Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson

A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her beloved older brother, Jason, confessed to the murder of his best friend, Calvin. Brooke and her family became social pariahs, broken and unable to console one another. Brooke’s only solace remains the ice-skating rink, where she works but no longer lets herself dream about a future … Continue reading Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson

Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office … Continue reading Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives … Continue reading Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

Book Talk & Giveaway: The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones

Poignant and chilling by turns, The Opposite of Innocent is award-winning author Sonya Sones’s most gripping novel in verse yet. It’s the story of a girl named Lily, who’s been crushing on a man named Luke, a friend of her parents, ever since she can remember. Luke has been away for two endless years, but … Continue reading Book Talk & Giveaway: The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones

Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: The Color of Lies by CJ Lyons

High school senior Ella Cleary has always been good at reading people. Her family has a rare medical condition called synesthesia that scrambles the senses—her Gram Helen sees every sound, and her uncle Joe can literally taste words. Ella’s own synesthesia manifests itself as the ability to see colors that reveal people’s true emotions…until she … Continue reading Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: The Color of Lies by CJ Lyons

Book Talk & Giveaway: Winner Take All by Laurie Devore

For Nell Becker, life is a competition she needs to win. For Jackson Hart, everyone is a pawn in his own game. They both have everything to lose. Nell wants to succeed at everything—school, sports, life. And victory is sweeter when it means beating Jackson Hart, the rich, privileged, undisputed king of Cedar Woods Prep … Continue reading Book Talk & Giveaway: Winner Take All by Laurie Devore

I’m Interviewed About 10 Years of Querying Before Finding Success

I was recently interviewed by Diane Callahan for her series Writer to Writer. Learn about my decade-long query trenches slog, how I write from such a dark place, hitting deadlines, and finding motivation. And, if you'd like to learn about my NINE cats and thoughts on the writing process, check out this interview on Paws4Thought … Continue reading I’m Interviewed About 10 Years of Querying Before Finding Success