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iscoming out July 14, 2020 from Swoon Reads / Macmillan
1851. Bounced from one begrudging relative to another their whole lives, orphaned identical twins Sophie and Mariah Carter have always relied on each other for love and support, even though the sisters couldn't be more different.
Brash Sophie wants to be an inventor, and demure Mariah wants to be an artist. Both long to visit London for the summer—Sophie to see the Queen’s Great Exhibition and Mariah to study the world’s finest collection of paintings. But when their cantankerous aunt answers their letter pleading for a place to stay, she insists she only has time and room to spare for one of them.
So, Mariah and Sophie hatch a clever scheme: They will travel to London together and take turns playing the part of "Sophie".

At first the plan runs like clockwork. But as the girls avoid getting caught by increasingly narrow margins and two handsome gentlemen—both of whom think they’re falling…
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It’s beginning to look a lot like… a Christmas book! I’m so pleased to introduce my holiday story, A Royal Christmas Quandary to you. 
It has plenty of hijinks, festive fun, and sweet romance.
Drina (Lady Alexandra Gailey) is excited to spend Christmas at Windsor Castle with her best friend, Princess Alice, and her longtime crush, Lord George Worthington. But nothing goes quite to plan, Princess Alice has to pick a royal prince before Christmas and George has lost one of the foreign princes. Between mischief and mistletoe, can Drina help her friend to the perfect proposal? And will she get her own Christmas wish?
When you spend Christmas in a castle, anything is possible.

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The prize includes: -Signed copy of THE INVENTION OF SOPHIE CARTER
-2 scrunchies -2 zipper pouches -2 pairs of socks -2 sets of Spoon earrings
-2 identical charm bracelets -2 organza bags .

Giveaway ends on March 20th.
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Junior Library Guild Gold Standard

I was surprised and delighted to received an award from the Junior Library Guild! They have given THE LAST WORD the great honor of being a gold standard selection. And I got a really cool pin that I can't wait to wear to my next author event.

January Newsletter

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The Last Word Booktrailer

A booktrailer is like a movie trailer, but for a book... I guess that's kind of obvious. Anyway, here is the booktrailer I made for THE LAST WORD. I hope you enjoy it!

All I want for Christmas is a book box subscription!

Still looking for a unique gift for the special someone in your life? Consider giving them a book box subscription (literally a gift that keeps giving).

My husband got me a subscription to LitJoy Crate and it has been so much fun getting bookish items. Here are two boxes worth of fun: