Confirmed nerds will revel in a diverse cast, zany fandoms, and cosplaying crowds, but this is for any reader seeking a smart breezy, coming-of-age about finding your friends—and finding your inconvenient self.

About the Book

Episode 1 & Bullet Journal

Planning is Zoe Rosenthal’s superpower. She has faith in a properly organized to-do list and avoids unnecessary risks. Her mental checklist goes something like this:

1) Meet soulmate: DONE!
2) Make commitment: DONE!
3) Marriage: TO COME! (after college).

She isn’t sure which college yet, but it will have a strong political science department, since her perfect boyfriend, Simon, plans to “save the country and everything.” Zoe will follow along, the perfect girlfriend.

Only now, Zoe’s on a plane to Atlanta, sneaking off to Dragon Con for the second season premiere of Bleeders. The show is subject to her boyfriend’s lofty scorn, but Zoe is nothing like these colorful hordes “wearing their inside on their outside.” Once her flirtation with fandom is over, she will get back to the important business of planning a future with Simon. The trouble is, right now, Bleeders—and her fellow “Bloodygits”—may just mean the world to her. Will a single night of nerdery be enough?

About Nancy

"I don’t know if I have literary influences. Probably. But I know for sure that several books I read early on were (for good or bad) life influences: The Cat in the Hat, Harriet the Spy, A Little Princess, Far From the Madding Crowd, and Jane Eyre.”

Interested in Nancy's adult memoir in comics? Go to Graphic Novel Memoir.


Nancy on Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good