My second novel A Catalog of Burnt Objects sold to Jessica Garrison at Dial/Penguin Teen. This book is so deep in my heart. My hometown was destroyed by a catastrophic wildfire, and I hope this project can bring attention to all impacted by the pervasive, and annually worsening fires in the west.
I was thrilled to learn that As Many Nows As I Can Get is a nominee for the Maine Library Association’s North Star YA Award. This program invites high school students across the state to read from an incredible list of books and vote for their favorite. Check it out!
I had a great time talking with Francesca about writing for this great article in College Magazine. Check out what cool stuff Rob Moore and Micheal Shane Leighton say about the writing process too.
I’m beyond thrilled that As Many Nows As I Can Get is recognized by the ALA as a 2020 Rise Title for Best Feminist Books of the year. Check out the entire list here.
I was really excited to appear on WGME TV in December. Check it out here.
One of the things I love about Maine is how supportive they are of their writers, news that Nows was on some Best of 2019 lists was covered in The Portland Press Herald, The Bangor Daily News, The Sun Journal, and The Daily BullDog.
It is still a little amazing to me that you can even check out As Many Nows As I Can Get from the NYPL. So it is pretty surreal to be named among their top 10 YA of 2019. I am so moved by this one because I believe libraries are one of the most important things in a functioning democracy. I’m serious. They save lives, house ideas, and tell kids stories. Thanks, New York Public library . I’m humbled to be listed among these great authors.
My favorite local bookstore included me in their Publisher’s Weekly holiday gift guide, if you pick it up remember to message me for a bookplate.
Did you know VOYA called As Many Nows As I Can Get “A definite purchase and must read.” Sounds like a great gift for a teen on your holiday shopping list–so if you purchase a copy of nows and send me a proof of purchase (photo of your receipt or you excited and reading the book) I’ll send you a signed book plate–until 12/1 or my book plates run out!
I can’t tell you the excitement I felt the day I learned that Penguin was turning Nows into an Audiobook. This was huge for me in part because my Colorado-dwelling cousin who consulted me on some specifics in the book has trouble reading conventionally but loves audiobooks. Many people read this way and knowing that my book was going to be accessible to more readers brought tears to my eyes. Lots of them actually. So it is very cool to see the audiobook get this lovely review in AudioFile.