It’s nearly fall and I’ve been lax about updating. I tried to take more time to myself this summer than I usually do, which was a nice break.

On the book news front… there isn’t much! I will be taking part in Barnes and Noble’s 2nd B-Fest event this weekend, participating in a panel discussion with local writers in Millbury, MA. Beyond that, it’s still technically summer and we’re still a few months out from I STOP SOMEWHERE’s release. Hopefully by my next update, though, we will have some more news to share.

I did write a guest post a little while back for YA Interrobang about trauma in YA fiction. The world is often such a dark and overwhelming place that sometimes, when I’m asked how I can read and write dark things, I don’t always have the answer. But I do strongly believe that finding one’s voice, even in the darkest times, is crucial.

It’s summer, so things are in that weird state of limbo right now. For me, I find it odd to be working on three titles essentially and yet it seems like nothing is happening!

Early this fall, we’ll be starting efforts to market I STOP SOMEWHERE and I’m really excited for people to start reading it! This book obviously means the world to me and I am ready for it to make its way to readers.

Also, this fall, I’ll be starting revisions on ALL WE COULD HAVE BEEN. It’s funny because I finished the novel a while ago and I’m looking forward to digging into it with a fresh perspective after so much time away.

And finally, I’m working on the third title, which is tentatively planned for release in 2020. Right now, the working title is PROVOKE THE SILENT DUST, but we will see what happens once it’s actually done. I’m hoping to have this drafted by the end of the summer – which is probably a lofty goal.

I’m so thrilled to share! 

My next YA contemporary novel, ALL WE COULD HAVE BEEN, was bought in a two-book deal with Feiwel & Friends. I am SO excited to work with this amazing team again and my incredible editor! Right now, it looks like release will be Spring 2019, with Book 3 (another standalone contemporary YA yet to be written) coming in 2020.