I got to write a piece for Teen Librarian Toolbox, about the process of writing ACCIDENTAL and what I hope the book achieves. Thank you TLT for the opportunity! Read it here.
My Son Wore A Dress To Picture Day….
I was so thrilled with the experience my 5-year-old son had at his school picture day, that I wrote about it for Medium. Please check it out, and spread the love!
I’m thrilled to share the cover for ACCIDENTAL, which follows 16 year old Johanna as she learns and must come to terms with the tragic truth that she shot and killed her own mother when she was 2 years old.
The cover was designed by Danielle Ceccolini and illustrated by Adams Carvalho, and it is SO BEAUTIFUL, RIGHT?! July 2020 still seems very far away, but, until then, I will fall asleep at night dreaming of this gorgeous book cover.
Preorder links here.
I HAVE A NEW BOOK COMING OUT!!!
I am thrilled to announce that my YA novel, ACCIDENTAL, will be published by Bloomsbury Kids in spring 2020! (Add it on Goodreads!)
Mary Kate Castellani at Bloomsbury has acquired, at auction, Alex Richards‘s Accidental, about a 16-year-old girl who learns that she shot and killed her own mother with her father’s gun when she was just two years old; now she must choose whether to trust her dad, who has suddenly popped back into her life, or the grandparents who raised her but lied the whole time. Publication is scheduled for spring 2020; Lauren Galit at the LKG Agency did the two-book deal for world rights.
My Kid’s Friend Got A Concussion Under My Watch, And It Terrified Me
A few months ago, I had the very harrowing experience of being in charge of my daughter’s friend when she fell and got a concussion. It was nuts, and so scary, and I’m still coming to terms with it. Read the full story at Momtastic.