THE ART OF FALLING (Bloomsbury Spark, 2013)
Oceanside High #1
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For seventeen-year-old Bria Hale, image is everything. She’s a militant vegan with purple hair, Doc Martens and a permanent scowl. Kissing captain of the football team Ben Harris? Definitely not part of that image.

Now with each secret kiss, she’s falling deeper for the boy every girl at Oceanside High is crushing on. Throw in a few forbidden bacon cheeseburgers and she’s facing one major identity crisis.

Ignoring Ben should be easy, but when a flashy display of artistic spirit lands her in close quarters after hours with the boy she’s too cool to like, she can’t keep pretending those kisses meant nothing. With her reputation and her heart on a collision course, Bria must either be true to herself or to the persona she’s spent all of high school creating.

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THE TRICK TO LANDING (Bloomsbury Spark, 2016)
Oceanside High #2
Available February 16, 2016 on AmazonBarnes & NobleKoboGoogle Books

When you wipe out in life, who helps you get back up again?

After a gnarly fall in competition, a DUI, and moving in with her mom dashed her hopes for a spot in this year's X Games, 16-year-old skateboarder Summer O'Neill is left with one last shot at redemption. But her fresh start is even harder than getting back on the half pipe: hours of community service, a party girl reputation she can't shake, and life with a mother she hardly knows leave Summer scrambling to keep her world stable.

The very last thing Summer is looking for is a boyfriend, at least until she meets Sebastian Vega. Steady, unassuming, and self-assured, he's everything she's not. Before long, she's sneaking out for midnight sandcastle building excursions and trading in her art class for private photography lessons with Bastian.

But Summer's past won't stay behind her and Bastian has problems of his own – including a bleeding disorder that seeps into every aspect his life. While he pushes against the limitations of his hemophilia, she is bound by the rules of her probation. When the ramifications of her past crimes collide with his frustration, it may be more than their budding relationship can bear.

With the next X Games qualifier rapidly approaching, Summer has to own up to her mistakes if she wants to soar again. If she can't, she'll lose more than her second chance. She'll lose her future-in skating, and with Bastian.

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  1. I've been lurking about your blog attempting to stalk SIGNAL HILL, and Dahlia just mentioned in a blog post that the polite thing to do was leave a comment. So.

    I want to read it really, really bad! If you ever want an extra beta... *raises arm*.

    I hope you'll post an excerpt at some point because I am crazy about your premise. And I love the sneak peak of THE RIVER REMEMBERS. :)

    1. I should do a sneak! I've been so neglecting the blog. I'll let you know for sure when I need my next round of betas!

  2. Hey there!
    I loved your concept and the beginning to The Extraordinary Art of Falling (great title as well :)). Can't wait till your work is published so that I can read the rest!! I hope you're having a great summer :)
    Ninja Girl