Award-winning YA author Darcy Woods has held an eclectic mix of professions—from refueling helicopters in the U.S. Army to recharging bodies and spirits at a spa—but her most beloved career is being an author. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two tuxedo cats (who overdress for everything). SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS is her double RITA®-nominated debut novel and has been translated into five languages. SMOKE (Random House/Crown BFYR, June 2021) is her forthcoming novel. When not wandering the woods, she can be found on her website, darcywoods.com
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SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS: As the daughter of an expert astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows that the truth lies within the stars.
So when she discovers a rare planetary alignment, she is forced to tackle her worst astrological fear–the Fifth House of Relationships and Love. But when Wil falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the astrology chart, she must decide whether to ignore everything her departed mother ever taught her to pursue a cosmically doomed romance.
Debut author Darcy Woods explores love in all its complexities–and how to best honor the loved ones who have passed before us–in a novel packed with both humor and heart.
SMOKE: What lines would you cross to save someone you love? Filled with the kinds of impossible choices that made the TV show Weeds such a hit, this compelling drama asks to what lengths an avid rule-follower will go in order to save her family–and the answer involves “growing” in surprising directions.
Sixteen-year-old Honor Augustine never set out to become a felon. As an academic all-star, avid recycler, and dedicated daughter to her PTSD-afflicted father, she’s always been the literal embodiment of her name. Coloring inside the lines is what keeps Honor’s chaotic existence orderly.
But when she discovers her father’s VA benefits drying up, coupled with a terrifying bank letter threatening the family’s greenhouse business–Honor vows to find a solution. She just doesn’t expect to spot it on the dry erase board of English lit–“Nature’s first green is gold.”
The quote by Frost becomes the seed of an idea. An idea that–with patience and care–could germinate into a means of survival. Maybe marijuana could be more than the medicinal plant that helps quiet her father’s demons. Maybe, it could save them all.