fiction, my books

Cover reveal!

I am so very excited to share the cover of my debut novel, The Moth Girl, out March 8, 2022 from Putnam/Penguin Teen! I could not be more thrilled with how this cover turned out, thanks to artist Hsiao-Ron Cheng and cover designer Kristin Boyle.

Take a look, read an excerpt of the book, and preorder it here!

About the book:

Anna is a regular teenaged girl. She runs track with her best friend, gets good grades, and sometimes drinks beer at parties.
But one day at track practice, Anna falls unconscious . . . but instead of falling down, she falls up, defying gravity in the disturbing first symptom of a mysterious disease.
This begins a series of trips to the hospital that soon become Anna’s norm. She’s diagnosed with lepidopsy: a rare illness that causes symptoms reminiscent of moths: floating, attraction to light, a craving for sugar, and for an unlucky few, more dangerous physical manifestations.
Anna’s world is turned upside down, and as she learns to cope with her illness, she finds herself drifting further and further away from her former life. Her friends don’t seem to understand, running track is out of the question, and the other kids at the disease clinic she attends once a week are a cruel reminder that things will never be the same.
From debut author Heather Kamins comes a beautiful and evocative story about one girl’s journey of choosing who she wants to be–in a life she never planned for.

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David Allan Barker reviews Blueshifting

A review of Blueshifting by David Allan Barker:

With poem titles like Making Time, Devolution, Entropy, Relativity, Dark Matter, and with an epigraph from Carl Sagan, and references to Mastodons, petroglyphs and quantum states, one might expect to find a collection of science-nerd poems. But science itself has changed (and maybe rescued poetry in the process). We don’t live in a deterministic universe of Newtonian mechanics. Yes, “The world / wheels toward the inevitable”. But we live in a universe of unobservable observations and strange attractions. The path to the inevitable is not fixed.

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My chapbook, Blueshifting, is now available for Kindle on Amazon, and coming soon in ePub from Upper Rubber Boot Books. Please check it out! (Did you know you can read Kindle-format books without a Kindle? Amazon offers free Kindle apps for most computers, smartphones, and other devices.)

Also available on Amazon is 140 and Counting, an anthology of work from Twitter journal 7×20, which includes a contribution from me as well.

If you contributed to the Kickstarter campaign and have copies coming, you should be getting information in the near future on how to get them. Thanks for your support!

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Well, hello there!

Welcome to my site! I’m excited to announce that my first poetry chapbook, Blueshifting, will be coming out later this year from Upper Rubber Boot Books. They’re also publishing one of my pieces in 140 And Counting, an anthology of microfiction and poetry from Twitter zine 7×20. You can learn more and preorder through their Kickstarter campaign, running through September 15, 2011.

If you’d like a preview of Blueshifting, several of the poems it includes have been published online in Neon and Autumn Sky Poetry. Stay tuned here for updates on this and other forthcoming work!