Tidbit Tuesday: Finn’s Story

In TRAVELER, we meet many versions of Jessa and Finn as we slide in and out of alternate realities. In this scene, Finn is newly arrived at Jessa’s school, and her Creative Writing teacher has set an assignment – make up a story about the new guy.


She puts the marker to the whiteboard and writes Finn’s Story.

“So,” she says. “Finn’s story. Begin!”

I look over at him conspiratorially, wondering just which Finn he’s going to pick to be. He gives me a sly look, and then so I can’t see what he’s doing. I shoot him a mean look in return, and I write. Continue reading

Reviews! Reviews! Reviews!

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I got a whole slew of recent reviews, so rather than shout them out daily and look like I’m totally full of myself, I’ll link them all here.

Thanks so all these great bloggers for reading! And reviewing!

Adventures in Writing’s Review of TRAVELER

Betwixt These Pages’ Review of TRAVELER

The Lit Buzz’s Review of TRAVELER

And an excerpt featuring the real star of the book: Glitter Mousse!!

Loves Great Reads Features An Excerpt From TRAVELER

Check Out The Beth’s Bookcase Podcast Interview Of Yours Truly

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the charming Beth Ashley, who’s a podcaster, publisher, and writer in her own right in the U.K. for her podcast on “Beth’s Bookshelf.”

We had a fun and in-depth discussion on the things that make a writer, the issues of diversity and disability in literature, and all the things that make TRAVELER a really adventurous read (that brings in all the feels).

Check out the podcast here.

And thank you, Beth Ashley – let’s do this again sometime!

Happy Pub Day To Me!! Yeah, baby!!!!

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It’s here.

Today is finally, finally here. All the work, the sweat, the frustration, the joy, the tears, the wadded up papers and post-it notes, the dead laptops, the edit letters, the beta readers, the sleepless nights . . . all have reached a culmination, and now my baby is out there navigating the world. I am a published YA author.

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I cannot begin to tell you how good it feels. How thrilling. And how. . . terrifying. There will be good reviews. There will be bad reviews. They happen, and I know that one person’s lousy read is someone elses’s favorite book in the world. Continue reading