Meet Book #3: Cut Both Ways

Meet Book #3: Cut Both Ways


Figure 1. This might happen to you after you see this cover. Be careful, yall.



Today I’m happy to introduce you to the cover art for my third YA novel, Cut Both Ways, which will be released September 1, 2015 by HarperCollins.

Erin Fitzsimmons made this beautiful cover, which manages to encompass several different motifs and themes in it and I’m very delighted to share it with you.

I’m happy to partner with, who are also featuring the cover art today, as well as an interview about the book itself. Go there to see more!

Okay…want to see?



















Figure 1. Hello, my book! You are very fancy!

Figure 2. Hello, my book! You are very fancy!


Here is the jacket copy:

Will Caynes never has been good with girls. At seventeen, he’s still waiting for his first kiss. He’s certainly not expecting it to happen in a drunken make-out session with his best friend, Angus. But it does and now Will’s conflicted—he knows he likes girls, but he didn’t exactly hate kissing a guy.

Then Will meets Brandy, a cute and easy-to-talk-to sophomore. He’s totally into her too—which proves, for sure, that he’s not gay. So why does he keep hooking up with Angus on the sly?

Will knows he can’t keep seeing both of them, but besides his new job in a diner, being with Brandy and Angus are the best parts of his whole messed-up life. His divorced parents just complicate everything. His father, after many half-baked business ventures and endless house renovations, has started drinking again. And his mom is no help—unless loading him up with a bunch of stuff he doesn’t need plus sticking him with his twin half-sisters counts as parenting. He’s been bouncing between both of them for years, and neither one feels like home.

Deciding who to love, who to choose, where to live. Whichever way Will goes, someone will get hurt. Himself, probably the most.

To read a short interview with me about the book, go to!

To add to your TBR pile: BookLikes / GoodReads

To preorder: HarperCollins / IndieBound / Barnes & Noble / Amazon






  • Fangirl Jeanne on Feb 07, 2015 Reply

    The cover looks great! I can’t wait to read this book.

  • Matthew MacNish on Feb 06, 2015 Reply

    Sounds brilliant. Can’t wait.

  • Tricia Conway on Feb 06, 2015 Reply

    Looks (and sounds!) wonderful! I want!

  • Sarah Ahiers on Feb 06, 2015 Reply

    Yay! It looks great! And it sounds great too. I’m really excited to get my copy

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