everything because you met this glitter-crazed new girl who practically ruins
your life? Worse, she insists you and your secret crush become best
friends—with her?!! Only you don’t have time to be friends with insane people,
and you think your crush might need to stay the way it’s always been: Distant.
Impossible. In your head. This is because you have problems and secrets a crush
would never understand.
a group photography project, and rumors are already circling about the new girl
being ridiculous? You know she’s nice but alone, so you convince your crush to
help protect the new girl. Working on the project suddenly makes hanging out,
texting, talking—and even high school—seem completely normal when it’s anything
kiss…and it’s perfect? You tell secrets and make the kind of promises that
might be impossible to keep when you’re only sixteen. Which is why, long before
it all falls apart, you already knew nothing this beautiful could have been
meant to be yours for long.
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was raised in the mountains of Colorado, but says she really learned about
life, love and friendships from summers spent with her large, Italian immigrant
family in Ontario, Canada.
inspiring teachers and librarians who directed her to worlds she would not have
found on her own. To this day, she adores school visits, teaching writing to
teens, and is dedicated to making sure kids in need have access to books that
will fuel their hopes and dreams.
hiding and reading book after book. She developed an addiction to first love,
first kisses and her favorite: the happy-ever-after story. This is what she
writes today. Now she’s a mom of two and happily married to her own first love.
Anne works hard to juggle being a wife and parent while writing, but fails at
cooking because she is still trying to read book, after book of love stories on
best selling Kindle book, and was a Readers Choice, Top 12 of 2012 book for
Amazon.com at #11, and will be translated and released in Germany and Turkey
fall 2013. Her second book, Unmaking Hunter Kennedy, is a also a Kindle, top
100 best selling book in Teen Romance for 2013. She’s hard at work on her third
novel, another sweet teen romance releasing fall/winter, 2013. She loves to
hear from readers. Please look for her on Facebook or tweet her @yaromance.
her Cerebral Palsy symptoms and hemiparesis/balance issues loosely match what
an amazing teen (and I girl I’m proud to call my friend) named Allison Winn,
faces every single day. Her condition was not brought on by CP, but was brought
about due to complications Allison suffered after the removal of a childhood
brain tumor which resulted in side effects that will be with her for the rest
of her life.
mom, Dianna, dad Brian, the patience of her sister, Emily, and the inspiration
from a tiny rescued dog named Coco, Allison was inspired to help other kids by
baking dog biscuits (thousands of them) so she could raise money to help other
kids like her. These biscuits were hand sold by Allison for months (and now
years) so other sick kids and sad families could afford to adopt a fully
trained dog from a very special program into their lives.
money so one special trained dog could be placed with a kid who had life
threatening issues. She met that goal, and that same year adopted out 10 dogs
with the sales of her dog treats! Now she’s fourteen and her project has a
name: The Stinkbug Project. Stinkbug has now adopted out 40+ dogs to kids who
live around the Rocky Mountain Region all because Allison never gives up
baking. Now so many people help to raise awareness while others donate baking
and packaging supplies and volunteer to help Allison bake and sell the treats.
now cancer free but she still works tirelessly at baking and selling biscuits
for what has become a thriving community charity effort. The trained dogs are
all rescued dogs who come from the very special, Colorado based, K-9
correctional dog training program. Adoptions and applications for a dog are now
handled via the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation. More information
about The Stinkbug Project, Allison, and RMHF can be found at:
support this amazing project, and at all book signings I will be accepting
donations on behalf of this wonderful project and donating them to Allison’s
efforts as well.