YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED Is Out Today!

Today marks the culmination of a lifelong dream–my debut book is out in the world! There aren’t words to express how thrilled I am to share it with all of you. I have so many people to thank for making this book a reality, and I’m tempted to just paste my Acknowledgments into this blog…

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Your Life Has Been Delayed Launch Week Events!

It’s almost time to celebrate the launch of YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED, and I’m so excited to announce I’ll be in conversation with two amazing authors I greatly admire during launch week! Tuesday, Sept. 7 7 p.m. CDT (Release day!) Join me in person at The Novel Neighbor or on Facebook/YouTube for the official launch of…

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My Author Copies Are Here! Plus new interviews

Hi, everyone! I’m so excited to share that my author copies have arrived! My editor sent a single copy to me, all wrapped up with a special note last Thursday, and then the full box arrived on Friday. I can’t wait for you all to read the book. It’s available for pre-order now at all…

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EVERYWHERE BLUE and a Few Other MG Books You Should Read

Hey, it’s time for another marvelous middle grade roundup! I thought August would never get here, and now it’s really flying by! My book finally comes out next month (yay!), and I’m in the midst of revising my 2022 book (more on that soon!). But here are a few great books I enjoyed over the…

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1 Month to YLHBD Release: Places in the Book

Happy August! In particular, Aug. 7, which is now officially one month until the release of YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED! I hope you’re as excited to read the book as I am to share it with you. Today’s countdown feature is an inside look at some of the places inside the book. YOUR LIFE…

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Interview at The Book Bratz

Today, you can find me over at The Book Bratz blog as part of their 2021 Debut Author Interview series. They asked me some great questions about YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED, including a few I hadn’t been asked yet. You can check out the interview at: https://thebookbratz.blogspot.com/2021/07/2021-debut-author-interview-michelle-i.html Just as an extra tidbit, one of…

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WHERE IT ALL LANDS and a Few Other YA Books You Should Read!

Happy July! It’s already been quite eventful for me. I thought this was when I’d be able to say “My book comes out next month!” Alas, my countdown has been pushed back a bit, and it’s now more than two months again. BUT, I do have some other great books to tell you about. Most…

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New Release Date for YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED: Sept. 7, 2021

Heads up, readers! There’s been a bit of turbulence, and the release date for YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED has been… delayed. YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED will now be arriving in bookstores—or on your doorstep if you pre-order!—on Sept. 7. While Jenny’s story takes place in a non-COVID world, the publishing industry still exists…

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2 Months to Release: Deleted Chapter Titles

Happy June 24! Otherwise known in my world as 2 months until the release of YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED! Is anyone else getting as excited as I am? I hope so! Today I’m digging into a topic that makes most writers cringe even as we nod along in resignation–killing our darlings. If you aren’t a…

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