Specter is on NetGalley through 9/30!

Hey everyone, I just want to drop in real quick to say that Specter is free on NetGalley through the end of this month! Specter is a YA paranormal thriller that is perfect for Stranger Things fans or anyone craving a Halloween read. It received glowing five-star reviews from Indie Author Central and Indies Today,… Continue reading Specter is on NetGalley through 9/30!

Specter Debuts Today!

I can hardly believe I just typed that title—"Specter debuts today." It's been a surreal journey from the start of this book to the end, and I mean that word—journey—in the most real way. At the start of it all, Specter was a concept that had been rattling around in my head for a while,… Continue reading Specter Debuts Today!

Specter—Chapter One Teaser!

You guys, Specter debuts in just two days, and I'm beyond excited. Specter is a YA paranormal thriller perfect for any Stranger Things fan. If you like fast-paced thrillers with twists and turns that will seriously keep you guessing and strong female characters, then this is a book not to miss. Want to preview the… Continue reading Specter—Chapter One Teaser!

Interview with a Cover Designer!

Who hasn't bought a book based solely on the cover design? Go into a bookstore and it's almost like entering an art gallery. Covers entice us into the book, acting as alluring seductresses, promising us adventure or scares, inviting us to new worlds. The YA sphere especially, in my opinion, has really stepped up the… Continue reading Interview with a Cover Designer!

Missing Persons Report: Melissa White

Full Name: Melissa Mary WhiteDate of Birth: February 2, 1969Place of Birth: Lanster, New HampshireMissing Since: September 22, 1985. (Sixteen years old)Height: 5’4” (At time of disappearance)Weight: 115 pounds (At time of disappearance)Race: CaucasianHair: BlondScars and Marks: Freckles; ears pierced; navel piercedClothes and Jewelry: Unknown If you have any information concerning this case, please contact… Continue reading Missing Persons Report: Melissa White

Who Killed Melissa White?

Her face was inches from my own, close enough to see the smattering of navy freckles on her cheeks. My throat clenched to scream, but the air in my windpipe felt frozen, like it had solidified into a chunk of ice. Something about looking at her was making my head hurt, like patches of her… Continue reading Who Killed Melissa White?

Keeping It Local: Setting My Book in Connecticut

When it was time to put pen to paper, the decision about where to set Specter was an easy one. It had to be Connecticut, specifically a loosely-veiled version of the Farmington Valley—this despite the fact that there's a good amount of myself in Lanie, the sixteen-year-old main character, and I had spent my own… Continue reading Keeping It Local: Setting My Book in Connecticut

Who Killed Melissa White?

It—she—had none of the silvery translucence from the stories. In fact, she wasn’t see-through at all, her figure cast in slow-moving blue shadows, like the sun making mottled patterns on the seafloor. There was a ghost in my room—a ghost my age, her hair a big mess of feathery curls straight out of an eighties… Continue reading Who Killed Melissa White?

Music and My Writing Process

I was talking with my grandma the other day, and the topic swung around to my newest WIP, which I've affectionately dubbed "Beauty and the Beast and Aliens." "How did you ever think of that?" she asked me. I took a second. "Well, I don't know... Music helps with brainstorming ideas, I guess?" Here's the… Continue reading Music and My Writing Process