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YA writer.
I'm represented by Marietta B. Zacker of the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. YA contemporary novels WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN and WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED are available now from Bloomsbury.

Chocolate addict.
Gelato, cake, cupcakes, cookies, hot drinks, Cadbury Mini Eggs, and, and, and... 

Book hoarder.
I go to a lot of author events. I wind up with a lot of books. Hey, that wall could use a bookshelf.


Crafter.
Oil painting, watercolors, paper crafts.

Eater of pizza.
Cheese. Mushroom. Red pepper flakes.





WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN

Pippa is in Italy for the summer and, despite her parents’ wishes, she has no intention of just studying the local art! She has a list of things of her own to do: from swimming in the Mediterranean Sea to getting a makeover – and falling for an Italian boy! As Pippa explores the dramatic ruins of Rome and Pompeii, she is swept into her own drama with two guys: an irresistible local she knows is nothing but trouble and a cute American archaeology student . . . Will she find her true love?

The perfect reckless romance to enjoy whether you are home or abroad.

“With Italy's brilliant landscapes, a main character you'll love from the first line and a new dreamy book boyfriend (he's mine!), WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN is a charming and addictive read. Devour this delicious treat like a double scoop of gelato.” —Lindsey Leavitt, author of Going Vintage and Sean Griswold’s Head.



WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED


If Only . . . he was the boy she's been dreaming of.

Drama girl Maddie Brooks has always had high standards for guys. But she has yet to find one who can live up to the romantic, classic Hollywood heartthrobs, especially the dreamy song-and-dance man Gene Kelly. When Maddie begins to carpool with Jesse Morales, her new neighbor and star pitcher of the baseball team, she's struck by his wit, good looks, and love for his family--but a guy so into sports is definitely not her style. Then Maddie discovers that Jesse was raised as a dancer and still practices in the community theater dance studio to keep in shape. Perhaps her perfect dream guy exists after all! But when it becomes clear that baseball--not dance--is Jessie's passion, can Maddie find a way to let her dream guy go and appreciate the charms of the amazing guy in front of her?
 

"Sweet, sassy, and authentically teen, What You Always Wanted deftly navigates friendship, family, and first love. Maddie is sure to dance her way into readers’ hearts."
Rachael Allen, author of 17 First Kisses and The Revenge Playbook