I didn't start writing LGBT characters to be controversial or to stand out. When I was growing up, many of my friends identified as LGBT. They were so disheartened by the lack of accurate, balanced representation of their lifestyles, their challenges and their dreams.
When I started writing seriously, I just wanted to write books that I'd like to read. That meant writing about people like my friends, which would of course include LGBT characters.
The resistance I met from the traditional publishing industry only made me more determined to write YA books focused on LGBT characters.
At the moment, I'm currently working on "Struck", the first book in my LGBT YA superhero series called The Lightning Project. I hope to have "Struck" released by the end of 2018.
When "Struck" has been completed, I'll be moving on to the fourth book in The Red Sun Rises Series. "The Red Sun Rises: Shadow Killer" is currently slated for a 2019 release.
I am currently published by an American small press, called CHBB Publishing. The Keswick Chronicles is currently published by Encompass Teen, the LGBT imprint of CHBB. You can find out more about CHBB/Encompass on my Contact page.
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"I should be upset, I should be really mad that this book was so good that I was a crying, quivering mess by the time it was over! I should be mad, but I'm not, I am actually elated that an author can put this much of their heart and soul into their work and have it show! The author ended the series beautifully and I am in awe of her talents!" - Bike Book Reviews
"I just can't bring out the words I want to express. This is a different read compared to all the other books I have read so far this year. I was captivated from the first chapter and I loved how the author started the story off. It was intriguing and beautifully well written." - Black Words White Pages
"A marvelous coming of age novel that throws together two young men who seem, at first glance, to be about as opposite as two people could be. Watching as they come together is a real treat. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite character in Fake It - they're all grand, complex and believable characters...Jack and JJ are two of the most compelling main characters I've encountered, and their on-again, off-again romance is sweet, tender and a joy to behold. Fake It is a monumentally good coming of age novel and it's most highly recommended." - Reader's Favorite