Tuesday, March 4, 2014


I think all authors have that one book that tests them. That book that they struggle with and delete and rewrite more than anything else. That book they're not sure they can write BUT it's so important for them that they have to keep at it no matter how hard it is. SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL was that book for me.

I've said it before but this book was very different for me. It has a different feel than my other books but I think that's important for an author--to spread their wings a little when something is as important to them as this book is to me.

I never felt pretty growing up. I just didn't. There were times I thought my importance came from acceptance from others, or "love" of a boy. There were times I screwed up, then screwed up again, and maybe even knew I was screwing up while I was doing it, yet I still did. If you've ever felt any of those things, I wrote this book for you. I wrote it for my daughters and other young girls and the teenage Nyrae Dawn. I wrote it because I want girls to know beauty comes from the inside. That we're not defined by mistakes, and that even if you fall down, you can always get up again.

So, I hope you'll read Brynn's story. I hope you like Brynn's story and I hope it makes you feel beautiful, because you are. We all are.

Before it happened…

Brynn had a group of best friends, a boyfriend who loved her, a growing talent for pottery. She had a life. And then…she had none.

After it happened…

Everything was lost. The boy she now knew never loved her. The friends who felt she betrayed their trust. The new life just beginning to grow inside her.

Brynn believes her future is as empty as her body until Christian, the boy next door, starts coming around. Playing his guitar and pushing her to create art once more. She meets some new friends at the local community center, plus even gets her dad to look her in the eye again…sort of. But letting someone in isn’t as easy as it seems.


Can Brynn open up her heart to truly find her life’s own beauty, when living for the after means letting go of the before?


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And for fun, this is my Christian Medina

(Jordan Catalano, FTW! Except Christian is super sweet)

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  1. jordan catalano <3 omg!!!!
    the right character for christian

  2. I love this book so much so far! I got an ARC for a tour and started it yesterday and haven't put it down! Love it!


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