All the Feels (video)+ FLASHFALL Jacket & Blurbs

I wear my heart on my sleeve in this video. It’s pretty wild to look down and see a TWENTY-year-old rejection letter in one hand, and my (almost) published book in the other. Thanks for sharing this journey with me, friends! Here’s a peek at the jacket and blurbs for Flashfall . . . and me getting choked up about it all. : )

One of my Favorite Debut Moments + How to Win an ARC of FLASHFALL


My publisher is giving away 14 advanced reader copies of Flashfall over on Goodreads! If you’re interested in reading my book–weeks before its November 15 release date, then hop on over and enter the giveaway. It only shows up on computers (not phones or iPads,) and ends 9-27-16. Good luck!



This photo captures one of my favorite moments from my debut year. These wonderful (fellow writer) friends of mine waited in line for the Fierce Reads Teen Day event at the RT Booklovers’ Convention–in order to get their hands on the first ARCs of FLASHFALL to go out into the world. I’ll never forget looking up from the table where I was signing and seeing them holding my book, grinning. I leaped up and hugged them, and nearly started crying.

Dream moments are even better when we get to share them with people who care about us. Thanks for following my publishing journey. I hope it inspires you to keep dreaming and reaching for your own happy-tears moments.

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You can find FLASHFALL at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indiebound, or request it from your local library.



FLASHFALL Book Trailer: Part 1

The teaser trailer for FLASHFALL premiered this week! I’m so thrilled to share this first peek into the world of Subpars and cavers, flash bats and ore scouts.

I plan to share a behind-the-scenes post soon, but for now I’m celebrating the cover and trailer reveals with a giveaway being hosted by YA Books Central. If you’re interested in winning a signed ARC (advance reading copy) of FLASHFALL, a $20 Amazon gift card, Outpost Five patches (from the book trailer), along with other fun swag, be sure to check it out. It ends 3-11-16.

Cover+Book Trailer News

Too exciting to share with just words! Today is a special day in the life of this debut author. First cover reveal. First book trailer premiere. First giveaway.

So, in anticipation of all that fun stuff–here are some things you might like to know . . .

And this next one will probably make you laugh. Those of you who know me, already know I’m goofy like this. To the un-initiated . . .well. This is what stress + excitement will do to a girl who’s not very good with markers.

To enter the giveaway, visit Good luck!

First Peek at FLASHFALL

Something exciting happened this past week. My publisher sent me first pass pages, and I got my first glimpse of how Flashfall will look in book form. For the first time, my book baby is looking . . . bookish. I paged through eagerly, taking in every font choice and chapter heading. All those words I’ve written and scrutinized over the past year, suddenly looked different–more real somehow.

The copyright page sort of took my breath away. This dream has been a long time in the works, and seeing my name there did something pretty fluttery to my heart.


Surprisingly, this wasn’t the moment I teared up. Nor was it the title page or dedication. While reading the final two sentences of my manuscript, the words blurred unexpectedly, and my breath sort of stuttered. It hit me: this is it.

My debut book is done.

In just a few months, Flashfall will be out in the world. I can’t quite wrap my mind around that. SO MANY FEELS. But for now, I’m going to celebrate this moment, this first glimpse of it in book-like form.

It feels a bit like I’ve hiked a steep path, and now I’ve got my feet propped on a ledge, taking in the view. If you are striving toward your own goals and dreams, I wish you moments like this–times you realize that all your hard work has led to something special. May you be able to enjoy the vistas along the way, buoyed by the conviction that the dedication, risks, and sacrifices have been worth it.

Here’s a peek at page one.