SKATER BOY coming Spring 2024 by Soho Teen!

I have waited my entire life for this moment…I’M GOING TO BE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR! And with the incredible team at Soho Teen (a Penguin Random House imprint) no less!

Thank you to everyone who has read my words over the years, who has listened to me pour my heart out and ramble on about all the stories inside my head! You don’t know how much you mean to me. ❤️

To Rena Rossner for believing in me and my story from the start. To Alexa Wejko for giving me a chance. I cannot say it enough, but THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

SKATER BOY skates onto the scene SPRING 2024 (!!!) 🛹🥹✨

Add to your Goodreads bookshelf today 🔗 bit.ly/3C7yVUU

Agent Alert!

On April 22nd, 2020, my whole world changed.

That may sound super dramatic, but everything I’ve ever dreamed of as a writer suddenly became within reach that morning.

For those of you who don’t know, DVPIT is a biannual Twitter pitching event where marginalized writers (those underrepresented in the publishing world) get a chance to showcase their stories in the hopes of snagging a literary agent to represent them.

Long story short, my pitch BLEW up. And I mean like reached-50,000-people-(according to Twitter Analytics)-including-some-of-the-biggest-names-in-the-literary-world blew up.

I couldn’t believe it. Suddenly, I had powerhouse agents privately messaging me, some of my favorite authors liking my story and people cheering me on from the sidelines as self-proclaimed “fans”.

*Cue gay panic*

So after a whirlwind of querying and sending off my book baby (and crossing all of the crossable appendages), I connected with my dream agent, Rena Rossner from The Deborah Harris Agency!

Right from the start, Rena was SO passionate about what I wanted to tell with He Was A Skater Boy and really understood the underlining heart of the story. And a fun fact, Rena was actually the very first agent to ever like one of my pitches (for a story I wrote three years ago). So, YAY universe!

We just officially signed the contract last week but I am SO excited to dive into edits and see what comes of all of this.

PINCH ME, I’M STILL DREAMING!

Stay tuned for more!

Skater Boy

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He was a punk.

He did ballet.

What more can I say?

My current work-in-progress follows the life of Stonebridge High’s resident bad boy, Wesley “Big Mac” Mackenzie, as he navigates through the intricacies of love and friendship all while learning that being yourself means meeting somewhere in the middle of who you were and who you want to be.

Skater Boy, a YA contemporary romance, is an LGBT-take on Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8er Boi” meets Darius the Great is Not Okay.