PULL Got A Blurb!

I wanted to take a minute to share with you something that I found out several weeks ago, but wasn’t sure I could share publicly until today.

Pull got a blurb! A real blurb! From a real, award-winning author!

Jeri Smith Ready

Jeri Smith-Ready has been writing fiction since the night she had her first double espresso. A steady stream of caffeine has resulted in twelve published novels for teens and adults, including RT Reviewers Choice-winning fantasy Eyes of Crow; as well as the PRISM award-winning Wicked Game and Shade. Her latest is the YA contemporary novel This Side of Salvation (April 2014), which Booklist called a “smart, unpredictable, and well-rounded tale” in its starred review.

Ready (or should I say, Smith-Ready?) to see what Jeri had to say about Pull?

Pull Small FC

Pull yanked me in from Page One. I adored this gripping tale of heartbreak, new love, family drama, and heroic sacrifice. Riley is a master at creating powerful yet believable bonds among characters. If only I could turn back time and meet Rosie and Albert all over again!” —Jeri Smith-Ready, author of the Shade paranormal YA series

Oooooh yes. Anything that includes the phrase “Riley is a master” is EXACTLY my cup of tea, thank you very much.

So BIG THANKS to Jeri Smith-Ready for being kind enough to read my little book and give it her official seal of endorsement. It means more to me than she’ll probably ever know!

(Don’t forget–Pull is available for preorder on Amazon! It releases February 2, which is LESS THAN ONE MONTH FROM NOW!)

Voyage to the Star Kingdom COVER REVEAL!

Guess what, everyone? The cover reveal for Voyage to the Star Kingdom has come a couple of days early!

It is beautiful… it is perfect.

VTSK Cover

This incredible cover was designed by Russ Grimes at Arrowhead Creative, who happens to be married to my cousin Amy Grimes of Story Paintings, who did the illustrations.

(We’re a creative family.)

All of Amy’s illustrations are beautifully captivating, but the one we chose for the cover is one of the most powerful images in the story. It’s the moment the girls realize they’re not alone–that they never have been alone.


Together, they lifted the jar over their heads. The fireflies scattered into the dark sky, revealing a great host of other Angelfish around the boat. 

“When did they get here?” asked the youngest daughter.

The Angelfish replied, “They have been here all along. The King has many warriors fighting for you, whether you see them or not.”

“Warriors?” echoed the middle daughter. “I thought you were his assistants.”

“To assist the King is to fight evil,” said the Angelfish. “They are one and the same.”


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Voyage releases January 12 on Amazon. To read the story behind the story, go to my original announcement about the book here. And don’t forget–you can add the book on Goodreads, too!