Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cover Reveal: EXILE (coming April '14)

Here is the cover for my contemporary YA novel EXILE, coming this spring!

And here's the copy:

Catherine Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional—she’s a student at the PopArts Academy at Mount Hope High, where rock legends Allegiance to North got their start. Summer knows that falling for the lead singer of her latest band is the least professional thing a manager can do. But Caleb Daniels isn’t an ordinary band boy—he’s a hot, dreamy, sweet-singing, exiled-from-his-old-band, possibly-with-a-deep-dark-side band boy. And he can do that thing. That thing when someone sings a song and it inhabits you, possesses you, and moves you like a marionette to its will.

Summer also finds herself at the center of a mystery she never saw coming. When Caleb reveals a secret about his long-lost father, one band’s past becomes another’s present, and Summer finds it harder and harder to be both band manager and girlfriend. She knows what the well-mannered Catherine side of her would do, but she also knows what her heart is telling her. Maybe it’s time to accept who she really is, even if it means becoming an exile herself. . . .

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tour and Cover Reveals!

TOUR UPDATE:
LAST WEEKEND
This weekend was Wordstock in Portland, where we made it to The TARDIS Room, a fish and chip shop with a —you guessed it— theme. Here I am by the bathroom with author Sean Beaudoin. Though the bar was definitely bigger on the inside, the bathroom was only for one.


THIS WEEKEND:
If you're in the Bay Area, join me and all kinds of fun authors at Hicklebee's in San Jose on Friday October 11 or at Books, Inc. Opera Plaza on Saturday October 12.

Coming this week: COVER REVEAL:
Stay tuned for the cover reveal to my upcoming contemporary YA novel called Exile!