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I love the power of words and the places they can take us. 

My Debut Young Adult Thriller

Coming fall 2015 from Thomas Dunne Books/Griffin, St. Martin's Press/Macmillan


Romancing the Dark 
in the City of Light

Eighteen-year-old, heavy-drinking, American heiress Summer Barnes has been kicked out of one too many boarding schools and must live in Paris with her estranged mother.

Convinced that love will give her life purpose, Summer falls for two guys: a charismatic boy, disabled in a childhood accident who encourages her to embrace life; and a mysterious stranger--hot, dark and dangerous--who convinces her that life, and death, are in her own hands.

She must choose one.