsella, a must-read for her die-hard fans and new readers alike.”—PopSugar
“Kinsella offers another winning novel…. [Her] reliable mix of humor and spot-on insights into both romantic and familial relationships adds spice as Fixie finally learns to take charge and speak her mind, making this a surefire hit for Kinsella’s fans.”—Publishers Weekly