Sequoyah Book Awards

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I’m super excited to share that Underwater is a finalist for the 2018 Sequoyah Book Awards in the high school category. This award is presented by the Oklahoma Library Association. Underwater is in some stellar company and I couldn’t be more honored. You can read more about it here. Or have a look at the high school masterlist here.

UNDERWATER in The UK

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I am so excited because we are mere days away from the UK release of UNDERWATER on April 7, 2016. I received final copies of the book and they literally sparkle in the sunlight. SPARKLE! I keep moving them around to catch the light and shoot streaks of starbursts across my face. Yes. I really do. Today, I learned that … Read More

UNDERWATER is an Indies Introduce Title

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I am thrilled to share the news that UNDERWATER was one of ten middle grade/young adult debut novels, chosen by the American Booksellers Association for their Indies Introduce New Voices for winter/spring 2016. A panel of sellers for independent bookstores (my favorite) read a whole bunch of ARCs and selected ten adult and ten MG/YA titles to highlight for the winter/spring 2016 season. What? Yep. … Read More

UNDERWATER: Out in the Wild

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Welcome to my new officially official author website, friends! Isn’t it pretty? I love how my awesome designer, Sean Hastings, incorporated so many UNDERWATER feels throughout the site. Speaking of UNDERWATER, it’s, like, out in the world! Out. In. The. World. Advanced reader copies (ARCs) are making their way across the U.S. and there have been so many pretty pictures sent to … Read More