The day after the election, I found myself barely able to move. I was catatonic with fear, shock, heartbreak, hopelessness. This project was born in the place just outside those shadows, when I gathered my strength and became determined to channel those feelings into action and hope.

I believe in the power of narrative. I believe the personal is profoundly political. I believe in our stories.

Do you write? Do you want to do something to resist hate and ignorance? Do you want to offer hope and solidarity to young readers?

(And do you want to get published and paid for your work?)



This New Year, let’s all make the resolution to be the change we are looking for.

I can’t wait to read your story.


Love and solidarity,



Hello! I am so excited to share the news that my new book, UNFORGIVABLE, releases today! It is the sequel to INVINCIBLE (which also releases today in paperback), and starts right where the first book left us at a very nasty cliffhanger. You’ll find out what happens to Evie and Marcus, and this time it will be from Marcus’s point of view.

Unforgivable Book Cover

UNFORGIVABLE is my seventh book, and it’s my first written entirely from a boy’s perspective. It tells the story of Marcus as he tries to sort through the wreckage of his relationship with Evie, and as he finally faces the ghosts from his own past that he’s tried so desperately to outrun. It’s dramatic, romantic, and at times very dark, but with enough hope and transformation to make it all worth it. I promise!

Here’s a little more about UNFORGIVABLE and INVINCIBLE if you’re interested.

For my Asheville, NC area friends, I am part of an awesome author panel at Malaprop’s Bookstore next Wednesday, May 11, at 7:00 pm, with my pals Robin Constantine and Amber Smith. I hope to see you there! (Click HERE for info about my upcoming events in Athens, GA and Charlotte, NC.)

And in case you’re wondering, here’s a great article about things you can do to support your favorite authors.

Thank you so much for your support, and I hope you love reading UNFORGIVABLE as much as I loved writing it!




UNFORGIVABLE, the sequel to INVINCIBLE, comes out May 3, which means I’m going to be busy traveling to some of my favorite indie bookstores for events with some of my YA author pals. Hopefully I’m coming to a town near you! Here’s the schedule so far:


Southern Kentucky Book Fest—Bowling Green, KY

11:00 am, Saturday, April 23: Contemporary YA Panel with Courtney Stevens, David Arnold, and Jeff Zentner


Malaprop’s Bookstore—Asheville, North Carolina

Wednesday, May 11, 7:00-8:00: YA Panel with Robin Constantine and Amber Smith


Avid Bookshop—Athens, Georgia

Saturday, June 4: 6:30-7:30 pm: YA Panel with Robin Constantine, Amber Smith, and Megan Shepherd


Park Road Books—Charlotte, North Carolina

Wednesday, June 15, 5:00 pm: YA Panel with Robin Constantine, Amber Smith, Megan Miranda, and Megan Shepherd


I’m also doing an exciting pre-order campaign with my favorite local bookstore, Malaprop’s: Order UNFORGIVABLE from them before the May 3 release date, and you will receive a free, limited edition chapbook of my short story “Under the Wall,” handmade by me!

Click HERE for more info.


My new book UNFORGIVABLE comes out in exactly TWO MONTHS, so I’m celebrating by announcing an exciting pre-order campaign I’m doing with my favorite local indie bookstore, Malaprop’s.

Unforgivable_final cover

When you pre-order UNFORGIVABLE from Malaprop’s Bookstore, you will receive an extra super special gift: a limited edition, handmade chapbook of my short story “Under the Wall.” Even after publishing seven novels, this short story is still one of my favorite things I’ve written, and it was the inspiration for my first novel BEAUTIFUL.

So what are you waiting for? Pre-order UNFORGIVABLE now so you can be one of the first people to get it AND receive this awesome free gift AND support an incredible independent bookstore. What more could you ask for?

Click HERE to be awesome!

(PS: Malaprop’s can ship to you)

(PPS: If you want your book signed to someone in particular, you can make a note in the “Order Comments” section at checkout)

(PPPS: Pre-order campaign ends May 2nd)


Hello! I am so excited to finally share the cover for UNFORGIVABLE, the sequel to INVINCIBLE!

Unforgivable_final coverIsn’t it so beautiful?!

UNFORGIVABLE starts right where INVINCIBLE left off (at the very mean cliff-hanger), but the story switches to Marcus’s point of view instead of Evie’s. It’s a sequel, but I think you’ll enjoy it even if you haven’t read the first book yet. Marcus will fill you in on everything you need to know 🙂

And look what else I got:

Unforgivable ARCsA big pile of ARCs! And I want to give two of them away to YOU!

Click HERE to enter the GIVEAWAY!

