Tobias Madden releases new YA book: TAKE A BOW, NOAH MITCHELL

Tobias is an author and editor from Sydney, Australia. His debut young adult fiction novel, the ABIA Award-shortlisted ANYTHING BUT FINE, is out now in Australia and New Zealand (Penguin Teen) and in the US (Page Street YA). His second YA novel, TAKE A BOW, NOAH MITCHELL, is coming to Aus/NZ 30 August 2022 and the US Jan 3, 2023.

Originally from Ballarat, Tobias worked for ten years as a performer, touring Australia and New Zealand with musicals such as Mary PoppinsCATSSingin’ in the Rain, and Guys and Dolls. In 2019, he edited and published UNDERDOG, the first #LoveOzYA short story anthology for previously unpublished Aussie young adult fiction writers. Also in 2019, he wrote the cabaret show Siblingship, which played to sold out audiences in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra. Tobias is a passionate member of the #LoveOzYA and LGBTQ+ communities, and currently works part-time in theatre marketing.

Noah is in love with his online best friend. Which is a huge problem, for the following reasons:

1. His crush has no idea.

2. Noah only knows him as his gaming avatar.

3. There’s zero chance they’ll ever meet in real life.

So, when Noah sees an opportunity to secretly meet his crush, he takes it. Even though he’ll have to join the cast of a local production of Chicago with his self-obsessed mother. Even though he’ll need to lie to his best (and only) friend. And even though he’ll have to sing and dance in front of actual people. Because love is worth the risk. And, really, what could possibly go wrong?

Sassy, fresh and vibrant – Tobias is a master at authentic, snappy teen dialogue, as well as being able to nail that perfect mix of hilarious and heart-warming, and creating characters who feel real. It’s the Australian LGBTQ+ romance we’ve been waiting for!


Click here to pre-order TAKE A BOW, NOAH MITCHELL.

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator, and is the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief of AussieTheatre.com. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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