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

My Debut Young Adult Thriller is about a girl in love with love and death.

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


Romancing the Dark 
in the City of Light

Troubled, eighteen-year-old, American Summer Barnes is flunking out of school in Paris where she is torn between a charismatic guy who encourages her to embrace life and another – hot, dark, and dangerous – who wants to convince her to choose death.