Saturday, July 18th, 5:30 pm

Reading, Q&A and book signing

The Book Nook & Java Shop

8744 Ferry Street, Montague, Michigan 49437

Thursday, July 30th, 7:30 pm

YA Author Panel and book signing, with:

Nina LaCour, author of Everything Leads to You

Stephanie Keuhn, author of Delicate Monsters

Pegasus Books, Downtown Berkeley

2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California 94704

Sunday, August 9th, 4:00 pm

YA Author Panel and Book Signing, with:

Lisa Schroeder, author of All We Have is Now

Kris Dinnison, author of You and Me and Him

Kristin Halbrook Vincent, author of Every Last Promise

Panel will be moderated by Martha Brockenbrough, author of The Game of Love and Death

University Bookstore, U District

4326 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105

Sunday, October 11th, 4:00 pm

YA Author Panel and Book Signing, with:

Alexandra Duncan, author of Sound

Jaye Robin Brown, author of No Place to Fall

Flyleaf Books

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd), Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514


Hello from beautiful Asheville, North Carolina!

As some of you know, my family recently moved from Oakland, California to the mountains of western North Carolina. After three long months on the road with a toddler and a yappy dog, we finally came the end of our epic road trip, and we’ve spent the last nine months making this funky town our new home.

But that’s old news. What I’m thrilled to tell you about it the release of my new book INVINCIBLE:

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS meets GO ASK ALICE in this dramatic romance about a teenage girl who survives a terminal cancer diagnosis, only to get trapped in the deadly spiral of addiction.

INVINCIBLE is on sale TODAY at your favorite local bookstore and these wonderful places:

An audiobook is also available! Check out the retailers above, or Audible.com.

Here’s a bit more about INVINCIBLE:

Live hard. Love hard. Don’t look back.

Evie is living on borrowed time. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer several months ago and told that by now she’d be dead. Evie is grateful for every extra day she gets, but she knows that soon this disease will kill her. Until, miraculously, she may have a second chance to live.

All Evie had wanted was her life back, but now that she has it, she feels like there’s no place for her in it—at least, not for the girl she is now. Her friends and her parents still see her as Cancer Girl, and her boyfriend’s constant, doting attention is suddenly nothing short of suffocating.

Then Evie meets Marcus. She knows that he’s trouble, but she can’t help falling for him. Being near him makes her feel truly, fully alive. It’s better than a drug. His kiss makes her feel invincible—but she may be at the beginning of the biggest free fall of her life.

I am honored to share this book with you, and I hope you are as moved by reading Evie’s story as I was writing it.

If your local bookstore doesn’t have INVINCIBLE, please request that they order it! Here are some other things you can do to help your favorite authors:

  • Buy our books on, or as close to, the release date as possible
  • Request that your local library carry our books
  • Share news about our books on social media like Facebook and Twitter
  • Leave positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads
  • Share the news by good old fashioned word of mouth

I would be grateful if you’d do any of these things to help spread the word about INVINCIBLE. It is a great joy to write books for y’all. Thank you so much for your support.


Invincible_tagline_final.inddHi! You guys, I’m so excited that my new book INVINCIBLE is only a week away from hitting the bookshelves (on April 28). Of course, you can always pre-order it now to make sure you get it as soon as it’s available. Talk to the nice folks at your local indie bookstore, or order from one of these fine places:

An audiobook will also be available! Check out the retailers above, or Audible.com.

If you’re in the Asheville, NC area, you should come to my release party at Malaprop’s Bookstore at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 28. I’ll be celebrating along with Robin Constantine, Delilah S. Dawson, and Jaye Robin Brown. Find out more HERE.

If you’re closer to Charlotte, NC, I’ll be at Park Road Books on Saturday, May 2, at 2:00 pm with Robin and Jaye. More info HERE.

And for my friends and fans in Seattle and Michigan, stay tuned for info about events this summer. The event in Seattle, in particular, is shaping up to be EPIC.

Enter this RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY to win one of six Advance Reader Copies of my new book, INVINCIBLE!

Just CLICK HERE and follow the directions.

Giveaway ends March 28th, exactly one month before INVINCIBLE goes on sale. (Sorry, this one’s just for U.S. addresses.)

Spread the word! Tell your friends!


I am so, so, so excited to tell you about the INVINCIBLE release party at Malaprop’s Bookstore on Tuesday, April 28th!


I am honored to be joined by these three amazing authors:

Robin Constantine‘s romantic new book THE SECRETS OF ATTRACTION comes out on April 28th, the same day as INVINCIBLE!


Delilah S. Dawson‘s futuristic thriller HIT releases April 14th!

hitJaye Robin Brown, whose moving contemporary NO PLACE TO FALL came out in December, will be our very special guest.


I am so thrilled to be joined by such amazing women for this triple release party! It’s going to be an incredible night of diverse YA, and I hope you’ll join us. Put it on your calendar now!

Tuesday, April 28th

7:00 pm

Malaprop’s Bookstore

55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC

We haven’t come up with a name for the event yet, but we’re taking suggestions….