I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be one of the participating authors at the Christamore House Guild’s 39th annual benefit luncheon on Friday, April 26th. This event will be held in the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis and I’ll be joined by Martha Hall Kelly, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Kate Quinn, Whitney Scharer, and Annie Ward. Signed books will be available for sale before and after the luncheon and author program.
Proceeds from this event support the Frances Carter Coburn Scholarship Fund as well as educational programs offered through Christamore House. To learn more about Christamore House, please click on the following social media links: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
Would you like to read the first chapter of The Girl He Used to Know? Click on this link and you’ll be taken to BookBub for a look at this exclusive excerpt. And if you’re not already following me on BookBub, I’d really appreciate it if you could hit the follow button on my profile before you go.
I can’t wait for you to read this book! April 2nd can’t get here fast enough. 🙂
I am so excited to have received this wonderful review from Kirkus for The Girl He Used to Know.
“Living alone for the last 10 years has pushed Annika Rose, a woman on the autism spectrum, toward independence. Yet bumping into Jonathan Hoffman, her college sweetheart, in the frozen food section of their local grocery store sparks hope for something more.
Following a vicious bullying incident in seventh grade, Annika had been homeschooled, so college life challenged her. Luckily, just as she was about to throw in the towel and head back home, her compassionate roommate, Janice, took Annika under her wing, helping her to better read and respond to social cues. It was Janice who took Annika to her first chess club meeting, a place that became sacred to Annika. With the chess board in front of her, Annika could enter a space of clear rules and no confusing emotions, and it was at chess club that Annika and Jonathan first met. After she trounced him in their first game, Jonathan was smitten by the beautiful yet terribly shy Annika. Over the course of their senior year, Jonathan and Annika’s romance built from tentative touches into a passionate affair that crashed shortly after Jonathan took a job in New York. Now divorced and skittish, can Jonathan open his heart to Annika’s love again? Or will the mystery behind their breakup keep them apart?
Telling the story primarily from Annika’s perspective, Graves (On the Island, 2012, etc.) mirrors Annika’s own logical, concrete thought patterns with straightforward sentence structure and minimal description. Careful to balance the emotional and intellectual power between Annika and Jonathan, Graves creates a believable love affair in which Annika is not infantilized but rather fully realized as simply different. And her differences become her strengths when catastrophe strikes, compelling Annika to take the lead for the first time in her life.
A heartwarming, neurodiverse love story.”
The Girl He Used to Know will be published on 4/2/19. Have you pre-ordered your copy?
Hello, everyone! Happy Friday. I’m so excited to share the gorgeous cover of The GirlHe Used to Know with you. I love its edgy, sophisticated, literary vibe and can’t wait to hold the finished hardcover in my hands. The book will be released on April 2nd, 2019. I know that seems like a long time away, but I promise it will go fast! Make sure to follow me on all my social media channels because I will be giving away signed ARCs every month from now until the release.
Also, the e-book editions of Heart-Shaped Hack and White-Hot Hack will be on sale on Amazon for .99 STARTING TOMORROW. If you haven’t met Kate and Ian yet, grab your discounted copies for the holiday weekend! <3 <3 <3
A few of you have reached out to say hello and ask me where I’ve been, which I appreciate so much. I know I’ve been MIA, but I’ve been holed up in the writing cave working on my next manuscript so that I can reach my completion date goal of June 30th (and keep giving you new books to read!).
But today I have some super exciting news: 100 people will win an early copy of The Girl He Used to Know. That’s not a typo. ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE will soon hold a bound galley in their hands.
I cannot EVEN. I’m so excited for you to read this book.
All you have to do is click on this link and enter the giveaway. Mobile users, please use this one. That’s it. And if you’d like to share the giveaway link, that would certainly be appreciated but it is not required.
I can’t wait to reveal the final cover (this one’s a placeholder) and tell you more about this story. But for now, let’s get the ball rolling with this awesome giveaway. Good luck!
I’m over-the-moon excited to announce that The Girl He Used to Know will be published by St. Martin’s Press. I do not have a pub date yet, but I will share all release details with you as they become available.
Thank you so much for your patience. I can’t wait for you to read this story!