Federle's 2013 debut novel, "Better Nate Than Ever," traced the comic and touching adventure of a Pennsylvania teen who sneaks off to New York City to reach his Broadway dream. The book was met with critical acclaim upon its release.
"Better Nate Than Ever" also placed on the Best Book of the Year lists for Publishers Weekly and Amazon.
Federle made his Broadway debut in the 2003 Broadway revival of Gypsy with Bernadette Peters. He went on to perform in the Broadway casts of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Little Mermaid and Billy Elliot. Federle was a swing, dance captain and associate choreographer for the Broadway production of Billy Elliot.
The initial novel in the "Nate" series was inspired by the young performers who auditioned for Billy Elliot – one in particular who carried a lucky rabbit's foot behind his back during his audition.
"I heard from so many readers who wanted to know what happened after Nate Foster got that final fateful phone call. 'Five, Six, Seven, Nate!' answers all those questions and more, and gives a behind-the-scenes account of what really happens when a Broadway show comes together (and apart). Think of it as 'Smash' meets 'Dance Moms,'" Federle said in a statement.
Federle is also the author of "Tequila Mockingbird."