• Did you see the gorgeous cover for STEALING HOME?

     

    Have any of you seen Mary Poppins Returns yet? It’s adorable. And there’s an entire scene dedicated to not judging a book by its cover. I agree with that 99 percent of the time, but if you wanted to judge STEALING HOME by it’s *cough* glorious *cough, cough* cover that would be just fine by me.

    This cover makes me think warm, flirty, fun, summer romance. And that’s pretty much what will be on the pages too.

    What do you think?

    STEALING HOME_Page Street USA Today’s Happy Ever After did the reveal a few days ago, and so many lovely people said so many kind things about it.

    I have to thank my publisher, Page Street, and my cover designer, Rosie Stewart, for doing such excellent work!

    If the cover teases you enough to want to know what the story is about, here’s the official back cover blurb:

    Seventeen-year-old Ryan Russell can’t afford to strike out on her dreams.

    Ryan has life perfectly planned. She’s going to take over her family’s team, the Buckley Beavers, and become one of the only female General Managers in minor league baseball.

    Then Sawyer Campbell shows up, and Ryan’s carefully laid plans are thrown a major curveball. Sawyer is far more charming than the arrogant jocks she usually manages, though fraternizing is against every rule in the Beavers’ handbook.

    But after figuring out the desperate state of the team’s finances, Ryan will have to take risks in order to save her future. She teams up with Sawyer, using his star power to draw in sponsors. But the more time she spends with him, the harder it becomes to play by the rules. Is his partnership the key to saving the Beavers, or a distraction she can’t afford?

    You can (and should) add it to your Goodreads shelf here!

    And if it sound like something you’ll like, you can pre-order it at Amazon or Barnes & Noble or your favorite independent book store!

    More news to come!

  • Did you see the cover for WAITING FOR AUGUSTA?

     

    A couple of years ago, my friend Jessica Lawson asked me to look at a story she was working on.  It was just a sketch, a few rough chapters, but it had the sort of voice that reached off the page and grabbed you.  I’m so pleased that Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers agreed with me, and now those chapters are a full book!

    It’s called WAITING FOR AUGUSTA, and it’s something we can all relate to…whether we’re nine or ninety.  It’s the story of Ben, who is trying so hard to find a connection with his dead father — a connection they really struggled to maintain while his father was alive.

    The full jacket and a giveaway are up on YABC. You should head there and check it out!

    But I’ve got a shot of the darling cover and the synopsis here too!

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    Eleven-year-old Benjamin Putter has a lump in his throat, and he’s certain it’s a golf ball.

     
    It sounds crazy, he knows. But everything’s been topsy-turvy since his father died last month.
     
    Then one day something starts tugging at Ben, telling him to hurry to Augusta, Georgia—home of the most famous golf course in the world.
     
    Ben might be going loony, but escaping Hilltop, Alabama sounds like a darn good idea. (And just maybe it will make that lump go away.) As he makes his way to Augusta, Ben partners up with a myserious runaway named Noni, and they embark on a journey with surprises—and possibly magic—at every turn.
    So add it to your TBR shelves.  It’ll be out May 10, 2016.
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