SOME BOYS special offer $1.99 – Plus! a giveaway for helping me spread the word

Posted Jun 9 2018 in , , , , ,

Digital versions of my third novel, SOME BOYS, can be downloaded for just $1.99 today until 6/17. Hit up your favorite book seller’s website.  This novel won the CLMP Firecracker Award in 2015 and was a finalist in the RWA Rita and Booksellers’ Best award competitions.  It’s about a girl named Grace who’s raped by […]

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Some Boys on sale!

Posted Jun 9 2018 in , , ,

Download a copy of Some Boys for just $1.99!    Sourcebooks Fire is discounting the price of the digital download for just a little while. Hurry before it’s back up to regular price on June 17th.  For Some Boys fans who can show me proof of download (email confirmation), I’ll answer any question related to […]

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THE WAY IT HURTS is a Finalist in the YARWA ATHENA Contest!

Posted May 29 2018

*tosses confetti*  Great news! I just learned that my 2017 release, THE WAY IT HURTS, is a finalist in the YARWA chapter’s Athena contest. I’m so excited!  I think we should have a giveaway. Comment below and tell me your favorite thing about THE WAY IT HURTS and I’ll send you a signed copy. U.S. […]

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Spreading a little SPARKle

Posted Apr 11 2018 in , , ,

Last week, I got to spend some time at Grayslake High School North, a high school about an hour from Chicago, attending the school’s Spark Week event.  This is such a great concept. Spark Week is a week-long introduction to artists in various media — music, poetry, film, and yes… literature.  I met some amazing […]

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It’s my favorite time of year — YA Scavenger Hunt time!

Posted Apr 3 2018 in , , , ,

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each […]

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Get ready! It’s YA Scavenger Hunt time!

Posted Mar 25 2018 in , , ,

Hello Readers! It’s that time again. The leaves are budding, the tulips blooming, and the baby chickens are peeping. That must mean it’s almost time for the spring YA Scavenger Hunt! For all of you who love finding new reads, this is the thing for you. If you’ve never heard of it,the hunt, we showcase […]

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COVER REVEAL! Someone I Used To Know

Posted Feb 23 2018

OMG, you guys, look at the beautiful cover for my 2018 young adult release, Someone I Used to Know!  The book drops this August. This is a companion story to Some Boys and deals with the same intense subjects.  Trigger Warning:  Boys will be boys is never an excuse. It’s been two years since the […]

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Help me name some characters!

Posted Jan 12 2018 in , , , ,

Hi!  I’m working on a new teen novel and my characters need names. I just can’t find anything I like.  Both are eighteen. She is smart and hard-working and absolutely refuses to date anybody. He is a loyal friend in her large circle of friends. This book will be about breaking up.  I can’t seem […]

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year — YA Scavenger Hunt Time!

Posted Oct 3 2017 in , , , ,

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!   This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each […]

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THE WAY IT HURTS and Its Back Cover Copy

Posted Aug 10 2017 in ,

Readers,  We goofed!  My apologies. We made an editorial change to the novel AFTER the cover was designed, which means that change wasn’t made to the back cover copy in time for production.  While the back cover copy suggests some anonymous person snapped a picture of main character Elijah Hamilton leering at actress Kristen Cartwright […]

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