Book Update!! (among other things)

So, my debut novel, The Self-Destruction of Joey Martin, is due out in the fall.  This week, I’ve been busy working with the FABULOUS Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations on the cover design  (yeah, she works with authors like Coleen Hoover and Abbi Glines… ACK! *fangirling*) and on writing the cover blurb.  I’m so excited to see what she comes up with!  Should be ready in June, and I’ll post it here as soon as I get it.  :)

Here’s the Blurb:

“Seventeen-year-old Joey Martin knows all about loss.  His absentee father left when he was two.  He was there when his mother died.  He lost most of his friends when he was forced to move away from Texas, and he lost his soccer scholarship.  When cute-but-nerdy Jenna Maxwell is assigned as his partner for a class project, Joey does everything he can to keep her at a distance.  And now, when he’s got nothing left to lose, Jenna just may be the one to save him from himself.”

In other news, I only have one more week of school for this school year, and then it’s summertime.  This has probably been one of the most mentally and emotionally draining years since I began teaching.  I feel like I’ve had more “special cases” kids this year, and  I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to have been part of their lives – even for such a brief time.

I leave you today with a powerful message from Shane Koyczan: “Instructions for a Bad Day.”  (Although, I sincerely hope you’re all having GOOD days.)


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