Signing books at Barnes & Noble Chino Hills

March Events Wrap-Up

March was an amazing month for this debut author. After the madness of launching Symptoms of Being Human in February, I had a full month of events–two book festivals, a library appearance, and a panel and signing at my local Barnes & Noble store. So this post is a digital scrapbook of sorts,...

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open letter

On Being Afraid in the Bathroom

The impetus to write Symptoms of Being Human came in late 2013. I was in a car with some friends and acquaintances when the driver–let’s call her Jane–brought up a court case pending in my county. A transgender student was suing the school district for the right to use the restroom/locker...

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I’m thrilled to participate in this season’s YA Scavenger Hunt. In case you’re unfamiliar with YASH, it’s a 72-hour internet scavenger hunt that promises a lot of fun and a chance to win SCORES AND SCORES of signed books.  This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen...

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Launch Event


Thanks to you, February has been an exciting month! Over 100 people attended the launch event at Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach, where my book sold out in less than an hour.  In addition, Symptoms of Being Human and its audiobook companion (narrated by Tom Phelan of ABC’s The Fosters) appeared...

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