I was recently interviewed by the amazing Rachel Greco from the Lansing State Journal and I truly hope you’ll read this powerful article! It offers so much context and depth into the inspiration behind 𝕊𝕄𝕆𝕂𝔼 and why I wrote it. (Because when you write a novel featuring a teen who secretly grows a bumper crop of weed, people are bound to have Questions!) I’m so proud of the candid way my father speaks of his experiences as a combat veteran. So proud of his resilience and courage.
Also? I WAS SO SHOCKED TO SEE THIS PIECE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE PAPER!!! As a lifetime Michigander, born and raised in Lansing, this was such an incredible and surreal moment.
Click the photo below to access the link to the full article!
Please consider preordering this special homegrown book of my heart! And in the spirit of “homegrown” if you preorder through Schuler Books or Nicola Books, you can A) support local–yay! And B) received a personalized, autographed copy. 🙂
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A huge and heartfelt thanks for your support!!! Without friends and readers like you, my stories would have no home.
That special author moment when you get to hold your book baby for the first time! ♥ I mean, I mostly held it together? In fairness, it was a solid three YEARS of gestation so emoters gonna emote…
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Just ONE MONTH (omg, how did this happen???) until SMOKE releases! So here’s yours truly reading the opening lines. I always adore books that begin with an ominous, anticipatory tease of things to come. Hopefully I succeed in raising a goosebump or two? If not, just know things are about to get very, very…intense.
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If you’re wondering what SMOKE’s about but don’t feel like reading a synopsis, I have just the solution. Enjoy this dope book trailer instead!
And if you’d like to pre-order this homegrown book of my heart (for which I’d be eternally grateful♥) go forth and get lit by clicking HERE!
As an author, there’s nothing more gratifying than finally getting to share your story with early readers/reviewers. But as a human, there’s nothing more vomit-inducing. Nobody said humaning (or writing, for that matter) was easy! If you’re interested in my second YA novel, SMOKE, please do check it out!
Endless thanks to the book bloggers who’ve already signed up—you should have access shortly. If you’re an Instagram blogger, here is the link to a REQUEST FORM. Simply fill it out and I’ll happily forward your info to my publisher. While I can’t guarantee approval, your name will definitely be flagged.
Lastly, an Author’s Note has been added to give readers a deeper understanding of my personal intersections with the major themes of this book.
In other news, I now feel naked. 🤗