Side Effects


High school Sophomore, Whitney Connolly, is living in a house turned upside down. After her father abandoned his five children, just months after their mother’s death, her oldest brother dropped-out of medical school to try and keep the family together. As if that weren’t enough, Whitney’s medication gives her musical hallucinations that disconnect her from reality and score the drama with her siblings and the high school mean girls to pop music. Meanwhile, sister Lexi parties too hard, brother Jason can’t deal, and the youngest Connolly, Sam, is just trying to survive middle school. As long as they can stick together, there’s a chance they can track down their dad and bring him home. Unfortunately, the family is on the verge of breaking up and one wrong note could disband them before they find him. 

About The Author

Awesomeness Ink is located in Glendale, CA.

JEN CALONITA is the author of many young adult novels, including Summer State of Mind and the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series. Secrets, which is about a teen TV star on the rise, was inspired by her job as an entertainment editor at a teen magazine where she interviewed everyone from Justin Timberlake to Zac Efron. She lives in New York City. is produced by Meryl Moss Media, a leading book industry publicity firm which for more than 25 years has helped authors discover who they are and who they strive to be through publicity campaigns that are seamless, newsworthy and on target. Many debut authors, those trying to build a following, and established writers come to us for help with positioning, media exposure, marketing and social media.