Now teaching on Outschool!

TWEEN & TEEN CLASSES Weekly Creative Writing: Create a New Story Each Week (Grades 7 – 10) Creative Writing: Weekly Horror Stories (Grades 9 – 12) Read Smart: Young Adult and Teen Book Club (Grades 9 – 12) Taylor Swift: Poetry, Song and Literary Analysis (Ages 12-17) Creative Writing: Five Nights at Freddy’s Fan Fiction […]

A Move to Maryland

Due to increasingly oppressive legislation against me as an author, and my family as human beings, I have moved from Indiana to Maryland. I will update my Appearances page as soon as possible to reflect that. While school visits fees in Indiana will remain low ($300 or less depending on region,) I will unfortunately have […]

Challenge Statements

I am aware that my books, ALL OUT, OUT NOW, OUT THERE and ALL THE THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK, are currently being challenged all over the United States. For those who would like a statement from the author about these challenges, I offer one for the anthologies and one for ALL THE THINGS. […]

Indiana Authors Awards

I am beyond honored that my novel, ALL THE THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK, has won the 2020 Indiana Authors Awards for Young Adult Fiction. This is so meaningful to me; this was a book of my soul. It broke me open to write it. It forced me to heal instead of hide. And […]


COVID-19 NOTE: DUE TO THE SOCIAL DISTANCING DIRECTIVES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, I WILL BE UNAVAILABLE IN 2020 FOR ANY APPEARANCES. I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON! (04/01/2020) I apologize, but all of my 2020 appearances will be cancelled and I will not be booking any new […]

ILF Youth services conference diverse ya list

Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore Brave Face, Shaun David Hutchinson Full Disclosure by Camryn Garret How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles We Set the Dark […]


August 25-26th, 2019 ILF Youth Services Conference Inclusive Book Talk w/ Shirley Mullin September 18th, 2019 ISLA Conference Inclusive Book Talk September 21, 2019 St. Louis Bookfest! Panels for THE PROM! Oct 26th, 2019 Books by the Banks More details to come Nov 3-5, 2019 Indiana Library Federation Conference More details to come Nov 9, […]


Hey there! I’m still on social media hiatus, but I am excited that my next two books have been announced: THE PROM and ALL THE THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK. Check out the covers and descriptions at!