Laura Heffernan – AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR
AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR
Life after college isn’t what Jen hoped: Her low-paying job is uninspiring, her apartment is tiny, and she’s suffocating under overdue medical bills. When she finds an ad seeking puzzle-loving, adventurous 21-25 year-olds for a competition-based reality show with a cash prize, Jen grasps at a solution to her problems.
Any uncertainties about the wisdom of pinning her future to a TV show evaporate when Jen finds herself unemployed, single, and homeless. She moves into an all-glass, fishbowl-shaped house in Los Angeles with eleven strangers. Jen leaps into the competition, solving puzzles, exploring mazes, and having the time of her life. Things change when Jen finds herself embroiled in a love triangle, battling another woman for the attention of fellow contestant Justin. As the show progresses, she struggles to win viewer votes while trying to tell what’s real and what’s part of the show. It’s a tricky balancing act, and it’s hard to manage without lying, cheating, or backstabbing—three things that don’t seem to bother her competition. When Jen finds out she’s on the verge of elimination, she must decide whether to sacrifice her values, the money, or her chance at love.
Available March 2017 with Kensington / Lyrical Shine.