My books are all standalone, so you can read them in any order you like! Though if you start with LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES, you may catch a few stealthy Easter Eggs in WHEN SUMMER ENDS and MEET ME AT MIDNIGHT!
All of my stories are a million little ideas shoved together. Some of those litle ideas come from very obvious places, like my own life, and some come from the strangest places, like a song lyric. The inspiration for LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES was hearing the song Say Something by A Great Big World on the radio. WHEN SUMMER ENDS–specifically Aiden’s character–was inspired by my own struggles with vision loss, which started in my teens. I sometimes find the spark of an idea in a headline I read, or a photo I see online. Some stories start with the characters and some start with the plot. Wait, am I even answering this question? Ideas are all around you!
I read a lot. Even when I’m writing, I read a lot. And if I’m not reading or writing, that means my 4-year-old is awake, and I’m hanging out with him, building something questionable out of Play Doh, or being used as a human jungle gym.
An impossible question! Counter offer: here are just a few of my all-time favorites. (Spoiler: swoony kisses await):
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King and The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (adult romance)
Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey (NA romance)
…just to name a few!
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For library/school visits, book festivals, and conferences: I love to attend events whenever possible, please contact me or my publisher (firstname.lastname@example.org) with details about your event!
I have spoken or appeared at: ALA Annual, ALA Midwinter, TXLA, Denver ComicCon, Twin Cities Book Festival, Books by the Banks, Louisiana Book Festival, and Heartland Fall Forum
I wish I could do this for everyone, but I only get a handful of copies myself! I give away ARCs and finished copies on twitter and instagram (and in my newsletter) so be sure to follow me there. And if you’d like to request an ARC to review, please contact my publisher at email@example.com
I’d love to answer them! I answer questions on my Goodreads page, so please feel free to ask away there!
Signed books are always available from my local bookstore, FOREVER BOOKS. To order signed books you must CALL the store (online orders will not be signed) at 269.982.1110