Publications

Loner in the Garret: A Writer's Companion (2015): Inspiration and encouragement for writers. Covering topics as varied as procrastination, the inner critic, fear, distractions, envy, rejection, joy, and playfulness, it charts the ups and downs of the writing life with honesty, gentle suggestions, and a dash of humor.






Ordering options:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo



Until It Hurts to Stop (Viking/Penguin, September 2013): Just when Maggie starts believing she can outgrow her history as the local outcast, the girl who once bullied her returns to town.
 



ISBNs 978-0670785209 and 0670785202

Ordering options:
IndieBound
Barnes & Noble
Powell's
Amazon
Books-a-Million
 




Try Not to Breathe (Viking/Penguin, 2012):  In the summer after his suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Ryan struggles with guilty secrets and befriends a girl who’s visiting psychics to try to reach her dead father.


ISBNs 978-0670013906 and 0670013900; 978-0142423875 and 0142423874

Ordering options:
Children's Book World (Haverford, PA) (signed hardcovers)
IndieBound
Amazon (hardcover; Kindle); Amazon (paperback)
Barnes & Noble (hardcover; Nook); Barnes & Noble (paperback)
Powell's
Books-a-Million
Audiobook





The Secret Year (Viking/Penguin, 2010): After his secret girlfriend's death, seventeen-year-old Colt finds the notebook she left behind, but he is unprepared for the truths he discovers about their intense relationship.

hardcover on top, ISBNs  978-0670011537 and 0670011533; paperback on bottom, ISBNs 978-0142417799 and 0142417793









Ordering options:
Children's Book World (Haverford, PA) (signed hardcovers)
IndieBound (hardcover); IndieBound (paperback)
Amazon (hardcover; Kindle); Amazon (paperback) 
Barnes & Noble (hardcover; Nook); Barnes & Noble (paperback)
Powell's (hardcover); Powell's (paperback)
Books-a-Million (paperback)
Penguin (hardcover)  

Audiobook

 

 Short stories and essays:

"Confessions and Chocolate Brains," in Running Press's anthology Truth & Dare
"What's This Doing to My Brain?" in Creative Nonfiction
"In Memory of Lester," via The Head and the Hand Press
"Monsters," in Hunger Mountain Online
"The Train Tracks," at Wattpad 
"The Stage Manager" in Hunger Mountain Online
"What I Learned in Sunday School," in The Head & The Hand Press's Bible Belt Almanac