I'm excited to announce the release of my first novel for middle-grade readers, Do Over.
It's a thriller about a 13-year-old boy named Ben who risks everything to stop his nightmare from coming true.
It's also a story about the love of family and friends, about the magic and mystery of life, and about the inevitability of change and the courage to not just accept it, but to embrace it.
But that last bit is a secret, so shhhh.
Do Over's been a dream of mine for a long time, and it's now available at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle!
My daughter and I used to talk about owning our own coffeeshop. We loved the idea of a cozy little place where you could get a good cup of coffee or chai, play a game or two, and maybe write a book.
I wrote Do Over in just such a coffeeshop--Peet's Coffee & Tea in Hunt Valley, Maryland--and I'm writing my next book there, too.
When I needed a name for the coffeeshop in Do Over, I immediately thought about the one my daughter and I came up with for "our" coffeeshop: Common Grounds.
I love that name because it represents the life-affirming idea that what unites us is way more important than what divides us.
Which is why, when I decided to create my own publishing imprint, I chose the image of a white ceramic cup with a wisp of steam, and the beloved name Common Grounds Press.
You'll find the imprint on the paperback's spine and back cover!