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The Shack by William P. Young

The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity by Wm. Paul Young My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m not a particularly religious person, although I believe in something much greater than who we are. And I very much believe that when … Continue reading

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CRUMBLE Earns 4th Literary Accolade

CRUMBLE has received its 4th literary accolade! It’s a Finalist in the Young Adult Fiction category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.  

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Sneak Peek #6 of Beautiful Girl

Clarissa hasn’t called or sent me a text message since before she showed up at the house with Decker. There are moments when I want her to call, but this only happens when I feel like disappearing into the darkest … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek #5 from Beautiful Girl

The dream started a few days later. In it, my face is the face I remember from before the accident—smooth copper skin, full lips. Not a blemish. Not a scrape. Nothing. I run my fingers along the surface of my … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek #4 from Beautiful Girl

I grab the iron handle, push the thumb latch, and pull. I smile at Clarissa, but the smile vanishes when I see the person standing next to her. Along with my smile, the blood drains from my face, sliding down … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek #3 from Beautiful Girl

After an audition or a shoot, Mom and I sometimes go to a mall—The Beverly Center or Westfield Century City. Mom watches the way people look at us when we pass. Men, and even boys my age, will follow her … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek #2 from Beautiful Girl

I remember the sound of the car horn, then tires screeching, then a crash. Not a small crash like a single glass plate dropped on a hard tile floor, but a massive crash. A whole box full of plates being … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek #1 from Beautiful Girl (my new YA novel in progress)

I run to the parking garage and to my silver Mini-Cooper parked on the second level. My fingers shake as I unlock the doors, and when I drop into the warmth of the leather seat, I let the tears fall, … Continue reading

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STRIPPED Journal – Meet Virginia

Who would have thought the owner of a strip club could be angelic? En route to Livingston and Bozeman, we spent two nights in Butte where our amazing production crew back in L.A. had arranged for us to meet with … Continue reading

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STRIPPED Journal – Day and Night

Although there have been a number of shared moments that stand out for me over the past few weeks during our interviews with dancers, one particular testimonial rings especially loud. For one, I’m a mother, and my entire existence revolves … Continue reading

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