Writing

NOVELS

FLORENCE LEARY’S THEORY OF FLIGHT

Every weekend, and occasionally on school days, seventeen-year-old Florence flies around the country by herself. She’s the youngest member of an ambitious and cunning subculture of frequent flyers who manipulate airline points programs for their ultimate benefit. The most elite hobbyists spend their days perpetually flying first class for free, a dream Florence has been working towards for years.

Flying (well, passengering) is the only thing getting Florence through her loneliness and the hell of senior year. With two months to amass the necessary airline points to get her coveted travel status, Florence has got to hustle, even if that means ditching school. But her school guidance counselor is forcing her to join the Young Entrepreneurs, aka a club for Zuckerberg wannabes, as penance for her unexcused absences. And if her parents catch wind of her sinking GPA, they’ll ground her. Literally.

FLORENCE LEARY’S THEORY OF FLIGHT, a contemporary YA novel complete at 69,000 words, is for fans of Jennifer E. Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss, and Up in the Air.

 

LOVE. DECONSTRUCTED

Gaz and Clara have known each other for decades. During that time, they’ve been everything: childhood enemies, unlikely preteen companions, teenaged make-out buddies, accidental lovers, strangers, and best friends. When Clara announces her engagement to someone else, Gaz realizes he’s been in love with her all along and has to act fast. He compiles a book of their correspondence from childhood to present day to show her why they belong together. Clara, never one to go down without a fight, compiles her own book as a rebuttal.

Through dating drama, divorce, job losses and wins, Gaz and Clara remain a constant in one another’s lives. As one of them stumbles, another rises, and in the backs of their minds they are always wondering which mistakes are holding them back from finally getting their adult lives together.

Told in epistolary format through letter, emails, text messages, and various social media, LOVE. DECONSTRUCTED is a Women’s Fiction novel complete at 65,000 words. It will appeal to fans of One Day by David Nicholls and Dear Rosie by Cecelia Ahern.

 

AVA CASTERWILL’S TIME-SPACE CATASTROPHE

There are worse summer jobs than wearing a cow costume and handing out yogurt coupons with your best friend. Although this particular job comes with a few unexpected side effects. After accidentally locking herself in a storage closet during a shift, seventeen-year-old Ava finds herself in her thirty-year-old body. Being transported to the future is all well and good until she realizes her best friend is no longer in her life, she has a slacker boyfriend, and a master’s degree she isn’t using. By traveling between the two timelines, Ava must figure out which decisions led to such a mess and which ones will give her a future with her best friend, her dignity, and the right guy.

AVA CASTERWILL’S TIME-SPACE CATASTROPHE is a Young Adult Contemporary novel for fans of 13 Going on 30 and Sliding Doors.

 

PLAYS

The Greg & Danny Show (31 Plays in 31 Days finalist, 2013)

100 Days of Sunlight (Nextfest, 2009)

 

ARTICLES

I bought my first bikini when I was 29 and pregnant (HelloGiggles, 2016)

There’s a Romance Novel for Every First-Time Reader (xoJane, 2016)

Here’s an Update on 5 of Our Fictional Childhood Boyfriends (HelloGiggles, 2016)

I Tried to Use Meditation to Cure My OCD (xoJane, 2016)

It Happened to Me: I Was Hired by Mattel to Be a Real Life Barbie (xoJane, 2016)

Interview with Canadian songstress, Susan Aglukark (SEE Magazine, 2010)

 

That Time I Wound up in the British Tabloids

Daily Mail

 

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