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CHEER! is coming to your television set! This non-fiction book has been adapted into a fictional series called Hellcats, which will air on The CW Wednesdays at 9pm (EST), right after America's Next Top Model. Hellcats stars Aly Michalka (of Aly & AJ) and Ashley Tisdale (of High School Musical), and tells the story of Marti Berger, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who tries out for Lancer University's cheerleading squad when her scholarship is taken away. The Huffington Post, E! Online, TV Squad, and Entertainment Weekly all call Hellcats one of the most anticipated shows of the fall.

Hellcats is featured in the New York Times television section, in a meaty story about executive producer Tom Welling, who you may know as Clark Kent from Smallville. In it, Welling describes reading CHEER! and deciding to make the show. Read it here.

In The Los Angeles Times, Welling again describes how he came to work on Hellcats after reading CHEER!. Check out the article here.

Hollywood Reporter reviews Hellcats, and mentions CHEER!.

Check out "Hellcats Week" at, where Kate is the pop culture editor.

In an article about executive producer Kevin Murphy, Variety describes the beginning stages of Hellcats, lingering for a little while on CHEER!. Read the article here.  

Kate appeared on Good Morning America the morning of March 11th to talk about her experiences writing CHEER!. Missed it? No worries, click here to watch the segment online.

On May 9, Kate was featured in the television special E! True Hollywood Story Investigates Cheerleading, along with Ashley Picard, one of the cheerleaders whose life stories is told in CHEER!. Look for reruns—it's not available online.

A second Good Morning America appearance from April 21st—watch it here. This one is very sad. It's about cheerleader Lauren Chang, who died after being kicked in the chest last week.

There's a fantastic full-page story about CHEER! in Newsweek. Read it online here.

The April 1st issue of People featured CHEER! as one of its non-fiction book picks. Their description: "It's not all pep and pom-poms. A look at the lives of three top college cheerleading teams going for the top prize."

Flip to page 18 in the March 27th issue of Sports Illustrated. There's an essay by Kate detailing five things most people don't know about cheerleaders.

An extensive interview with Kate in Gelf Magazine. Check it out.

The Daytona News-Journal runs two articles on CHEER!. This one appeared on the front page on the first day of NCA Collegiate Cheer Nationals. And this one ran a few days before.

The Detroit Free Press reviews CHEER!. Read it here.

Kate was recently home in North Carolina and did this interview for "The State of Things" on WUNC. Also, reviews in the Fayetteville Observer and the Independent Weekly.

Click here to read a new interview with Kate on

Read this profile of Kate in the Villager.

A nice review in the Memphis Flyer.

The New York Post reviews CHEER!, in depth. Check it out here.

The Dallas Morning News calls CHEER!, "An engaging, voyeuristic narrative that suggests college cheerleaders are as close to real-life superheroes as exist." Read the review here.

A great review of CHEER! in USA Today. Read it here, as well as an excerpt of the book.

Entertainment Weekly reviews CHEER!. Click here to see what they have to say.

Kate was interviewed on NPR on Thursday morning, by Alison Stewart of MTV fame. Hear the interview here.

CHEER! is featured in the April issue of Glamour. Flip to page 88 to read all about it.

Kate was interviewed on Fox Game Time Live the evening of March 12th.

There's a mention of CHEER! in the March 11 issue of Sports Illustrated, in a story about the prevalence of steroids in American culture. Read it here.

Check out the article about CHEER! in the March 11 issue of Metro New York and Metro Boston.

The Los Angeles Times covers CHEER!. Read the article here.

The Wilmington Star News gushes about CHEER!. Click here to read the review.

According to the Tucson Citizen, CHEER! is, "an engrossing, highly readable narrative." Link here.

Kate is now writing a blog called "All Cheer, All the TIme" at

Pick up the March/April issue of American Cheerleader Magazine to read an essay by Kate and an excerpt of CHEER!.

CHEER! is also all over the blogiverse. Some highlights: a soundtrack for the book at, a great review on sports blog Hugging Harold Reynolds, another one at, a write-up on Pop Culture Book Review, and as a featured product on

Links The blog for Kate Torgovnick's writing group, covering, well, basically every topic under the sun. The online home of the UCA and NCA, college cheerleading's two largest organizations. Includes coverage of Nationals (with video) and lots of news. The online hub of American Cheerleader Magazine, a fantastic monthly magazine about cheerleading that covers everything from cheerleading in pop culture to cheer issues. A great site for cheerleading news and stories. A must read for college cheerleaders. Home of the Pros (formerly Pro-X cheerleaders), the most extreme cheerleaders in the country. Polls, videos, news, and more.

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