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What the heck have I been up to?

I’m sure you’re wondering where I’ve been and what the heck I’ve been doing since I clearly haven’t been posting here!

What I just finished
Who She Was is off to the editor and starting next week, I’ll be using it to query agents. I’m looking for an agent because one of things I’ve learned in the almost two years since I first self-published (OMG – how has it not even been two years?!) is that young adult readers want physical books to hold in their hands and they (or their parents) primarily buy them through mainstream channels like Barnes and Noble and other book retailers that are really hard for a self-pubbed author to get into.

I truly believe Who She Was is a book that can make a difference for someone out there, so I want to ensure it reaches the  kids who need it as easily as possible. I believe a traditional publisher can do that for me, so that’s why I’m giving this a go. Wish me luck!

​What I’m about to start
After so much debate, I’ve decided which Bound book is next! Over the next month, as I attend two author events and plow through two grad school classes, I’ll also be rereading Bound by Prophecy to get my head back in the world and ensure I have all those open plot points down to tackle in MICAH’S STORY!

I know so many of you have fallen for Micah and I’m right there with you. When I first wrote his character I had no idea how he would evolve and the kind of man he would turn out to be. I’m so excited to write a full book in his point of view, I cannot even tell you!

I don’t have a title yet, heck, in true Muse fashion I don’t even know what the main plot of the story will be. But I know this is a continuation of the story you loved and your favorite characters will pop up. I’ll start writing in July with my eyes on a release in early 2017. Get ready!

What I’m so proud of
As I’ve been editing, I’ve also been working with my amazing designer, Toni, who has done most of the Bound covers and graphics you see. We’ve had many chats and floated tons of ideas back and forth, but we finally figured out my face to the world.


As we talked about who I am, what I write and what I want to be known for, it became really clear that I don’t know how to tell a story that isn’t a bit complex, with layered characters who are young (18 or so) and just trying to figure out who they are in the world. They are trying to overcome, to forge friendships, to trust, to love…that’s how we landed on “captivating coming of age.”

I hope you like it and I can’t wait to share more about what I have in the hopper and what’s to come. I hope you have an amazing summer. I’ll be in my writing chair between events, class and the fun of being outside in the sunshine.