Complete at 90,000 words, HERO-1 explores the gray area between heroes and humans from the perspective of an old woman's daring artistic debut.
Seventeen-year-old hunchback Mila Klavins-Lee knows who she is: a girl who doesn’t know who she is. She does a lot of kickboxing, does a lot of drugs. She’s madly and reluctantly in love with Bean, a famous sculptor battling cancer in his eyeballs. Madly, because he’s Bean. Reluctantly, because he’s abusive.
One night, Mila and Bean attend a party hosted by popular basketball playboy Casper Jeffries. Things go awry, and Mila ends up in his bedroom, where she finds a mask and a cape. Drunk and caught off guard, Casper lets her in on a secret: he’s a sort-of-superhero, he has a crew, and they’re on a mission.
A handicapped albino dealing crack for charity. A Moroccan fugitive with a weed-smuggling ant farm. And Casper, their fearless fuckboy of a leader. Immediately, Mila finds a home away from Bean. But soon their charade begins to crumble—Casper’s a manic-depressive, and even he doesn’t know the truth about the mission.
The Theory of the Metaphorical Gutter, 2014
Complete at 73,000 words, THE THEORY OF THE METAPHORICAL GUTTER is the story of a girl whose summer begins and ends with the same five hundred glow-in-the-dark stars, the beautiful and catastrophic business of what transpires in between, and the theory that explains it all.
Two years after her brother’s abrupt departure, eighteen-year-old Willa thinks she’s finally moved on. But then James’s lost Symphony notebook turns up and, following a failed attempt to unlock the secrets inside, Willa ends up tutoring at The Alternative School at the cost of her precious Princeton scholarship.
It’s here that she meets a boy called The Boy, a not fathomable, kind of gorgeous, definitely angry-at-life supergenius who claims to have killed a person. As the Symphony brings them reluctantly together, Willa learns more and more about James and the reason he left until she realizes a terrifying prospect: what if this Princeton-perfect girl she’s created is a lie?
When the inconceivable happens at The Alternative School, Willa must decide once and for all who she wants to be—and let go of the boy she’s already lost so she can save the one she's beginning to find.
Finding Wesley, 2013
Complete at 80,000 words, FINDING WESLEY is the guilty-pleasure chick flick an awkward teen loner called Angela wanted to read but couldn't find on the shelves. It's a romance between a quiet pianist and an attractive rich guy. A classic example of CRINGE.
I haven't even looked at it since 2013. And I don't ever plan to.
When I was thirteen, I wrote a book. (It's underwhelming.) When I was fifteen, I published it. (Yikes.) And now it's on the Internet forever. (YIKES.) It's kind of like if that watercolor you made in the 4th grade got stamped permanently onto the butt of the Louvre. Sigh.
Middle grade fantasy
Adolescent mermaid Thalia Silverstar's life was headed in the same direction for years: the prestigious Cliffdown University. But when a mysterious boy who claims to be related turns up at school and kidnaps her, she unwillingly enters the ruthless world of espionage. Before long, she must push past her boundaries to embark on a journey filled with peril and romance to fight for the truth about her own past and her kingdom's downfall.
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