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I'm a high school English teacher, writer, wife, and mom who writes books for and about young adults. My novels include MOXIE, THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE, DEVOTED, and AFTERWARD.

My fifth novel, THE LIARS OF MARIPOSA ISLAND, will be out in September 2019.

My novel MOXIE will soon be a movie for Netflix directed by none other than Amy Poehler! It has a special Tumblr I adore that you can check out at www.moxiegirlsfightback.com!

All my novels are published by Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan.

My favorite things include chocolate, pepperoni pizza, and this super hilarious 1980s sitcom about four retired women called The Golden Girls. I can basically quote every episode.

I live in Texas with my husband, son, and dog.

When it comes to what I read, I love
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Hi! Right now there are no plans for it, but I am hopeful the movie will get made, so cross your fingers for that!

I think if I wrote a sequel I'd like to focus on Lucy Hernandez. Maybe one day! :-)(less)
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Questions I Have About the 1985 Film Gymkata

I never blog anymore because I’ve got book writing deadlines to meet, but last night I watched a film so puzzling, so thought-provoking, so totally bonkers that I am dedicating today’s writing time to exploring it. So to my editor at Macmillan who expects a first draft of my next book in a few weeks, head’s up that I may be a little late.

Because I have to talk about Gymkata.

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Simply outstanding. What a memorable story - so rich and real. Terrific character development and such a sense of place. Weirdly relevant despite being set in the 80s and 90s. This one stays with you.
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I think if I wrote a sequel I'd like to focus on Lucy Hernandez. Maybe one day! :-)
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I thought I knew what this story was about, but as I kept turning the page I realized it wasn't about these girls being stranding on an island. It is SO much more than that.

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"Thank you for checking out A MAP FOR WRECKED GIRLS! Writing this story was such an escape for me – I hope it will be that for you, too!

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“it occurs to me that this is what it means to be a feminist. Not a humanist or an equalist or whatever. But a feminist. It’s not a bad word. After today it might be my favorite word. Because really all it is is girls supporting each other and wanting to be treated like human beings in a world that’s always finding ways to tell them they’re not.”
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“There is one thing I've learned about people: they don't get that mean and nasty overnight. It's not human nature. But if you give people enough time, eventually they'll do the most heartbreaking stuff in the world.”
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