Release Date: June 16th 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports
Brimming with sharp observations and pitch-perfect teen voices, fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Mlynowski are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp tale—by the author of 17 First Kisses—about the unexpected roads that can lead you to finding yourself.
Thor prefers fluffy reads.
Here’s a picture of Zahara taking a nap. She looks so much smaller when she’s curled up like that! She is huge in person! (She’s a Husky/German Shepherd mix.)
And here’s one of Thor and me
- What is on your nightstand?
ALL the books. No, really. I don’t have a nightstand exactly, but there’s a big shelf built into my bed, and it has all my favorite YA contemporary books arranged in rainbow color order. Also, chapstick. Because if I wake up in the middle of the night with chapped lipped and no chapstick, I will die. ßNot scientifically tested, but still probably 78% accurate.
- What makes you cringe?
People running into things and people treating other people badly. (Two very different kinds of cringes, though!)
- You go to school, write, take care of a toddler and two dogs! Talk about having it all! How do you find time to write?
Aw, thank you! Honestly, I’m always wishing I had more time to write. I get writing in here and there whenever I can, and I go on a few retreats/author trips a year, and I usually get a ton of writing done at those because I have a lot of time to focus. Also, my husband and parents and in-laws are amazingly supportive and will take the kids to the park and on little trips so I can write.
- How close are you to finishing your degree? Are you going to use your science skills in an upcoming book?
I finally finished last May! I’m so excited! I haven’t really used my science skills in a book yet, although the main character in my first book, 17 FIRST KISSES, is really into science. That’s something I love putting in books – girl characters with an interest in science and math – because I want girls to know that they can be good at science and math too and that wanting to do those things is awesome.
I’d really love to write a book that incorporates a lot of science someday though. I have an idea about a girl who wants to be an epidemiologist and tracks a mono outbreak at her school, and I’d love to write that at some point.