Are there content warnings or trigger warnings for your books?
My books sometimes contain material that is difficult or painful for certain readers. I never want to leave someone regretting that they encountered my book, so I do provide content warnings for my young adult and middle grade books. You can find content information here.
I do not currently have content warnings for my adult books (which are generally darker and more explicit in their themes), but there are a number of reviews that list them.
The warnings start general and spoiler-free (as much as possible), but you can click through to get more detailed information. It’s up to you how much detailed information you want to see. Be aware that the more details there are, the more spoilers there are.
How can I get a signed copy of your book?
There is not currently a reliable source to find signed copies of my books, though Seattle-area bookstores may occasionally have a limited supply of signed stock. I am always happy to sign books at any event I attend.
Are your books appropriate for younger readers?
My adult thrillers are quite dark and tackle difficult and explicit themes, and are not intended for younger readers.
As for my young adult novels, that depends a lot on the individual reader. I know 8-year-old fans of I Am Still Alive and grandmothers who couldn’t get through it! In general, I Am Still Alive is appropriate for readers who can handle The Hunger Games. Rules for Vanishing, Our Last Echoes, and These Fleeting Shadows are horror, and considerably darker. Content warnings for these books are available so that readers can make informed decisions.
My middle grade books are of course geared toward pre-teen readers–but they are pretty spooky!
Can you help me with my homework assignment?
I am always thrilled when teachers and students use my books for class assignments, and I love hearing from student readers. I will always try to respond to email from my readers, but I can’t always do so right away, and so I urge teachers not to base any portion of a grade on my response.
I sometimes get messages from students asking for a detailed summary of my books or an analysis of the themes. I’m afraid in those cases, you’ll have to read the book yourself! However, I will be gradually updating this page to include some insight into the inspiration behind my books and other fun facts that may be useful.
Are you available for school visits?
Maybe! I am sometimes available for school visits in the Seattle area or elsewhere by video call. Please contact me to discuss my rates and availability if you are interested. (Note: Discounted rates are available for Title 1 schools.)
Are you available for endorsements/blurbs?
For all endorsement requests, please contact my agent, Lauren Spieller, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love to provide endorsements and I try to say yes when I can, but due to a very full schedule I keep my reading queue limited.
What rights are available for your books?
For all foreign rights inquiries, contact Lauren Spieller at email@example.com.
For all film/tv rights inquiries, contact Will Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org