Sunday, March 6, 2022

Monster Gallery

The first book I ever wrote was a second grade project called Monster Gallery. Every week, we had to write a new story about a classic monster, and this project sparked my love of writing.

Growing up in poverty meant I didn't have access to paper at home, so I cannibalized my least favorite stories for the paper. Sometimes for homework, so my little brother would have something to draw on, and sometimes for other stories. I wish I still had all of the stories I tore out of this book, but I'm glad I have the ones that still exist. I have a vampire, werewolf, mummy, even a bride of Frankenstein among a few others.

Seeing Monster Gallery next to Between Safe and Real--my first set of short stories next to my first published novel--fills me with joy and reminds me of just how far I've come.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Hope and Representation

Hope and Representation, a guest post by Dannie M. Olguin Teen Librarian's Toolbox, which is a microsite of School Library Journal:

Between Safe and Real wasn’t fun to write and it’s unlikely readers will think it’s fun to read, but I’m okay with that because I truly believe representation matters, even when it’s not fun.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Unboxing Between Safe and Real

Autograph copies came in! It's a little overwhelming to see so many books with my name on them, but it's super fun to think that soon, all of those books will have my name written in them. I've been dreaming about autographing my own books since I was a little girl!
If you want your very own autographed copy, you can order one here:

Unboxing of Between Safe and Real

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Purchase Autographed Copy


Paperback Now Available!


The paperback version of BETWEEN SAFE AND REAL is available for purchase a whole month early! I'm a traditionally published author, y'all!
I'm expecting a great big box of books for me to autograph in about a week, so if you want one, fill out this form and I'll get you one ASAP!
If you want a copy without an autograph, head on over to Amazon.
And speaking of March 8th, I'm planning a virtual launch event, so stay tuned for details! The ebook version will also be releasing on March 8th.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Special Announcement!

 Celebrating good news with a beer and a chocolate tart! Details coming early the week of February 7th!