My first novel for Middle Grade readers is out this February from Sky Pony Press. Dear Isaac Newton, You’re Ruining My Life is about Truth Trendon as she begins junior high having to wear a back brace for scoliosis.
Truth’s brace is hard plastic, tight, and uncomfortable. She has to wear a t-shirt under it and bulky clothes over it, making her feel both sweaty and unfashionable. She’s terrified that her classmates are going to find out about it.
But it’s hard keeping it a secret (especially when gym class is involved), and secrets quickly turn into lies. When Truth’s crush entrusts her with a big secret of his own, it leads to even more lying. Add to that a fight with her best friend, a looming school-wide presentation, and mean rumors, and it’s a recipe for disaster.
For me, fiction, like water, can cleanse, quench, heal, and flood parts of us we least expect. Aside from fiction, you can find my musings on everyday experiences and observations on my blog (titled “Slog” because I often find it a tedious task) via the link above. I hope you enjoy the adventures, stories, and the conversation given to us by the written word.