Thanks to everyone who came out for the THIS ORDINARY LIFE
book launch. We had snacks, we had drinks, we had a book talk, and a reading too. We truly had a blast! Here are just a few pictures of the evening.
The calm before the storm.
The crowd settling in before the reading and book talk.
Reading from THIS ORDINARY LIFE.
Talking with friends and readers.
One of my helpers for handing out swag.
The great team from WORDS Bookstore
Want a signed book but didn't make it to the signing? Contact my local book store and I'll sign a book for you! Here's the link: WORDS Bookstore
Hope everyone has a lovely autumn. And for those that read THIS ORDINARYLIFE, I hope you enjoy Jasmine's story. There's a bit more about the book below. Happy reading, and happy fall!
Sometimes hope is the most extraordinary gift of all.
High-school radio host Jasmine Torres's life is full of family dysfunction, but if she can score the internship of her dreams with a New York City radio station, she knows she can turn things around.
That is, until her brother Danny's latest seizure forces her to miss the interview, and she's back to the endless loop of missing school for his doctor appointments, picking up the pieces of her mother's booze-soaked life, and stressing about Danny's future.
Then she meets Wes. He's the perfect combination of smart, cute, and funny. He also happens to have epilepsy like her brother. Wes is living a normal life despite his medical issues, which gives Jasmine hope for Danny. But memories of her cheating ex-boyfriend keep Jasmine from going on a real date with Wes, no matter how many times he asks her.
Jasmine can't control everything, not who wins the internship, not her mother's addiction, not her brother's health, not even where her heart will lead her. She wishes she could just have an ordinary life, but Jasmine may just discover that what she already has is pretty extraordinary after all.
Award-winning author of SECOND VERSE (Luminis books 2013) and THIS ORDINARY LIFE (Luminis books 2015).
I write young adult novels while drinking lots of coffee and listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers. An avid reader and writer of fiction, I live in New Jersey with my husband and two young sons.
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