Sequels to Tattooed Teardrops are coming soon!

Sequels to Tattooed Teardrops are coming soon!

Since I published Tattooed Teardrops, one of the most common comments that I received was "when is the sequel coming out? I want to read more!" ...
In the Margins Literary Awards

In the Margins Literary Awards

You've seen the In The Margins literary awards mentioned here before. Ruby, Between the Cracks placed in the Top Ten books for Teens in 2015. Tattooed Teardrops won the Top Fiction award in 2016. Today, the 2018 In the Margins awards have been announced, and I had two books place on the Recommended Reading list ...
Tattooed Teardrops wins Top Fiction Book for Teens

Tattooed Teardrops wins Top Fiction Book for Teens

A year ago, I was announcing to you that Ruby, Between the Cracks had won one of the 2015 Top Ten Best Books for Teens award put out by Library Services for Youth in Custody. Wow, how time flies! During the ensuing year, the committee requested copies of three of my books  for the 2016 award:
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Nomination and promotions

Nomination and promotions

Busy busy this week!
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Tattooed Teardrops Nominated for "In the Margins" Best Books for Teens Award

Tattooed Teardrops Nominated for “In the Margins” Best Books for Teens Award

It's all there in the title. In February, Ruby, Between the Cracks won the Top Ten Best Books for Teens In the Margins award, and now Tattooed Teardrops has been nominated as well! Can I saw how much I love the folks over there at Library Services for Youth in Custody? Between you and me, they may have asked for review copies of another book as well...
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Ruby Between the Cracks Wins In the Margins Book Award

Ruby Between the Cracks Wins In the Margins Book Award

Way back in May, I received a request for copies of Ruby, Between the Cracks for consideration by the In the Margins Committee for their Best Books for Teens award. Then in August, I was excited to tell you that Ruby had been nominated for award. A week ago, I was over the moon to find out that Ruby won the award, landing a place in the top ten! I have had to wait to announce it, but the list was released today and I am free to spread it to the world.
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Ruby nominated for In the Margins Best Books for Teens List

Ruby nominated for In the Margins Best Books for Teens List

Earlier this year, I was advised that Ruby, Between the Cracks was "being considered for the In the Margins: Best Books for Teens list." I bundled up copies to send off to the committee members. Yesterday, I got another e-mail which indicated Ruby had made it to the next stage:
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