WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT RIPPLE:


"This book is darker in tone than a typical romance (there are drug-house deliveries and two attempted sexual assaults), and the ending, while hopeful, is certainly no happily-ever-after."

--Booklist 


"A well-crafted, sweet story of Tessa's and Jack's ability to bring out the best in the other." 
--School Library Journal  


On Goodreads:


"A beautifully written dark and suspenseful YA debut" ~Karen


"Ripple is a beautiful and moving story, exactly what I love about YA fiction - romance, friendship, self discovery, hard family situations, mental health, and little surprising moments that bring hope and smiles." ~Madison


"The writing was fast paced and the plot moved well, but the real strength was in the characters. Definitely worth checking out!" ~Sarah at booksbeforebandaids.com


"Definitely some happy tears by the end of it, it was a roller coaster of feels, and drama" ~Raquel Gabrielle's Blog, http://rocki21.blogspot.com/


Awards:
1st Place in the Children's/YA Division of the 2011 WRITER'S DIGEST ANNUAL COMPETITION for a middle grade short story


1st Place in the 2011 HUNGER MOUNTAIN Katherine Paterson Prize for "Him," a YA short story in verse


5th Place in the Children's/YA Division of the 2007 WRITER'S DIGEST ANNUAL COMPETITION for a middle grade short story

​RIPPLE, released September 20, 2016 by Penguin Putnam.

Amazon * Goodreads * Barnes and Noble * Indie Bound​

Magazine Pieces:
"Mrs. McRitter's Cricket" - Short Story in SPIDER magazine
"Letter Fantasies and Mailman Dreams" - Article in ONCE UPON A TIME
"Worm Charming" - Nonfiction in SPIDER magazine
"Crosswire Bend" -- Young Adult Reader's Network online journal



Work-For-Hire Projects:

THE CLUBHOUSE CONUNDRUM (Picture Book)

Co-writer: Julie Angeli

Cover art by Andrea Kowch




CUBBIE THE

MACKINAC ISLAND BEAR

(Picture Book)

Co-writer: Julie Angeli

Cover art by

Janet Angeli Sandow  



Writing and Awards