I have artwork!
Ain’t it pretty!?
I’m so excited for this release — September 4th is coming up fast!
It’s always a thrill to break into a new genre, and YA is near and dear to my heart. I always thought if S.E. Hinton could do it, why can’t I?
Anyway, delusions of grandeur aside, here’s the blurb to the antho and to my story, and the link to pre-order if you’re so inclined (<3).
First Time for Everything
A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title
There’s nothing like the first time. Whether it’s a first crush, first date, first kiss, or finding tolerance and approval for the first time, for gay, lesbian, bi, and trans teens—or those still exploring and discovering their sexuality and identity—these important firsts can shape the rest of their lives. Gathering the courage to come out to their families, admit their feelings to a friend, or go to school presenting as the people they really are can be a struggle. But with the support of their allies and their own inner strength, the brave young people in these stories take the first steps toward happiness and living on their own terms. From sweet stories of newly discovered love, humorous accounts of awkward dinners and dances, to fights for acceptance and even survival, the teens in this anthology must face new challenges and rise to meet them. These are the first times they’ll never forget.
Jordan Pond graduated from high school a year early. He didn’t know he’d have three weeks to fill before his first day of classes at the community college. He also didn’t know that during those seemingly endless weeks he’d have an awkward painful experience at Powell’s City of Books that might turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to him, even if it causes him to question everything he thought he knew about himself.
Everyone in the US, have a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend, and everyone else have a super regular weekend!