Monday, December 2, 2013

Out of Tune

Out of Tune is a fabulous new adult novel written by Michelle Argyle, a very talented author and a dear friend of mine. This book holds a special place in my heart. Michelle told me the story idea before she ever set pen to paper (or hands to keys), and I was lucky enough to read an early draft.

Michelle always writes cleanly and beautifully, but this book blew me away. It's my absolute favorite piece of her writing. I was so drawn in to this story of Maggie, a young woman trying to find her place in the world--whether that's in or out of the shadow of her famous country star parents, whether it's singing with her own out-of-tune voice or writing lyrics for others, or whether it's in the arms of her best friend (and of-and-on-again boyfriend) or her new voice teacher.

I play guitar and sing, and I was amazed at how authentically Michelle captured the feel and art and detailed intricacy of these things. And I'm a huge fan of romance, and this book definitely had me swooning. I'm so proud of Michelle and this story and can't wait for it to be released on December 3rd so everyone else can join in the fun of reading it, too!

On a very cool and special note, Michelle surprised me with copy of the book the other day, and she dedicated it to me! It was a totally surreal moment that made me cry. Thank you, Michelle!

So, without further gushing (because I could do that forever), here's more about Out of Tune, including an awesome book trailer below.

Twenty-year-old Maggie Roads’ parents are legendary in the country music world. She wants nothing more than to follow in their footsteps, but the limelight isn’t reserved for singers who can’t carry a tune, let alone keep a rhythm.

When her parents tell her they’re getting divorced, Maggie decides it’s time to leave home and take her future into her own hands. Moving in with Cole, her best friend and sometimes boyfriend, might not be the best of ideas, but she’s got to start somewhere. Their off-and-on romance gets even more complicated when Maggie crushes on her new voice teacher, Nathan, who unlocks her stunning potential. A sensational music career of her own is finally within reach, but Maggie might need more than perfect pitch to find what she’s really looking for.

Official Release Date: December 3, 2013
Available Formats: all eBook formats and Print
Available Where: Everywhere online books are sold, as well as ordering from bookstores
Publisher: MDA Books
Official Book Page with Links:


  1. Can't wait to get my own signed copy!! :-)

  2. Katie, your kind words have touched me. Thank you so much. *HUGS*

  3. I saw this on...someone else's blog! I can't remember whose...haha. But it sounds so good. I think I'm gonna have to give her a read!

  4. I got my copy in the mail today. I'm so excited to read it:) I'd forgotten you guys talked about it so early in the writing process. So very cool. I am ridiculously in love with this cover.

  5. Oh my gosh---Michelle dedicated it to you! That is so sweet and beautiful. I think there's something so cool about being immortalized on paper. I've seen Michelle around forever and commented on her blog a couple of times, but we've never chatted. I love her heart-felt posts--she definitely has a way with words. This is way cool, Kathryn. It's also such a neat feeling to be a beta reader and know you helped make magical stories just a touch better. :)

  6. saw that on facebook, and had to oogle it with you! I feel a click coming on Amazon straight to her book!! Nathan just may be one hot commodity to read about. :)

  7. It's an interesting synchronicity -- I've talked to a bunch of people recently who felt like they were "forced" to pursue a career in music because that was what their parents were into, which is such a stark contrast to me, since I tend to see myself as pursuing music in spite of the boring, staid lives of my parents. :) I guess it goes to show you that any pursuit can be a drag if it's not what you're really destined for, as the protagonist of this novel seems to find.