Confession: I've never been to the Big Apple. But now I'm heading there in June because... -BECAUSE!- GRAVITY is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and I could not be more excited/humbled/grateful/shocked/awed. Because... -BECAUSE!- LOOK AT THESE AMAZING AUTHORS AND TITLES IN THE CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT FINALIST CATEGORY! What. An. Honor. I know, I … Continue reading New York Bound
Girls Swear and It's Perfectly Okay...in an idealized, female-empowered world. Of course, that's not actually the world we live in, is it? Hence, Part II of the Girls Swear and it's Perfectly Okay blog series. You can read Part I here where I strove to shed light on how a girl can't swear the same way a guy can without risking … Continue reading Girls Swear and It’s Perfectly Okay, Part II
I'm going to break my own rule and go read some reviews of GRAVITY on GoodReads. Hold on....I'll be back. Okay, I've returned—still in one piece. (Major accomplishment for an author who goes in search of reviews on GoodReads). "Why," any seasoned or sensible author would ask me, "would you do that to yourself?" It's … Continue reading Girls Swear and it’s PERFECTLY OKAY!
GRAVITY LAUNCHES Saturday, November 19th at 7 p.m at The Norway House at 913 E Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404! You should TOTALLY BE THERE! Know why? There's going to be K-90 hot chocolate (delivers exactly the kick needed to really take off!) and bunny hill cocoa (for all those still holding onto the T-bar)...and … Continue reading It’s PARTY TIME!
I did it. I finished Gravity, my 4th young adult novel. It is currently in the trusted hands of my editors at Bold Strokes Books. I planned to finish it by December 31st, 2015, in time to pop a bottle of champagne, but I didn't make that goal. I finished it on January 1st, 2016, … Continue reading Why Gravity Always Wins
I'm excited to announce that I've signed a contract for my next novel, GRAVITY, a standalone book that will take readers (and me) beyond the world of the Crossfire Trilogy. It is a coming of age story that leaves coming out in the dust. Ellie Engebretsen, my main character, is tough, fearless, and at peace … Continue reading Details about my fourth book!