Now available: my new novel Synclair

My new novel is out! I read from it below and you can find it most anywhere books are sold. I wrote this wanting to marry spiritual depth with awkward teen comedy — and I’m so glad I picked a lighthearted story for 2019-20. I started this long before the pandemic hit, but was still editing it last spring. Working on humor and theology turned out to be a perfect combination for 2020. I hope you’ll agree!

Check out this story summary and then scroll down a bit more for a video of me reading part of the first chapter:
The summer before her senior year, Emma Synclair decides to find her true love: either a girl or God. Since she has a crush on her best friend—and on her best friend’s girlfriend—Synclair figures she’ll have better luck with God.
Which God? How will she know? Wicca, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity? Her atheist parents are out of the country for three months, so Synclair has the space to try some religions in peace.
Or so she thinks, until her friends decide that her house is the party house—that is: the dinner party house! How can she tell them no? She sneaks away to start her spiritual quest, but runs into her childhood friend Avery. Who grew up to be hot. And is also into girls. Is her true love Avery or God? Can she have both or is that the path to neither? Synclair vows to find out.
To celebrate the launch and give you a taste of the story, here’s a video reading:

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Buy Synclair:

Bella Books (drm-free)


You can buy it anywhere you buy books, so ask your local bookstore or favorite bookseller website!

1 Comment
  • Chetana

    November 18, 2020 at 7:15 am

    So wonderful to see your smiling face. That’s a great beginning to Synclair. Going to buy it for Evelyn for Xmas (my friend’s Maureen’s kid).

    Wishing you all the best!