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Kirkus calls After the Woods “A riveting exploration of what it’s like when the enemy is much closer than you suspect.” (starred review, Oct 2015)
Statistically speaking, girls like me don’t come back when guys like Donald Jessup take us.
Julia knows she beat the odds. She escaped the kidnapper who hunted her in the woods for two terrifying nights that she can’t fully remember. Now it’s one year later, and a dead girl turns up in those same woods. The terrible memories resurface, leaving Julia in a stupor at awkward moments: in front of gorgeous Kellan MacDougall, for example.
At least Julia’s not alone. Her best friend, Liv, was in the woods, too. When Julia got caught, Liv ran away. Is Liv’s guilt over leaving Julia the reason she’s… READ MORE.
Kirkus calls Beautiful Broken Girls “a gut punch that lingers. Haunting and mesmerizing.” (starred review, Dec 2016)
Remember the places you touched me.
Mira and Francesca Cillo were beautiful, overprotected by their father, and, frankly, odd. To the neighborhood boys they seemed untouchable. But one boy, Ben, touched seven parts of Mira: her palm, hair, chest, cheek, lips, throat, and heart. After the sisters drown themselves in the quarry lake, a post-mortem letter from Mira arrives in Ben’s mailbox… READ MORE.
Hi! I’m Kim. Nice to meet you. I write books for everyone. You’ll find them in the Young Adult section. I have a thing for Dickens, very old cemeteries, and a doodle named Auggie.