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Kiley Roache

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Roache grew up in La Grange and graduated from Nazareth Academy.

Biography: Kiley Roache, graduated from Stanford University in 2018. Harlequin Teen published her novel, Frat Girl, about a college student and ardent feminist who is the first woman to join a fraternity. She has worked as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune's teen publication The Mash and the San Francisco Chronicle's SFGATE. She has blogged at Huffington Post Teen. Roache is currently working for the Wall Street Journal in London as the Daniel Pearl Journalism intern. She then will pursue a master's degree in journalism.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers


Selected Titles

Frat girl /
ISBN: 0373212348 OCLC: 1029333308

Frat house Delta Tau Chi is on the verge of being banned from the school after being accused of offensive, sexist behavior. With one shot at a scholarship to the school of her dreams, Cassie pitches an unusual research project: to pledge DTC, take on the boys' club and provide proof of their misogynistic behavior. After meeting some of the pledges, Cassie realizes things aren't as simple as they appeared. With her academic future on the line, and her heart all tangled in a web of her own making, Cassie may have to reexamine a few truths and misconceptions.

Killer content /
ISBN: 0593427491 OCLC: 1258044526

Six teen influencers begin turning on each other when one member of their group is found dead in the infinity pool of the Malibu beachfront mansion where they all live.

The dating game /
ISBN: 1335017569 OCLC: 1090302094

When a notoriously difficult class for future entrepreneurs leads to three freshmen developing the next "it" app for dating on college campuses, all hell breaks loose... Type A control freak Sara lives by her color-coordinated Post-it notes. Rich boy Braden wants out from under his billionaire father's thumb. Scholarship student Roberto can't afford for his grades to drop. When the three are forced to work together in one of the university's most difficult classes, tension rises to the breaking point... until, shockingly, the silly dating app they create proves to be the most viable project in class. Late nights of app development, interest from investors and unexpected romance are woven into a true-to-live college drama that explores what it means to really connect online and IRL.