There’s a big announcement and a dancing Ewok at the end of this post, but first I’m going to ask you to bear with me for a little while.
Most of the books I’ve written have been, somehow or another, about hope.
The stories I’ve told have been about learning to believe in ourselves and our power to shape the world around us—sometimes literally. My characters find themselves or land themselves in dark places, and then claw themselves back up, because that’s what stories do: stories take us apart, with a character as our stand-in, and then they put us back together, brick by brick, until we can stand up again, even if what’s inside of us has changed a little.
Fiction shows us what we are and what we can be.
When I set out to write SHAKEN, the very first book I queried, the book that got me my first…
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