Offline: A Novel

Meagan is a seventeen-year-old netaholic, addicted to online dating but scared to death to take those online “relationships” offline. Banished by her parents to her gay hippie grandfather’s farm (where the cell reception is terrible!), she is so not looking forward to a techno-free summer of gardening and cleaning house. When two offline boys fall for her at a Netaholics Anonymous meeting, she desperately enlists her bestie Sheila to help extradite herself from such an awkward situation. Good luck with that! Falling in with a ragtag bunch of Luddites, Meagan joins a zany softball team, takes the game of Scrabble to a whole new level, and gets immersed in the world of invertebrate sex—all the while coming to terms with her raging netaholism and discovering the joys and heartbreaks of offline relationships.

Offline is a romantic romp through the dark underbelly of technology. Equally parts serious and ridiculous, this fast paced romantic comedy for adults and young adults gently pokes fun at the perils and pitfalls of the online world.

Brian Adams of Northampton, MA

Brian Adams' most recent book, the YA rom-com environmental activist novel KABOOM!, won gold medals at the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the Literary Classics Book Awards. He is also author of the adult cli-fi/rom com novel, Love in the Time of Climate Change, Forward Reviews 2014 IndieFAB Gold Winner for Humor. He is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science at Greenfield Community College and lives with his wonderful wife and cat in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Marketing & Publicity
  • Working with publicist Ben Tanzer for national campaign — Rumpus interview, Spectrum Culture, BookTrib, and more
  • Author will be appearing on Northampton, Massachusetts radio shows with extensive media coverage in New England region
  • launch on Earth Day for GWP event on April 26th at Next Stage Arts with booksales by Everyone's Books