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Two cranes
one crane
tape here
tape there


My debut novel, WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS, was published with Flux in September, 2016.  IMG_4187

Anna O’Mally doesn’t believe in the five stages of grief. Her way of dealing with death equates to daily bouts of coffin yoga and fake-tattooing Patti Smith quotes onto her arms. Once a talented writer, Anna no longer believes words matter, until shocking discoveries– in the form of origami cranes– force her to redefine family and love.

As Anna goes in search of the truth, she discovers that while every story, every human being, has a last line, it might still be possible to find the words for a new beginning.

WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS received starred reviews from School Library Journal and VOYA. It also won the IPPY gold medal in 2015 for Young Adult fiction, and was the honorable mention for the Foreword Review YA Book of the Year.