Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Upcoming Appearences

Have I mentioned I'm heading out into the world to show off my new baby book? I am! Starting *this* Friday, September 23rd when I'll be visiting Hicklebee's bookstore in San Jose at 7pm. Come see me.

In October, I hit the road with some of my favorite people, JR Johansson, Bree Despain, and Gretchen McNeil. Check out the graphic below to see if we'll be in your area. I can't wait to meet readers!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Last week Epic Reads revealed the cover of BY YOUR SIDE (hitting the shelves February 14, 2017) so I thought I'd post it here as well. Isn't it pretty?? 

Book description:

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.
Only he doesn’t come. No one does.
Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Want to order a signed book?

Some of you have asked me if you can order a personalized copy of PS I LIKE YOU if you're not able to make it to my book launch next week because you live too far away or whatever other excuse you're going with. ;) And the answer is yes! If you call A Book Barn between now and next Thursday, July 28th (the day of my signing) and pay for a copy, plus shipping and handling ($3 for US residents.....$10 international) then I will sign it and personalize it with your name and a small message (if you want) and send it on to you! Plus, I will think you're super cool for wanting a signed copy of my book. :) Thank you! So here's the info you need to order:

A Book Barn phone number: (559)297-9052
                                    hours: 9am-6pm (PST)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Blog Tour

Have I mentioned there's a blog tour for PS I LIKE YOU happening at the moment? Check out the stops and make sure you visit the sites to enter the giveaway. Thanks to Hannah from The Irish Banana Review for hosting the tour.

Tour Schedule:
Week 1:

Week 2:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


I've been meaning to post the jacket spread of PS I LIKE YOU forever but my computer has been acting lame. Well, somehow, I figured out the download I needed to update the software (does that sound like I know what I'm talking about? Because I don't.) and then miraculously, blogger started working for me again. So check it out, the jacket of PS. The book comes out one week from today in hardcover! I'm super excited for y'all to read it.

In other news, now that I have access to blogger again, I'm going to update my 'appearances' tab. So check that out to see if I'll be visiting your area soon.

Even though miracles do happen (obviously, as I've demonstrated) don't expect me to become regular on my blog again. We both know that won't happen so let's not kid ourselves. Instead let's stare at my pretty cover for a while. Preeeettttyyyy.

Monday, September 14, 2015


I'm sorry! I'm going to make you click one more time to actually see the cover. Why? (Besides the fact that I'm mean?) Because four blogs are showing my cover today and each of them has unique content (extra scenes from past books, author interview, etc)! So check out the cover on one or all of the links found below.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015


Sooooooooooooo........... it's been a while since I've updated my blog. A long while. I almost forgot how. Ha. But I did promise some readers information on future books, so here I am, writing on my blog.

Let me tell you about two projects I have in the works.

The first is called PS I LIKE YOU. It comes out the summer of 2016 with Scholastic. They are working on the cover now and I love the concept so much. I can't wait to share the cover with you. But in the mean time, here is the one-line description of the book:

"About a girl who finds herself falling for the mystery boy she started exchanging letters with after finding a reference to her favorite indie rock band scrawled on top of their shared Chemistry desk."

This book was so fun to write. I love the idea of falling for someone through the written word first. There's something so old school and romantic about it. Can't wait to share this book with you.

The second book is called BY YOUR SIDE. This book comes out in the winter of 2017 with HarperTeen. I'm still in the process of finishing this book, but I'm super excited about it. It's slightly (but not much) darker than my other books, but still firmly in the contemporary romance camp (not literally, but figuratively. Wouldn't that be an awesome camp though?). Here is the short summary of this book:

"About a girl who is accidentally locked in a library with the boy nobody knows but everyone talks about, and must find a way to escape when she learns the horrible news that explains why her friends never came back for her."