Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bad Apple

I know, I know, I haven't posted much (uh, at all lately). I'm working on a new novel and a complete site redesign so things will be easier to find. That will be coming soon. In the meantime...

It's official! It's the pub date of my new novel, BAD APPLE! I'm uploading a picture of the cover here, because I love it so much:

Bad Apple

Here's the description:

For Tola Riley, life is not a fairy tale, it only feels like one. She’s got evil classmates, a runaway dad, a wicked stepmother, a possible Prince Charming, and her very own troll. But it’s only when someone accuses her of having an affair with her art teacher, her whole world turns into something out of Grimm’s. Because the person accusing her is her own mother.

"If I really wanted to open up, I'd confess that I really am the liar everyone believes I am."

High-school junior Tola has green hair, a nose ring, an attitude problem, and a fondness for fairy tales, which are a great escape from real life. Everyone thinks she's crazy; everyone says so. Everyone except Mr. Mymer, her art teacher. He gets her paintings and lets her hang out in the art room during lonely lunch periods.

But then rumors start flying and Tola is suddenly the center of a scandal. The whole town is judging her—even her family. When Mr. Mymer is suspended for what everyone thinks is an affair, she has no choice but to break her silence. Fairy tales won't help her this time . . . so how can she tell the truth? And, more importantly, will anyone believe her?

“…by turns hilarious and touching, almost heart-poundingly suspenseful. The protagonist, who is unconventional, insightful and full of angst, charms, and readers will be hoping for her success.” — Kirkus Reviews

“…a different perspective on the whole student-teacher affair. The ending was absolutely fabulous, probably the best part of the book, and had me in fits of laughter. “ — Teensreadtoo.com

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