I’ve signed the contract for a Just Girls sequel
My third book is about mental health, not trans or gender issues, but if you loved those aspects in my first two books, never fear! This week I signed the contract for a sequel to Just Girls, due out spring of next year. (I even remembered to put the contract in the mail back to my publisher.)
The sequel will start right at the end of Just Girls and follow the story of Tucker and Nico. Here’s how I pitched it to Bella:
Tucker has been through the worst year of her life and only wants to put it behind her. Recovery time? Therapy? Who needs that? She wants to get back to normal life, but when she tries to be more than friends with Nico, she panics.
Having lived genderqueer for years, Nico’s used to getting strong reactions, but isn’t prepared for this to come from Tucker. Plus a medical decision Nico’s been putting off for years can’t be delayed any longer. Nico’s body becomes a battleground for yos family, crushing Nico under conflicting pressures and the desire to have a relationship that could last.
You’ll also get a look into Nico and Ella’s relationship when they were in high school together and there will be cosplay.
Book launch at Addendum for My Year Zero
My Year Zero’s official publishing/shipping date is March 29 — but you can buy copies at Addendum bookstore on March 26 during the book launch open house. Addendum is located at: 478 S Cleveland Ave, St Paul, MN 55105 and you can see details about the event here.
The bookstore is awesome but doesn’t have a ton of space, so I’ll be reading from the book twice — at 2:30 and at 4 p.m.. The open house is from 2-5 p.m. You can come by when it’s convenient, get books, hear me read, say hi and chat. We’ll also do a happy hour/dinner afterward (location to be determined).
If you’re not in town, don’t worry! I’ll have a video up of me reading before March 29 and I’m planning to live blog the launch day. Feel free to send me questions, comments, deep insights, etc.