When Annie moves from London to a small American town in the Mid-West, she struggles to fit in. She gets off to a bad start when she makes an enemy of her school’s queen bee, Kelsey. But she discovers a new passion the exciting sport of roller derby and makes friends with the cool and quirky girls on her team, the Liberty Belles. She also meets Jesse, the friendly boy who works at the roller rink, and Tyler, a cute all-American sports star.
Annie and Tyler are going out! OK, he can be a bit controlling sometimes, but Annie’s never had a boyfriend before so she assumes that’s what they’re like. Her roller derby team, the Liberty Belles, are in top position in the league but are they getting over-confident? Annie misses a few practice sessions so she can spend time with Tyler. As punishment, she gets left on the bench at a big bout. The whole team needs to refocus, especially Annie.
Good Girls Don't Lie is like a young adult Mexican-American Juno...con chile! Published by Leap Books and due to come out spring 2016. View official press release here.
Drawing on Hope is a middle-grade novel about illegal immigration, and the hardships children go through while emigrating. Published by Simon & Schuster's Paula Wiseman Books and due to come out fall 2016. View official press release here. (Scroll down to near bottom of page.)