As a debut novelist, I lived with the constant fear that my first book would be so horrible or sell so poorly that I’d never publish anything ever again. Well, in your face, crippling self-doubt! I’ve sold my next YA novel to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! Here’s the announcement from Publisher’s Weekly:

After the Shot Drops - PW Announcement

And you can add it to your TBR shelf on Goodreads here!

I’m really excited to be working with editor Margaret Raymo (who works with such powerhouses as Lois Lowry, Kwame Alexander, and Barry Lyga) and with HMH (whose list includes such greats at The Giver, The Crossover, Curious George, The Little Prince, and many more).

I love the characters in story so much, and I can’t wait for everyone to meet them. (Sorry that it will take a couple of years. That’s just how publishing works.)

In the mean time, here are some GIFs to properly convey my emotions.


(Stay tuned for a post about the return of self-doubt.)


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