AFTER THE SHOT DROPS COVER REVEAL + CHAPTER ONE!

ATSD cover with quote

A little over a week ago, Paste Magazine hosted the cover reveal for my next bookAfter the Shot Drops which comes out on March 6, 2017 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. I might be biased, but I’m all about it! The designer (whose name I don’t know yet) did an amazing job of creating some beautiful imagery that manages to visually convey some of the book’s most important themes. Even though I’ve included the cover above, you can follow the link to Paste’s post to read the opening chapter of the book. ATSD is also now available for pre-order over at Amazon, and don’t forget that every time someone adds it to their Goodreads to-read shelf, a narwhal gets its wings.

AFTER THE SHOT DROPS

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.)