YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR Pre-Pub Buzz, Parties, Book Tour, and Virtual Visit Giveaway!

YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR releases 9/12/17 from Macmillan | FSG. It's getting some exciting responses, with a shout-out from Bustle starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Horn Book, School Library Journal, and Booklistand praise from Teen Vogue. EW picked it as one of the most anticipated young adult novels of 2017. Yay! Celebrate with me, friends.



Book Launch Parties!

You're invited to an East Coast book launch party on 9/24 at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, and a West Coast book launch party on 10/1 at 2 p.m. at Mrs. Dalloway's Books in Berkeley, California. Rumor has it that we might enjoy a brief Kathak dance demo and maybe even learn a few steps at both events.

Read an excerpt.



You Bring The Distant Near | Macmillan FSG | YA/Adult



Macmillan is sending three other authors and me on tour for a week October 3-8, 2017. The other authors are:
  • JENNIFER MATHIEU, author of Moxie, the story of an unlikely teenager who starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school.
  • ANNA-MARIE MCLEMORE, author of Wild Beauty, a spellbinding tale of two characters who are drawn together by fate—and pulled apart by reality.
  • CALEB ROEHRIG, debut author of Last Seen Leaving, a powerful mystery about a boy who must uncover the truth about his missing girlfriend—and himself.
Come and see us if you're anywhere near these great destinations! 


Grandmother-Granddaughter Book Club Virtual Visit Giveaway!

I'm inviting bookstores, libraries, PTOs, and schools to launch a GRANDMOTHER-GRANDDAUGHTER BOOK CLUB to read this multi-generational novel. My hope is that the novel is sweet enough for sharing but deep enough for bonding.

I'm giving away THREE free virtual visits to a bookstore, library, or school, during which I'll visit your grandmother-granddaughter book club to chat, laugh, and answer questions. Email me for a discussion guide and to enter the giveaway.

You Bring the Distant Near | Songs for the Novel