If you hang around authors enough, you’ll hear the phrase “be careful or you’ll end up in my novel.” Many threaten to murder, ridicule, or torture real-life people through characters who may only subtly resemble the characters in the book, but the author knows it’s them. I’ve never killed a character based on a real person—if anything I tend to base characters on people I LIKE—but I have made a few the antagonist. In Fracture, the female bully was based on a particularly lovely woman I worked with, and about two weeks ago I realized who inspired the Snow Bunnies, aka the Snow Bitches, in The Slope Rules.
I can’t believe it’s finally here! When I first came up with the idea for this book during the Freakish Snow of 2014 (which also coincided with the 2014 Winter Olympics), I knew it was totally different from anything I’d written before and I didn’t know if I could pull it off. Two years later when I finally started writing (I forced myself to write FADED first so I could finish the trilogy) I realized how fun it could be. And the fun continued until I finished it (for the most part…) and I STILL love this book — which all writers know isn’t always the case.
Only a few days left…to preorder The Slope Rules at a discounted price! Right now it’s $1.99 but this Friday — publication day — it goes up to $3.99 so grab it now!
The Slope Rules full cover reveal PLUS enter to win a print copy on Goodreads. Preorder price of $1.99 goes up on February 24 so order your copy today!
Enter to win one of three print copies of my new YA romance The Slope Rules on Goodreads. Winners announced February 24. US only.
The Slope Rules comes out February 24, but is for pre-order on TODAY! Grease meets Mean Girls in this action-packed romance.
My word for the new year is persevere. I plan to continue on my current path and continue steadfastly with my writing and publication goals.
The AMAZING Jenn Marie Photography (who also did our wedding photography) took so many fabulous headshots that I need your help choosing the winner.
Listen to my radio interview about the upcoming event, Books & Brews: Holiday Edition. Thursday, December 8 from 4:30-7:30pm at Grand Armory Brewing.
Save over 80% on this YA time travel trilogy! Biz is a perfectly normal teenager except for one minor detail: she uses sunlight to jump back to yesterday.