Over the Rainbow is Live!

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My newest young adult novel went live on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and CreateSpace today, with iBookstore still to come! Here’s the synopsis and early reviews below. Check it out!

Zippy Green never meant to fall in love with a girl, but when she does, her ultra-conservative father tries to send her to anti-gay camp. At the Kansas City airport, however, she hides inside a giant suitcase and sneaks onto an airplane headed not to the camp, but to Seattle, where her online love Mira lives. Halfway through the flight, the plane barrels out of control and crashes into the ground, knocking her unconscious. 

When Zippy awakens, she finds that most of the passengers have vanished. She doesn’t know what’s happened, but she’s determined to find out. She begins a quest on foot toward Seattle, and along the way, she meets a teenager with a concussion, a homeless man with a heart condition, a child without a shred of bravery, and a terrier named Judy. Together the group discovers that more than two-thirds of the world’s population have mysteriously disappeared. But that’s only the beginning…

All Zippy wants is to find her Mira, but before she can she has to contend with two outside forces. The first is her homophobic father, who does everything in his power to keep her from the girl she loves. And the second is extinct creatures of all shapes and sizes, including living, breathing dinosaurs, which have replaced the missing population.

“I absolutely loved Over the Rainbow. The characters were wonderful, and I loved the parallels between it and The Wizard of Oz” – Burning Impossibly Bright

“This was a fantastic book! As a longtime fan of The Wizard of Oz I’m always interested in alternate versions and inspired works, and Over the Rainbow just made my list” – Noemi Betancourt

“Over the Rainbow is a surreal road trip unlike anything I have ever read, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a unique read” – Fighting Dreamer

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Reading Addiction Over the Rainbow Tour!

My blog tour for Over the Rainbow is still ongoing, but an awesome new blog tour set up by Reading Addiction begins tomorrow, and goes all the way to mid-September! Check out the blog names and dates below. ONE MORE WEEK until Over the Rainbow!!

July 29 – Reading Addiction Blog Tours – Meet and Greet
July 30 – Jody’s Book Reviews – Guest Post/PROMO
July 31 – Fighting Dreamer – Review
July 31 – The Avid Reader – Interview/PROMO
August 1 – My Love For Film and Novels – Guest Post/PROMO
August 1 – Ali’s Books – Review
August 2 – Ki0Lu & Mimi – Guest Post/PROMO
August 3 – Noemi Betancourt – Review/Guest Post
August 3 – Must Read Faster – Guest Post/PROMO
August 5 – Krystal’s Enchanting Reads – Guest Post/PROMO
August 6 – Owlnestly Reviews – Review/Guest Post
August 7 – Uttleys Take – Guest Post/PROMO
August 8 – Book Reviews by Dee – Guest Post/PROMO
August 9 – Coffee Break – Review/Guest Post
August 10 – Word By Word – PROMO
August 12 – My Cozie Corner – Review
August 15 – Books and Tales – Guest Post/PROMO
August 18 – Bunny’s Reviews – Interview/PROMO
August 19 – Gimme the Scoop Reviews – Review
August 21 – Wintry Words – Guest Post/PROMO
August 22 – Pink Fluffy Hearts – PROMO
August 22 – Bianca2B – Review/Guest Post
August 23 – Paulette’s Papers – Guest Post/PROMO
August 23 – Word to Dreams – Review
August 24 – Cruising Susan Reviews – Review/Interview
August 25 – Tanya’s Book Nook – Review/Interview
August 26 – My Reading Addiction – Review
August 27 – Magnolia Blossom Review – Review/Interview
August 28 – Texas Book Nook – Review
August 30 – Books and Spells – Interview/PROMO
August 31 –Andi’s YA Books – Review/Interview
September 1 – Joana in the Sky With Books– Review/Guest Post
September 2 – The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Review/Interview
September 3 – Genuine Jen– Review
September 5 – A Life Through Books – Review
September 7 – Always Jo Art – Review
September 8 – Crossroads Reviews – PROMO
September 9 –  Leeana Me – Review/Guest Post
September 10 – Rose & Beps – PROMO
September 11 – RABT Reviews – Review

Over the Rainbow Blog Tour!

With just three weeks to go until the release of my newest young adult novel, Over the Rainbow, my official blog tour for the book starts Monday! On the tour you will find reviews, guest posts, interviews, and/or excerpts, as well as a giveaway for 10 ebooks, 3 signed paperback copies, and a $25 Amazon gift card!! Take a look below at all the awesome bloggers who will be featuring posts for Over the Rainbow throughout the next six weeks…

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Tuesday, July 16th – Chrystal at Snowdrop Dreams of Books

Wednesday, July 17th – Alison at Lost in Believing 

Thursday, July 18th – Star at Bibliophilic Book Blog

Friday, July 19th – Pam at An Unconventional Librarian


Monday, July 22nd – Jasmine at The Moon and Stars

Tuesday, July 23rd – Beth at Bookittyblog

Wednesday, July 24th – Ambur at Burning Impossibly Bright

Thursday, July 25th – Sophia at YA Between the Lines

Friday, July 26th – Melly at Beauty and the Armageddon


Monday, July 29th – Jodie at Books for Company

                                       Rachel at Parajunkee

Tuesday, July 30th – Jamie at Fantasy Book Chick

Wednesday, July 31st – Sarah at The Best Books Ever

Thursday, August 1st – Marie at Just One More Chapter

Friday, August 2nd – Isabel at Tween 2 Teen Reviews!


Monday, August 5th – Jill at Little Hyuts

Tuesday, August 6th – Dana at Dana’s YA Bookpile

Wednesday, August 7th – Tracey at YA Book Addict

Thursday, August 8th – Megan at Reading Away the Days

                                            Kristy at A Little Shelf of Heaven

Friday, August 9th – Michele at Page Turners


Monday, August 12th – Jade at Ink Scratchers

Tuesday, August 13th – Joli at Actin’ Up With Books         

                                           Krista at Nawanda Files                                  

Wednesday, August 14th – Paula at The Phantom Paragrapher

Thursday, August 15th – Misty at The Book Rat

Friday, August 16th – Aeicha at Word Spelunking


Monday, August 19th – Angeline at Hidateen

Tuesday, August 20th – Lucy at Moonlight Gleam

                                            SM Blooding at Bookshelf

                                           Mary at BookHounds 

Wednesday, August 21st – Nicola at What Nikki Reads

Thursday, August 22nd – Megan at Simply Books

Friday, August 23rd – Nina at Death Books and Tea

First Proof Copy of Over the Rainbow!

How appropriate it was to receive the first proof copy of my novel Over the Rainbow, on the morning DOMA was overturned and Prop 8 was dismissed! I can see my main character Zippy, who has to overcome bigotry and hate to be with the person she loves, doing a little happy dance somewhere today!

Two weeks until the Nerd Blast, and two and a half weeks until Over the Rainbow goes live on Netgalley!

The official release date is Tuesday, August 6 🙂