2020 is hard, y’all.

My original plan was to release Clash of Flesh and Metal, sequel to Girl of Flesh and Metal, in October. Obviously, that didn’t happen.

Because 2020 is hard.

I’m now on track for February, and I’m confident enough in that timeline that… the ebook preorder is up! So consider this a combination cover reveal and preorder announcement.

Trust no one.
Especially not yourself.

Despite the warnings and the dead bodies, CyberCorp has shipped the Model One androids to its customers.

They work perfectly—except around Lena.

Each malfunction puts someone in her life at risk. But there’s never any evidence. There’s only Lena’s word that the androids are dangerous. And why would anyone believe her, with her track record?

Then the threats start: someone Lena loves will die. She can stop it, but only if she plays along with a madman’s game—only if she stops the androids and whoever is controlling them…

…before they kill again.

With even more mystery and more suspects than the first book, this second installment in the Flesh and Metal trilogy will keep you enthralled until the last word.

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It’s March 23.

That means there is exactly one month until Girl of Flesh and Metal hits the shelves. But if you’ve been following along you know that already.

What else is going on?

I’m revising Good Luck and Bad Juju, which is the first in a trilogy about cursed sisters. One of them has to die.

The youngest sister, Raven, sees how the curse has affected prior generations. Her mother survived, but her aunt died. Her grandmother survived, but her great aunt died. Raven sees her mother and grandmother mourn every day, and she doesn’t want that for herself.

She thinks the real curse is to be the one who lives. She’ll do anything to save her sisters, even if it costs her own life.

I’m hoping to get Good Luck and Bad Juju out this fall, and then I’ll turn my attention to some sequels! I already have outlines done for Smooth Vibes and Ill Fates, the sequel to Good Luck and Bad Juju, and for Clash of Flesh and Metal, which—you guessed it—is the sequel to Girl of Flesh and Metal.

Which one should I write next?

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I am thrilled to show you the new cover for my upcoming young adult science fiction novel, Girl of Flesh and Metal.

Thanks so much to J Caleb Design for the artwork. I came to him with little more than a description of the book and the main character, and he put together this amazingness.

Without further rambling, here it is, followed by the book description. And BONUS: It’s already up for preorder—and at a discount. If you’re so inclined, you can scroll to the bottom of this post for the link to get it now.

It was supposed to help her—not turn her into a monster.

Now, Lena’s stuck with this cybernetic arm, and her friends are terrified of her.

And maybe they should be.

The arm’s artificial intelligence takes Lena’s thoughts to the extreme. It acts when she doesn’t tell it to, even when she’s asleep.

Ever since she got the new limb, she’s been sleepwalking and waking in odd places. To Lena, this is just another example of how CyberCorp—her parents’ company and the manufacturer of the arm—screws up everything.

As the rollout of CyberCorp’s new android approaches, a murderer targets children of the company’s employees. And thanks to her sleepwalking, Lena doesn’t know what she was doing during the murders.

When the evidence points to her, Lena decides to prove her innocence—or her guilt.

You’ll love this fast-paced young adult sci-fi because the twists and turns will keep you flipping the pages.

Grab it now at the preorder price.

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It’s been a while since I published, but here is incontrovertible PROOF that I’ve been busy writing. Among the projects I’m working on is this new Young Adult Urban Fantasy trilogy.

Thanks to Seedlings Design Studio for the amazing artwork.

Here’s the cover art for the first book, Good Luck and Bad Juju, followed by a book description. I hope you’re as excited as I am for its release!

One sister must die.
The others have to live with it.

Hoodoo. Conjure. Folk magic.

Whatever you call it—in Raven’s family, it kills one girl per generation. Raven has two sisters and no plans to lose them. She refuses to become her control-freak mother or her drunk grandmother, who still grieve the sisters and daughter they lost to the curse.

Raven petitions the spirits for protective gifts: empathy for one sister, sight for the other, and Raven gets luck.

When a stranger with a dying son is caught in the petition, his gift makes him unstoppable. The more desperate he becomes, the stronger and larger he grows—and the more he loses control.

In his mind, only Raven, her sisters, and their magic stand between him and his son’s life.

The sisters have survived a hostage situation, a break-in, and countless car accidents, but this man’s uncontrolled strength and obsession are their greatest threat.

Will the girls’ gifts be enough to save them? And if not, is Raven lucky enough to be the one who dies?

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So it’s been over a month since I last posted. My bad.

You know how life gets in the way of things. Lately, my life has included a large influx of work at my day job… and a new puppy. So today, I come to you with puppy photos in hand, because nothing prompts forgiveness for absence better than cute pet pics or kid pics.

You Are Enough!

Basically, he’s super cute. And super sweet when he wants to be. But he also requires a good deal of attention with respect to house-training and play time, and I’m trying to find my new normal.

You Are Enough!

In the meantime, I’ve missed posting about all kinds of awesome sciencey-or-weird stuff that’s happened over the past month. Stuff like the super wolf blood moon, which I totally planned to write about.

This blog post is the beginning of my getting back into a routine in which I continue to write the Johnson Family Curse series, work at my day job, and raise a cute pup, among other things.

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