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April 3, 2023

Love Like Chocolate Cover Reveal

I’m so excited to share with you the cover for LOVE LIKE CHOCOLATE, my debut picture book. Alina Chau’s gorgeous watercolor art perfectly captures the sweetness of this book. Watching Alina bring my words to life was one of the very coolest things I’ve got to experience as an author. I loved watching the progression from sketch to final image, and I love all the beautiful, rich colors and delicious treats she filled the book with. But most of all, I love the family Alina creates in the story, so...

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Published on April 03, 2023 05:56

September 19, 2022


It gives me such pleasure to share that I have sold another book! Hooray! I’m heading back to my young adult roots with a thriller about a sleepover that goes HORRIBLY wrong. In PERFECT GIRL, my main character, Jessa, is the perfect girl next door. Only she’s starting to feel like her “perfect” reputation has become more of a cage than a choice. And that’s BEFORE she discovers a serial killer has targeted her. He thinks she’s perfect…for him. She’ll have to break free of the expectations she — a...

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Published on September 19, 2022 19:06

March 21, 2022

New Book!

I’m very excited to share that I’ve sold my first picture book! Here’s the announcement:

With two young kids, my life has been ALL ABOUT picture books for going on nine years now, and I love them so much. The way the words and art work together to create a funny or whimsical or sweet story…the way my kids’ eyes light up when we read their favorites. While I mostly write YA novels, as you know, my heart has been pushing me to try this new (to me) and different form of storytelling. LOVE LIKE CHO...

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Published on March 21, 2022 06:36

June 22, 2021

Today’s the day!

A SEASON OF SINISTER DREAMS is out in the world! This book was a labor of love, written over many years. It was inspired by my dog Scrabble, who I’m very very sad to say passed away on June 10, at 14.5 years old. He’s been my constant companion for all of that time, and it’s very weird not to have him asleep on his bed next to me as I type this. But I feel joy, knowing we got so much time together, and it’s a really special feeling to open this book and see his picture — I did a special author ...

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Published on June 22, 2021 08:30

May 4, 2021


A SEASON OF SINISTER DREAMS comes out in less than two months, on June 22, and I am thrilled to announce that I’m partnering with my local indie, One More Page Books, for the preorder campaign! Preordering a copy of the book through One More Page will ensure you receive

* A SIGNED, PERSONALIZED copy of the book
* A gorgeous map created by Jessica Khoury
* A postcard featuring a quote from the book and an incredible piece of art by AVENDELL ART.


Be one of the first 50 to...

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Published on May 04, 2021 11:51

January 1, 2021

New year, new book, new giveaway!

Happy New Year!!

Now that it’s officially (FINALLY) 2021, it’s time to tell you more about A SEASON OF SINISTER DREAMS, my new YA fantasy, releasing June 22, 2021! And, of course, there’s a giveaway.

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Published on January 01, 2021 07:48

July 27, 2019

New Book!!

I’m SO excited to share that I’ve sold another book to my fantastic editor Pam Gruber at Little Brown Books for Young Readers. It is a complete and total dream to have the opportunity to work with her and the whole Little, Brown team again, and on THIS book!! Here’s the official announcement:

And here’s a little story about A SEASON OF SINISTER DREAMS. I started writing this manuscript back in 2011. I remember exactly where I was and the circumstances: my first agent was shopping my third ma...

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Published on July 27, 2019 00:38

May 22, 2019

QUEEN OF RUIN preorder campaign!

Now that we are officially just over a month until release, I’m thrilled to announce QUEEN OF RUIN’s preorder campaign!

What is included

~ A beautiful enamel pin, designed by Hafsah Faizal of Icey Designs
~ A postcard with a hand-lettered quote from QUEEN OF RUIN (Also designed by Hafsah)
~ Signed bookplate
~ Full-color map designed by Jessica Khoury of Lizard Ink Maps

Email your mailing address and proof of purchase to

Requesting from your library?

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Published on May 22, 2019 02:00

March 15, 2019

Spring Schedule

Hey all!

I hope you’ve had a good winter! Mine’s been…a little rough, to be honest. Which is why I’m SO excited the weather is starting to warm up and the days are getting longer! I’m also VERY excited about some awesome events I have coming up this spring. I hope to see you!


March 30, 2019
NoVa Teen Book Festival
Marshall High School
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043


April 11, 2019. 7pm
In conversation with Ellen Goodlett
Trident Booksellers and Cafe 
338 Newbury Street

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Published on March 15, 2019 06:57

October 3, 2018

Fall Events

Hello all!

Here’s my fall schedule! If you’re interested in hosting me for a school visit, Skype bookclub, or the like, click on “Contact” above and send me a message.


October 20, 2018
Anderson’s 15th Annual Young Adult Literature Conference
Embassy Suites Naperville
1823 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563


November 2-3, 2018
Colorado Teen Book Con
Littleton, CO
Register Now!

November 8, 2018. 6pm
Barr Memorial Library
62 W Spearhead Division Ave Fort Knox 40160

November 13, 201...

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Published on October 03, 2018 10:07