I’m hoping you’ll join me in the BIGGEST FLAIL-DANCE PARTY EVER because…
Every Ugly Word
Alloy Entertainment, July 29, 2014
When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school, bullies taunt and shove her. She can’t go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter how hard she tries, she can’t make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into the future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she can see her twenty-three-year-old self.
Her older self has been through it all already—she endured the bullying, survived the heartbreak, and heard every ugly word her classmates threw at her. But her older self is also keeping a dark secret: Something terrible is about to happen to Ashley. Something that will change her life forever. Something even her older self is powerless to stop.
Perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and The List, Every Ugly Word is a gripping and emotional story about the devastating consequences of bullying.
It's slimmer, richer and 100% better than the original, in my opinion. Same premise and basic plot, same characters - but a lot of new content and a completely new delivery of the ending.
I’m so excited because this story, which has always been so close to my heart, has finally found a home -- a home with people who are mind-blowingly talented, passionate about my characters and story, and so much fun to work with that I’m keep waking up and pinching myself to make sure it’s all real.
Here's a quote from Alloy's press release that just went out a few minutes ago:
“One of our strengths is working with talented authors to create and develop properties that have mass
entertainment appeal,” said Leslie Morgenstein, President of Alloy Entertainment. “This program is an
exciting extension of our business and will allow us to leverage Amazon’s ability to distribute to an
incredibly diverse and broad readership.”
Alloy are a subsidiary of Warner Brothers, they've published over 75 NYT bestsellers, and they're the company behind Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars (just to name a few!) In fact, my incredible editor edited the books behind all those shows.
(I’ve known that for months and it still makes me do this:)
The people I’ve had a chance to work with are SO talented, it blows my mind pretty much every time they open their mouths.
This habit of picking up independently published books and re-vamping and re-releasing is a new venture for them, so it’s exciting on two levels because Alloy aren’t just re-releasing my book today, they’re also putting out two other formerly independently published YA books! (You should totally check out Heather Hildenbrand's Imitation, and Tracy Banghart's Rebel Wing).
The last few months have been a whirlwind. It’s still surreal to me. But don’t worry, I’m going to share.
I’ll spend the next few weeks taking you through the fun things that have happened, the things I’ve learned about the publishing industry, and all about the writing journey. But for today I just want to celebrate a dream come true.
So even if you aren’t buying books today, please join me in a super-big dance party. Because I can attest to the fact that even in these days and times, real dreams – the ones you’ve worked really hard for – really do come true.
*Cries happy tears*