I am beyond thrilled that my debut YA novel, THE SIMILARS, now has a living, breathing, actual IRL cover. It’s all thanks to the super talented design team at Sourcebooks Fire, who have so perfectly encapsulated the book’s themes and central conflicts in this brilliant double-helix staircase. I’m crushing hard over this, guys. The box of ARCS arrived on my doorstep yesterday, prompting me to record my first-ever live Instagram story—which was terrifying but inevitable. I unboxed those suckers with all the enthusiasm of my 6yo rabidly opening every Amazon box we get in hopes it’s toys (it’s hardly ever toys).

I’m so excited to be heading to NYC for BookExpo next week to meet readers, authors, librarians, educators and bloggers. This book journey feels like it began ages ago—when I first had the idea for THE SIMILARS and began writing it—but in reality I’m only at the beginning of the adventure. More to come! XO