FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Following in the footsteps of her Ã¼berfamous grandma, eighteen-year-old Evie Jones is poised to be Hollywoods next big star. That is until a close friends betrayal leads to her being blacklisted . . .
Fortunately, Evie knows just the thing to save her floundering career: a public appearance with Americas most beloved actress—her grandma Gigi, aka the Evelyn Conaway. The only problem? Gigi is a recluse whos been out of the limelight for almost twenty years. Days before Evie plans to present her grandma with an honorary award in front of Hollywoods elite, Gigi does the unthinkable: she disappears.
With time running out and her comeback on the line, Evie reluctantly enlists the help of the last person to see Gigi before she vanished: Milo Williams, a cute musician Evie isnt sure she can trust. As Evie and Milo conduct a wild manhunt across New York City, romance and adventure abound while Evie makes some surprising discoveries about her grandma—and herself.
Kristina Forest was born and raised in Lawnside, New Jersey, a teeny tiny town that was also the first self-governing African American community north of the Mason-Dixon line. She started dancing when she was seven and her dream job was to be a backup dancer for Michael Jackson. By the time she was seventeen, shed realized she loved writing more than dancing, so she enrolled at Rowan University and majored in Writing Arts, and then earned an MFA in Creative Writing at the New School. Kristina works in childrens book publishing and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with two huge bookshelves. I Wanna Be Where You Are
was her first novel.