Hey World,

DATING DOWN comes out today!

It’s a story filled with swoon-worthy kisses and joyrides through Chicago on Vespas and the whirling, twirling rush of love.

a kiss

It’s also a good-girl-meets-bad-boy with drugs, parties and heartbreak story.

a tear

And a story about self-love. One girl falling down and picking herself back up.

a vamoose

About the book


She thought she loved him. She thought she could change him. She thought if she just believed in him enough, his cheating and his drugs and his lying would stop, and she’d be his and he’d be hers and they’d love each other forever.

But for Samantha Henderson, X—the boy she will not name—is trouble. He’s older, edgier, bohemian . . . and when he starts paying attention to Sam, she can’t resist him. Samantha’s family and friends try to warn her, but still she stays with him, risking her future and everything that really matters.

As moody and vivid as it is captivating, Dating Down is told in scenes and bursts of poetry that create a story filled with hurt, healing, and hope.

DATING DOWN is available NOW!!

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Stefanie Lyons holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she’s not writing, she’s organizing her locker, crushing on boys, practicing her clarinet, or getting ready for prom. In her head, that is. Because her teen years were great. Stefanie resides in Chicago. DATING DOWN is her first novel. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram