Gossip Girl Meets West Wing in New YA Ebook Series by Hollywood Writing Team

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Jan. 16, 2013 - PRLog -- When Barack Obama is sworn in at the presidential inauguration on the 21st of this month, it will be confirmed that the world has front-row seats to the coming-of-age of Malia and Sasha Obama. As Michelle Obama accurately put it: “They are the first kids in the White House growing up where everybody’s got a cellphone and everybody’s watching. You may be having a moment, but somebody could use that moment and try to define you forever.”

Georgetown Academy, the newly released young adult mini-series by Hollywood writing team Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz is full of teenage “moments”, where one seemingly innocuous misstep can spark a national controversy. Set inside DC’s most elite prep school, Georgetown Academy tells the story of political sons and daughters who practice their own brand of mud-slinging, sex scandals and power plays, and where the only rule is: whatever you do, don’t get caught.

Aside from its highly engaging and relevant plot, Georgetown Academy has another unique feature: an interactive capability enabled by Silicon Valley publisher Coliloquy that lets readers choose which of the four main characters they want to follow. Depending on their choices, readers will see different shades of scandalous behavior, unexpected liaisons, and secret betrayals.


- On November 7th, authors Jessica and Alyssa were featured on E! News discussing Malia Obama and life at GA
- Eva Longoria, actress and Obama campaign co-chair tweeted that she is “addicted to the series” and that it is “Fun, juicy, scandalous, just like DC”
- Patrick Shriver, son of Arnold Schwarzenneger and Maria Shriver, tweeted “ I dont know why a grown man is reading a YA novel but Georgetown Academy is freaking good!!”
- Josh Schwartz, creator of Gossip Girl and the OC calls it “ smart, sexy and insanely addictive, the new ‘Must-Read’ series”
- KIIS FM’s Ellen K calls GA “ a juicy, scandalous new book series available now”.


- In preparing to write the book authors Alyssa and Jessica conducted research with alumni of the famous schools on which Georgetown Academy is based. They have true, insider stories that they can share.
- How does GA compare to Dana Brody’s school in Homeland? Obama watches Homeland, would he want his daughters to read Georgetown Academy?
- Blue, red or teen? In a politically polarized nation being a teenager is color-blind. The characters in Georgetown Academy come from both parties and each side sees its share of scandal and betrayal.
- Politics and Parenting: Who does it right? Is being a “normal” family possible when your father is the President?
- Competitions and Giveaways: We have ebooks and ereaders to give away!


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