I'm a queer middle-grade author of THE BEST LIARS IN RIVERVIEW, out winter 2022 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Best friends Aubrey and Joel have spent most of sixth grade planning to run away. It’s just a game, Aubrey figures—a distraction from Joel’s bullies and Aubrey’s gnawing feeling that Aubrey might not be the gender everyone assumes. But when Joel disappears for real, Aubrey treks after him on a journey that might push Aubrey to finally acknowledge what they've been scared of: they’re nonbinary.
Publication is set for winter 2022 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
I grew up in Kentucky but now live in Iowa with my wife and cat. My debut middle-grade book THE BEST LIARS IN RIVERVIEW is truly the story of my heart—I've been working on it in some form or another since I was first realizing I was queer, and it's grown and changed as I've grown and changed. I'm represented by Beth Phelan at Gallt & Zacker.
I was a Lambda Literary Fellow in 2018 and a member of the Pitch Wars Class of 2019. My pronouns are they/them.