Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Beast in the Mirror is Out Now!

Hey! Good news! My novella Beast in the Mirror is available even sooner than I had hoped. It's now up on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords! This 30k novella reimagines Beauty and the Beast as LGBT YA. Writing it was a real emotional challenge for me because I had to draw on my own experiences as an eating disorder survivor to get inside the head of Bella, a teen model who fell from grace with the media when her anorexia caused her to fall on the runway. It was also an extremely satisfying story to write because I finally got the chance to queer my favorite fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast! Beast in the Mirror is my effort to "write what scares me" and to contribute something to the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement and to the new movement to #KeepYAWeird. You should read it if you love interesting twists on fairy tales (shows like Once Upon a Time, Into the Woods, or Maleficent, for example), if you're wishing for more lesbian characters in YA, if you struggle with body images issues yourself or know someone who does, or if you just love a good unconventional fairy tale romance! I appreciate all the support I've gotten from my writing community on this one. You all rock and
I hope you enjoy the book!

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