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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the third Unusuals book coming out?

I took a break from my Mara and the gang to work on my first full-length young adult novel. Now that the novel is done, the third Unusuals book is next on my radar. I’ve already got it outlined and can’t wait for you all to read it.

What are your preferred pronouns?

She/her. Thank you for asking!

Can you come talk at our school/library/panel?

I love school, library, and panel visits! Shoot me an e-mail or fill out the contact form and we can talk.

Where can I buy Mara and Miyuki?

Mara and Miyuki are available for purchase through

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Why did you write Mara and Miyuki as novellas?

I believe that a story can be told concisely but still told well. Writing these stories as novellas made me consider each word on the page, and the words really needed to fight for the right to be there. It forced me to edit down anything that was taking away from the story that I wanted to tell. For these stories, it was the right choice for my characters and for my story.

Is Mara part of a series?

Yes, Mara is the first book in a planned series. Miyuki is the second book.

Would you be willing to do an author interview?

If it fits into my schedule, I would love to. Please contact me through this website and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

How do you find the time to write?

Writing is my job and my passion. As a writer, you must decide that your writing is valuable so that you can be successful. Time will never magically appear, unfortunately. For me, scheduling time to write is necessary. Many writers find it helpful to set a word count for the day or to write before work. Whatever it is for you, you must carve out the time in order to protect your writing.

Who designed your covers?

Marcos Chin designed the cover for Mara. Davide Bonazzi designed the cover for Miyuki. I am so lucky to have been able to have my characters interpreted by such amazing artists.

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