Making Hey Nonny Nonny Cocktails and Q&A with McKelle George!


Hello, everyone! I had so much fun with author McKelle George mixing up Hey Nonny Nonny cocktails to pair with Speak Easy, Speak Love and chatting about her wonderful debut novel, which is out TODAY!!!!

Check out our Q&A to find out why this is one of my favorite debut novels of the year!


Making Hey Nonny Nonny Cocktails and Q&A with McKelle George!

*This cocktail pairing is for those of legal drinking age only.*

About the Book

book coverby McKelle George

Publisher: Greenwillow Books/ HarperCollins

Release Date: September 19, 2017

Genre: Young Adult, Retellings, Historical

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Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic

misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer.

Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother, John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.

Hilariously clever and utterly charming, McKelle George’s debut novel is full of intrigue and 1920s charm. For fans of Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, and Anna Godbersen.

About the Author


McKelle George is a reader, writer of clumsy rebels, perpetual doodler, and associate librarian at the best library in the world. She mentors with Salt Lake Teen Writes and plays judge for the Poetry Out Loud teen competitions (but has no poetic talent herself). Her debut young adult novel Speak Easy, Speak Love comes out from Greenwillow/HarperCollins in 2017, and she currently lives in Salt Lake City with an enormous white german shepherd and way, way too many books.



  • 1 ARC of Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
  • Pre-order swag including:
    • 1 Speak Easy, Speak Love bookmark
    • 1 signed Speak Easy, Speak Love bookplate
    • 1 signed Speak Easy, Speak Love postcard
    • The full set of Speak Easy, Speak Love character cards.



Thanks so much to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this incredible tour! Be sure to check out their website here!

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8 thoughts on “Making Hey Nonny Nonny Cocktails and Q&A with McKelle George!

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Thanks so much, Michelle!!! ❤️ It was so much fun. Thanks for letting me participate in this tour! McKelle is brilliant! I love chatting books with her! ☺️

  1. LairOfBooks says:

    eeeek! the release date snuck up on me with this one *for shame* buying my copy today, There isn’t a YA book set in the 20’s that I won’t p/u. Hey Nonny Nonny sounds like a place I’d like to have some drinks in…well in its basement anyways lol. Watching your video as soon as I get to my desk 🙂

  2. bookprincessreviews says:

    *scrambles to write down the recipe because that cocktail looks fantastic* SO excited that this book is finalllllllllllllllllllllllly out now. I have it sitting to the side of me, ready to be read. Wonderful interview yet again!

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      It’s the easiest cocktail ever, but it actually is delicious! LOL! I hope you enjoy it. I hope you love it! The beginning is a little slower, but stick with it, and I promise you’ll love it!

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