Announcing Art Boss


Artist Piper Perish has moved from her hometown of Houston, Texas, to New York City. Her days are spent exploring; her nights are filled with painting. It’s her lifelong dream come true . . . . Except life in the city isn’t as glamorous as it looks from afar. Piper’s high-pressure work as an assistant to a famous modern artist takes away time from her own art. And Piper’s new friend Grace, a budding activist, has Piper beginning to wonder if making great art is really enough.

In a story that stands alone but can be read as a companion novel to Piper Perish, acclaimed author Kayla Cagan returns with Piper’s powerful and utterly authentic journey of growing up into a strong, independent young woman—as she learns how to make life about art, and how to make that art matter. Art Boss will have readers asking big questions along with Piper. What is art for? What can art do? And how can a young artist change the world?

To Pre-order Art Boss at your favorite independent bookstore, click here. If you’re ready to pre-order at Barnes and Noble, try this link. And if you shop Amazon, here ya go!

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ALA’s Booklist reviews ART BOSS!

I’m so happy to share this 2nd ART BOSS review, this time from Booklist. Thank you, American Library Association. Art... Read more

Kirkus Reviews likes ART BOSS!

ART BOSS received it’s first trade review today and it’s a lovely one. (See ⬇️) Thank you, Kirkus Reviews.  Preordering... Read more

YA 2018 Booklist: The Revolution will Be Anthologized

This Publisher’s Weekly list is excellent, and I’m so happy that ART BOSS is included on it.

Podcasts! Variety Shows! Oh My!

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about kayla

Kayla Cagan is from Houston, Texas. Piper Perish is her debut YA novel, with a second novel on the way from Chronicle Books in 2018. Her short plays and monologues have been published by Applause Books and Smith and Kraus. She has also contributed comics and essays to assorted collections, including Girl Crush Zine, Womanthology, and Unite and Take Over: Stories Inspired by the Smiths. Cagan lives with her husband, the screenwriter Josh A. Cagan and their dog, the chihuahua Banjo L. Cagan, in Los Angeles.

(Photo by Jenn KL Photography)

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