Gem & Dixie release week links

Don't Talk, Don't Trust, Don't Feel: Gem & Dixie, Lucy Barton, and Dysfunctional Family Systems, a thing I wrote for my TinyLetter, up in Medium format

An interview with Kirkus, by Megan Labrise

An interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, by Rachel Piper

Barnes & Noble April Open Mic, a short piece about my dad and cigarettes, along with other authors' pieces and pictures (including a great one with Adi Alsaid riding his bike among cattle...)

Tour info! 

And a couple of new review quotes:

From VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) - "This is, refreshingly, a book without even a hint of romantic relationships; it is Gem’s journey as she figures out how to build a future out of a past that is not what she wanted it to be."  (As I wrote I remember thinking...should there be a love interest? A crush? Even a peripheral dude? And I decided: nope!)

And BCCB (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books) - "...readers gain a nuanced understanding of the effects of intergenerational parenting failures, and the reasons why some kids thrive, others flee, and still others perpetuate a damaging cycle."

Finally, here is a picture of my big sister (and a neighbor boy) pushing me around in a stroller sometime around 1971. I used this picture or the idea of it in Gem & Dixie.

Finally, here is a picture of my big sister (and a neighbor boy) pushing me around in a stroller sometime around 1971. I used this picture or the idea of it in Gem & Dixie.