It’s book release day! It’s a bit surreal that this is the first of EIGHT planned releases for me in 2022, but it’s been a long time coming and I’m SO happy it’s FINALLY happening.
I decided at the end of 2021 that I had to stop holding onto finished but unpublished works. There isn’t any real reason to hold onto things and not put them out into the world, and this is my concentrated effort to change that. I had several YA stories that were complete, and it’s time to dust them off and make t hem seen.
Last year I made a big shift in my life as a writer by changing primary genres from contemporary YA to more horror/thriller centric tales. That means that a lot of these stories are the last of their kind from me for the foreseeable future. A strange thing, a crazy thing, but a necessary thing that feels quite good. I loved writing all of these stories, but a lot of things have changed over the past couple of years, and my mentality towards my writing has changed right along with the rest of it.
Lola is the story of a girl named Lola Sanchez, who lives in a small town in upstate New York that’s a popular summer destination for city folks. During this particular summer she meets Finn Hertzlein, a boy from NYC who has come to Lake Lassen to spend the summer in a house bequeathed to the family by his deceased grandfather. He meets Lola and they instantly hit it off, but there’s something immense standing in their way. Lola has a secret, a big one, and it could very much impact not only her life, but the lives of those around her.
It’s a meet cute summer story with a side of anxiety, and I’m very much happy with the way that it turned out. I really hope that people like it, and that they enjoy Lola and Finn’s story and summer romance.
You can purchase it now in eBook or paperback form via Amazon!
The cover was put together by the wonderful, as always, Michael Knightley, and the book is published under the Cat & Key Books imprint. A big thanks to Mandi Kerr for helping me edit, and my sincerest apologies if any errors were not caught. It was a rush to get this one done and out on time for the deadline, so future editions may feature corrections if needed.