Here's just a tease at projects that are under submission (stayed tuned!) or are in the process of (endless) revisions...
A Snippet of Things to Come…
Blonde Ops (Thomas Dunne, 2014)
Working with my co-author Natalie Zaman again, we will be debuting a "Devil Wears Prada" meets "James Bond" Young Adult novel in 2014. (Although technically, it should be "Jane Bond" because our protagonist is 16 year old Bec.) It's going to be snarky and full of spies, adventure, fashion and attitude! We'll be working with Editor Peter A. Joseph and Associate Editor Kat Borzozwski. Wish us luck and stay tuned!
My latest project, Crash and Burn
He was driving way too fast. I shouldn't have gotten into the car when I saw the beer in the cupholder.
But Danny's here, he'll make sure Jae doesn't drink too much. Or drive too crazy.
That's what I thought, how I justified my stupidity. Houses and street lights whizzed by, making me nauseous.
"Stop it Jae, slow down!" I screamed, bracing myself against the grey seat with one hand on the dashboard, and hanging onto the Jesus bar--that handle above the passenger door, it's meaning all too clear--with the other. When boyfriends drove like maniacs, you prayed and yelled to Jesus to save you.
He stomped on the brakes, the tires screeching in protest on the asphalt still warm in the August night. The force of the abrupt stop slammed me into the passenger window, making a sickening thunk!
Another project, Splice
Her battered but reliable Ford Tempo smoothly changed from the left to middle lane. Surprisingly, the right one was moving faster than the others. She just had to get past the eighteen wheeler and then her exit was a few short miles away. Pulling up even with the monstrous truck hauling freight, the car shook from the wind shearing off the trailer. Sunee gripped the steering wheel tighter, concentrating on keeping the car steady.
Better to let the truck pass, then cut behind it to make the exit.
She wasn't in that much of a hurry to risk her life for a few seconds. The truck was moving too fast for her to feel comfortable passing it, even on a dry road.
The sudden screeching caught her unawares. So busy trying to control the car from the buffeting gusts, Sunee didn't notice the car in front of the truck slam on its brakes. Traveling over 70b mph, it was impossible for the truck to stop. As if in slow motion, the truck started to slide sideways as it jackknifed. The back end swung around, catching the front driver's side bumper of her car and sending it skidding into the right lane.
The cement embankment rose up before her eyes.
"No!" she screamed. She never felt the impact.
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