Thursday, July 16, 2015


It's been forever since I've had a chance to update my blog. Unfortunately, writing a decent blog post takes time, and for me, that's time away from writing or lesson planning or whatever else I have on my plate.

BUT I am taking the time today because I actually have updates about IN REAL LIFE! Five of them!

First of all, IN REAL LIFE has a release date! It's coming out March 1, 2016, and I am crossing an X through every day in the calendar, because I seriously can't wait.

Second, IN REAL LIFE has a plot!

Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another.

There's just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.

Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she's supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

Hannah's romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and meets Nick's girlfriend, whom he failed to mention. And it turns out his relationship status isn't the only thing he's been lying to her about. Hannah knows the real Nick can't be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has one night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then.

Third, IN REAL LIFE has two lovely blurbs from two lovely authors!

A witty and entertaining story of friendship and secrets with a sparkly Vegas backdrop. Jessica Love knows love! 
~ Kristin Rae, author of Wish You Were Italian

A sweet, honest story that begins as so many of our relationships do: online. 

~ Emery Lord author of Open Road Summer

Fourth, IN REAL LIFE has a gorgeous cover!

I SO didn't know what to expect with this cover, but I absolutely love it! I'm a huge fan of graphic covers like this, and I particularly love the title font. 

And fifth, IN REAL LIFE is up for pre-order a couple of places! (You know, if you're into that sort of thing.)

Pre-order IN REAL LIFE on Amazon
Pre-order IN REAL LIFE on B&N

I'm so excited that this book is actually going to be a book. (If I am inclined to blog again soon, I may share the timeline and evolution of this book, because, man, it was a journey.) I worked on it for so long and it changed so much, but I love, love, love it, and I'm thrilled it's actually going to be A Thing.