My book is finally here, and it is beautiful. I’ve been waiting a long time for this, and I know some of you have, too!
There is a lack of polyamory-positive books for teens on the shelves today, and HEARTS ARE JERKS addresses that.
Sixteen-year-old Alicía Diaz’s parents have been in a stable, nurturing polyamorous relationship all her life, so and dating both a boy and a girl in high school doesn’t seem like a big deal to her.
When Allie crashes the car during an impromptu driving lesson, there’ll be no more driving for her until it’s paid in full. Her love life crashes next: she finds out her girlfriend is moving away, and that she told her new boyfriend before telling Allie.
She’s determined to handle it all on her own, but then other kids start harassing her to the point of threatening her summer job – the one she really needs to pay off her accident. Allie doesn’t know how she’s going to make everything work. But she knows she has to stay true to herself.
Available soon on Amazon in paperback and ebook. Also coming soon to other retailers.
Those of you who have been waiting a long time for HEARTS ARE JERKS won’t have to wait much longer. I returned first proofs to my layout genius today, and we’re working on back cover copy now.
The cover reveal will happen soon, here first. Then it’ll be available on Amazon in print and ebook, and it’ll spread from there. As soon as it’s ready, we’ll get the Goodreads page set up, too.
A while back, I wrote a mythological/historical fantasy story for an anthology called The Bard’s Tale: Stories and Recipes from the Black Dragon Inn, about one of the Fates and her interaction with a very special young girl.
That story is now available as a reprint on Curious Fictions, along with a lot of other great short stories by a lot of great authors. You can read for free, or opt in to support the site or specific authors. I hope you’ll go take a look.
(Of course, if you want to see the recipe that goes with the story, or the gorgeous story art by David Szilagyi, you’ll still have to buy the anthology. I recommend it.)
I’m pleased to announce that my story “Cold Comfort” will be appearing in FIRE: DEMONS, DRAGONS AND DJINN from Tyche Books, edited by Rhonda Parrish. More info and full Table of Contents at the link!
Look for it this August — an appropriate month for fire themes.
“Zae’s gaze” is one of those awkward things that you don’t realize is awkward until you read it out loud. Which I’m doing, on this pass of Gears of Faith, to make sure I catch all the little things that fell through the cracks of my big rewrite/revision.
Reading my soon-to-be-a-book out loud to catch typos is mortifying and humbling. I’m catching the unfortunate, the unexpected, and the just plain awkward. Also I’m recording them. Chapter 5, for what it’s worth, has bonus cat.