with A.J. Sass
Savvy Sheldon Feels
Good as Hell
An In-Person Event • Book Passage (SF Ferry Building)
Wed., March 30th • 5:00pm PT
Savvy is dumped for her work ethic and her weight, spurring plans for a revenge body to make her ex regret his poor decision. Nothing can prepare her for a whirlwind romance with the contractor hired to renovate her kitchen, as she realizes her ex's regrets are none of her concern. Savvy regains her confidence, owning her own curves, and lets go of her ex for good.
Oakland native and law grad, Taj McCoy, is committed to writing stories championing Black and multiracial women of color, plus-sized protagonists, Black love, and characters with a strong sense of sisterhood and familial bonds. Her debut novel--a romcom featuring a plus-size heroine--SAVVY SHELDON'S FEELING GOOD AS HELL will be published by MIRA Books (Harlequin HarperCollins). When she’s not writing, she may be on Twitter boosting other marginalized writers, trying to zen out in yoga, sharing recipes on her website, or cooking private supper club meals for close friends.
A. J. Sass (he/they) is an author whose narrative interests lie at the intersection of identity, neurodiversity, and allyship. His debut novel, Ana on the Edge, was a 2020 Booklist Editors’ Choice, an ALA 2021 Rainbow Book List Top 10 for Young Readers, and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection. His sophomore novel, Ellen Outside the Lines, is also a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection. A. J. is the co-author of Camp QUILTBAG* (Algonquin, 2023) and a contributor to the This Is Our Rainbow (Knopf Books for Young Readers) and Allies (DK/Penguin Random House) anthologies. When he’s not writing, A. J. figure skates and travels as much as possible. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his partner and two cats who act like dogs.
Taj McCoy photo by Alaysia Jordan; A.J. Sass photo courtesy of the author