THE ART OF ESCAPING
My solo debut, a contemporary YA novel chronicling the misadventures of a teenage escape artist, will be released by Amberjack Publishing in June of 2018. You can read about the book deal here. Stay tuned for details and add the book to your Goodreads TBR shelf here.
In 2008, while perusing the YA shelves at Borders (R.I.P.), my dear friend Troy H. Gardner turned to me and said, “We could do this.” I naively and arrogantly agreed with him and the MAD WORLD series was born. Part contemporary YA and part urban fantasy, the series follows two kids who meet at an institution for troubled teens and, together, discover the world is super strange and more complex than they ever thought possible. You know, just regular growin’ up stuff…
The first three books in the series (WAKEFIELD, TUNNELVILLE, and PERFECTION) have been released as ebooks by MuseItUp Publishing. You can find out all the deets on the MAD WORLD website.
MAD WORLD served as a crash course in learning how to write. Thus, they have all the marks of immature work, and I’m not just talking about too many adverbs and bad pacing. They contain oodles of questionable rep that reflects my early attempts at “writing the other.” But I’m not going to pretend they don’t exist. When you mess up, don’t deny. Do better.