Monday, April 25, 2016


Hey folks, tomorrow is the release day of my newest book with HarperTeen DOWN WITH THE SHINE. Here's a quick summary of what it's about:

There's a reason they say "be careful what you wish for." Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for "balls of steel" and got them-literally. And never wish for your party to go on forever. Not unless you want your guests to be struck down by debilitating pain if they try to leave.

These are things Lennie only learns when it's too late-after she brings some of her uncles' moonshine to a party and toasts to dozens of wishes, including a big wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was abducted and murdered six months ago.

Lennie didn't mean to cause so much chaos. She always thought her uncles' moonshine toast was just a tradition. And when they talked about carrying on their "important family legacy," she thought they meant good old-fashioned bootlegging.

As it turns out, they meant granting wishes. And Lennie has just granted more in one night than her uncles would grant in a year.

Now she has to find a way to undo the damage. But once granted, a wish can't be unmade...

Because this book is about wishes and the many many many ways in which they can go wrong, I wanted to put together some helpful public service announcements - or PSA's - to help other people out there make sure they're wishing safely. Today, I'm revealing all three of them. 

The first one is here on my blog, the other two can be found on Mindy McGinnis and Brenda Drake's blogs. With each reveal is a separate giveaway to go with each trailer where you can win books and fun swag. 

And so without further ado, here it is - PSA #1

And here is giveaway #1 to go with PSA #1. Don't forget to visit both Mindy and Brenda's blogs to see the other PSA's and enter the other giveaways!

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