In bookstores and coming soon!
Lotus and thorn
“An ambitious, action-filled adventure that chronicles one girl’s rebellion and the world-shaking revelations that follow.” —Kirkus Review
“Heart-wrenching, terrifying, hot, and un-put-down-able!” —Tamora Pierce
LOTUS AND THORN will be on shelves June 7th, 2016!
As girls and women, our experience of walking through this world is different from men’s. But often, when a women speaks about how her experience of being female has shaped her, she’s accused of playing the “woman card.” Of using her gender to get attention, favoritism, or sympathy. This is a strategy used to silence women. And that’s why it’s vital that we keep this conversation going—loudly, with celebration and pride in our hearts. As women, we bring something different to the table. We shape the world in different ways from men. Make different decisions. Different laws. Different discoveries. This ongoing project showcases the strength, creativity, and intelligence of the “woman card.” We have a winning hand and we know how to play the game... so let’s deal the cards!
A few things you might want to know.
I went to school to become a marine biologist... but when my research transformed itself into a novel, I realized I loved fantasy more than fact. Now I enjoy combining both to create stories that ask “What if?”
I write in Seattle alongside my artist husband and my two dogs. My favorite days are spent disappearing into different universes, whether it’s traveling with Dr. Who, popping into a parallel world with Diana Wynne Jones or Terry Pratchett, or writing my own stories.
Or maybe just taking a nap.