Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Hello, awesome people! I just wanted to make sure you know that I have a new FREE short story out now! Smacking Back is a YA sci-fi about what bullying might look like a few decades from now, and about one girl who tries to fight back. The story originally appeared in a special YA issue of Coyote Wild magazine a few years ago, but this is its first time as a stand-alone ebook. I've included discussion questions and links to bullying-prevention resources at the end of the story, for anyone who wants to use it as a conversation starter in their classroom or book club, and I hope to have a print-on-demand edition available by the fall for any teachers who want multiple copies for their classrooms. This story might be for you if you like YA dystopian novels, or sci-fi along the lines of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies or M.T. Anderson's Feed. I hope you'll check it out! Download it for any ereader here!