DEAR JAMIE, LOVE RORY IS HERE!!!!!!!

It’s here! “Dear Jamie, Love Rory” is here!!! =D Typing that out feels so surreal… And holding my story in my hands, staring at my name plastered on the pretty cover… THIS CALLS FOR MORE FIREWORKS.

I want to give a BIG thank you to everyone at One Teen Story (they’re amazing!) who helped make this little dream of mine a reality. From editing my story with Patrick Ryan to seeing it in layout to then staring at a box full of my story, this has been an amazing experience just getting it closer to publication. And now to see it published… I’m blown away, to be honest.

My mom made funfetti cupcakes to celebrate! =D 

Thank you to my family, who didn’t complain when I stayed up way past midnight writing this story and brought me cocoa and snacks (very important) during the writing process. They’re my biggest cheerleaders, and I’m so blessed to have them. Jamie, Rory, and Nikki’s story couldn’t have happened without any of the people I’ve mentioned. Seriously, I can’t believe how much God has blessed me, and I want to say THANK YOU to Him to, for giving me this wonderful gift of writing and blessing me so much.

I’d also like to thank my amazing readers for being super encouraging and sweet-I couldn’t ask for better readers! To celebrate my story’s release, I’m hosting a blog party! There will be a giveaway, a playlist, lots of pictures, and more! I hope to see you here! =) 

Click here to see an interview with me, read a snippet, and more! 

Update: It has come to my attention that there was a change in the launch date that I was unaware of, so next week is the official launch! Nonetheless, the party will go on and the links updated as soon as possible. Thanks for all of your wonderful comments! 

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A Very BIG Announcement!

I have big news people. Big, ginormous, humungous news. Drumroll, please…

I WON THE ONE TEEN STORY WRITING CONTEST!!!

*insert confetti, fireworks, and my screaming here* 

My short story “Dear Jamie, Love Rory” won the 13-15 age category in One Teen Story’s writing contest! You can read the announcement here. And here’s a snippet (the same one from the announcement post):

“I hate that I had to sing happy birthday to a blurry figure on a screen that looks like you, but at the same time, with his buzz cut and camouflage…Doesn’t.”

So, dear readers, “Dear Jamie, Love Rory” is going to be PUBLISHED IN AN ISSUE OF ONE TEEN STORY!!! I am SO excited and blessed! God is so good! I am extremely honored to have won, and I would like to congratulate the other winners and thank everyone at One Story for this opportunity. I can’t wait for you all to meet Jamie and Rory in “Dear Jamie, Love Rory.” =) 

Also, happy early Easter, everyone! ❤ I hope that you all have a great Easter weekend! 


P.S. I know this is a short announcement, but don’t worry, I will have a regular post coming next week. =)