August 20, 2018

Woohoo! The ebook version of A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE is on sale this week for the super low price of 99¢!

March 15, 2018

I'm so honored and delighted to learn that A MESSY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE is a Colorado Book Award finalist in the category of Young Adult Fiction! I'm grateful to the Colorado Humanities for the Book and all the judges. A reading with the other two finalists in the YA catego...

January 31, 2018

Looking to fall in love this Valentine's Day? Then you're in luck because I have an awesome GIVEAWAY for you! 

Meet your next book boyfriend/girlfriend in this #SwoonyYA Valentine's Day Giveaway!The Grand Prize winner will receive a KINDLE and their choice of one of the...

November 27, 2017

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support or who contributed to the Teen Comedy Contest for the #CureSarcoma Cause! The night was a great success, with 50 teen improvisers and standup comics performing, 100+ audience members, and over $650 raised to benefit the Sar...

November 15, 2017

Thanks to Chapter by Chapter for hosting my official blog tour in October. In case you missed it on social media, here is the full list of reviews (so many lovely reviews!!), spotlights, interviews, and guest posts: A Messy, Beautiful Life Blog Tour.

If you'd like just...

October 3, 2017


This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes!

At this hunt, you not only...

September 2, 2017

I'm so excited to officially reveal the cover of A Messy, Beautiful Life! Are you ready? Click on the image below to see the full reveal on Young Adult Books Central...

August 3, 2017

I have heard this happens to authors all the time. Titles. They are tricky. They get changed. But I did not think it could happen two months before the book comes out. But it did! My editor called and asked me to think of new titles for my book, and gave me four hours...

June 16, 2017

If you're an aspiring writer, I highly recommend entering writing contests. It's how I found my agent for my second manuscript, LOVE AND OTHER PUNCHLINES. First, in February of 2016, I tentatively tweeted out my pitch on Twitter during #PitMad...just for fun, ya know,...

June 2, 2017

I love writing contests, and I have them to thank for landing my agent and my editor. The first writing contest I ever entered was the Pikes Peak Writers Conference Fiction Writing Contest. In 2009 I won first place in the YA category, and it gave me the confidence and...

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