If you dig through these archives for any length of time three things will become clear:
I am a writer, a mom, and a YA junkie.
For several years I wrote about my little boys on this blog, until one day I asked myself... what if my blog had millions of readers? And what if my babies grew into teenagers and I never stopped writing about them?
I immediately hung up my mommy blogger hat and wrote a YA book instead. (And it was so much more fun!) It's called NOT HER STORY, and it's about Claire Dixon, teenager and mommy-blog subject.
(Spoiler alert: Claire hates it.)
I can't wait until the day all of you can read it!
When I'm not writing, momming, or reading, I'm mostly trying to convince my husband that we should leave this ridiculous Arizona heat and move somewhere with more rain and less sun. You can also find me eating (too much) ice cream and watching (too much) Netflix.
My favorite (recent-ish) YA reads:
ANNA & THE FRENCH KISS
LOLA & THE BOY NEXT DOOR
ISLA & THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER
(i.e. I'll read and love anything by Stephanie Perkins)
ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven
TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS by E. Lockhart
SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE by Morgan Matson
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
LOOKING FOR ALAKSA by John Green
DUMPLIN' by Julie Murphy
THE LUNAR CHRONICALS by Marissa Meyer
THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson
EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway
MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Forever in my Netflix Queue:
Friday Night Lights
Parks & Rec
Buffy the Vampire Slayer