So, I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile. But now that FRAYED is up on retail sites, Goodreads, and if you’re a reviewer you can even request it on Netgalley, it seems like a good time. (note: I don’t actually know whether Sourcebooks will accept Australian reviewers as they only have limited galleys to give away… but give it a chance! And if you are Australian and do manage to let an ARC from Netgalley, let me know. I’m curious!)
Also, to the people who have already preordered and/or requested on Netgalley, YOU ROCK, and I love you infinitely. 😘
Anddddd it’s my 19th birthday!! (I’m nineteen, guys. Where does all the time go!?)
And if you’re wondering, that cake was freaking delicious. Chocolate upon chocolate upon even more chocolate. I mean . . . what else do you even need for a birthday? We had to compromise with those candles. We didn’t have a one, so the single candle had to suffice, haha. I’m pretty sure I ate 1000% too much of it, but it was worth it.
In other news, the 8th of March was International Woman’s Day, and over the course of the evening on Twitter I mentioned some of my favourite female YA book characters. (I also realized I completely forgot to mention the wonderful Hermione Granger. Literally one of the BEST fantasy heroines ever. Smart, brave, loyal.)
Interestingly, while I love badass, strong characters, I never really pictured Ava Hale (my main character in FRAYED) to be one of them. She’s scared and vulnerable, and suffering from the loss of her sister, and I think that is what makes her strong in her own way. She’s been hurt but she just keeps going. Then again “strong” is a relative term, and not everyone can be completely kick-ass. Ava was such a hard character to write, ironically, considering she’s a little bit like me. I’m much more comfortable writing female characters that are confident and ones that can literally kick some ass. FRAYED, in general, was a challenge to write, but I can’t wait for you guys to read it!!
My preorder giveaway for FRAYED is international, as long as the Book Depository ships to your country. Winner will be emailed once I’ve (randomly) drawn it! You have 34 days to enter, ending at Sydney time.