cover reveal


It's the big day! I'm finally able to the reveal cover of THE LONELY ONES. Coming out April 26th, 2016 from Philomel Books. I can't wait to share this story with you guys.

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Fain hasn’t always been lonely. Her family used to be close; she used to have good friends. But as circumstances—and people—changed, Fain was left behind. That’s when the monsters appeared.
While her parents argue and her peers and siblings either pick on or simply ignore her, Fain spends time in a world of her own making. During the day, she crafts stories of fantastical adventures, but in the darkness of night, these adventures come to life alongside a legion of imaginary creatures, with Fain as their queen.
In time, Fain begins to see possibilities and friendships emerge in her day-to-day, but when she is let down by the one relationship she thought she could trust, Fain must decide: remain queen of the imaginary creatures, or risk opening herself up to the fragile connections that can only be formed in the real world?
Told in lyrical free verse, The Lonely Ones reminds us of the need for imaginative play and the power of true friendship.

So what do you think? Also, don't forget to

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, and there may or may not be an except on the Amazon page... Happy Monday, everyone! 

Cover Reveal and International Giveaway for WHERE SILENCE GATHERS

It's that time again. I have finally been given the go-ahead to show you all the cover for my next novel, WHERE SILENCE GATHERS. I love it just as much as the first, and I am so excited to hear the reactions.

And even though you're probably not reading this, because you're already too busy staring at this gorgeous thing, I want to thank everyone for making my first book such a success that my publisher wanted another one. Without your enthusiasm I honestly wouldn't have been able to continue this amazing journey. So, without further ado, here it is:


In this companion novel to the critically acclaimed Some Quiet Place, Alex must choose between Revenge and Forgiveness.

Seventeen-year-old Alexandra Tate sits outside Nate Foster’s house, clutching a gun. After serving ten years for the drunk driving accident that killed Alex’s family, Nate has been released from prison. Every night, Alex waits out of sight, building up the courage to exact her own justice. There’s just one problem: Forgiveness. Alex has been able to see personified Emotions for as long as she can remember, and Revenge is her best friend. But when Forgiveness suddenly appears, he offers Alex a choice—getting even or moving on. It’s impossible to decide when Revenge whispers in one ear . . . and Forgiveness whispers in the other.
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(This giveaway is international.)

And, just because I adore looking at them together...

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Some Quiet Place Cover Reveal

Laying eyes on your first book cover is an incredible feeling. I can't even describe it. Basically, I've been staring at it constantly ever since it first landed in my inbox.

You're probably not even reading this; you're just stopping by to get a glimpse of this thing. And, people, it is gorgeous, eerie, and maybe a little strange. I love how much relevance it has to the story, as well. The farmland in the background, the town, the stormy sky, the leaves, the way the girl is vanishing. The point is, I am in love. Hope you adore it as much as I do. Okay, you know what? I'll shut up now. 

Without further ado, behold, Some Quiet Place in all its glorious reality:


Elizabeth Caldwell has perfected the art of pretending to feel emotion, but it’s always a lie. After a near-fatal car accident when she was a small child, Elizabeth lost the ability to feel any emotion, but along with that loss she gained bizarre abilities: she can see the personified Emotions she cannot feel.  Fury, Resentment, Longing—they’ve all given up on her, because she doesn't succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one. Fear. He’s consumed by the mystery of Elizabeth’s past, consumed by her.

And then there are Elizabeth's cryptic, recurring dreams, in which there’s always love, and there’s always death. Haunted by these dreams, Elizabeth paints them, knowing that they somehow hold the key to the mystery of her past. 

But a shadowy menace is stalking Elizabeth.  Her survival depends on uncovering the truth about herself.  And when it matters most, she won’t be able to rely on Fear to save her.

Also, Mod Podge Bookshelf is hosting a pre-order giveaway! Don't forget to put your name in the hat!

So... what do you think?