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Forthcoming in February 2016 – Marked


From the publisher: “Sixteen-year-old Lyla lives in a bleak, controlling society where only the brightest and most favored students succeed. When she is caught buying cheats in an underground shadow market, she is tattooed—marked—as a criminal. Then she is offered redemption and she jumps at the chance . . . but it comes at a cost. Doing what is right means betraying the boy she has come to love, and, perhaps, losing even more than she thought possible. Graphic novel–style vignettes revealing the history of this world provide Lyla with guidance and clues to a possible way out of the double bind she finds herself in.”

An excerpt of one of my novels-in-progress, “265 Days of Furie — Part I: Summer,” was named a finalist for the 2015 Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, sponsored by Hunger Mountain: The VCFA Journal for the Arts.

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