I am thrilled to announce my second novel, American Honey. It will be published by my small press, Bloomwood Books, very soon! If you've read my debut novel, True Love Way, my novelette Cupid On Deck, and/or my short story in the Sunlounger anthology, you'll notice that American Honey is a departure from my previous work. The characters are much younger, and it's the first time my main characters originate from somewhere other than the West Coast. It's my first story set in the South. I'm really excited to share it with you! I've been working on it for over two years. I think American Honey is best described as a cross between the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally and ABC’s Nashville.
After graduating high school, Olivia “Ollie” McKenna leaves her small town roots in Summerville, Georgia, to pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer. With her best friend and older sister in tow, wholesome Ollie travels to the big city to compete in singing contest Atlanta Idol. There she meets nineteen-year-old Jack Bradley, a fellow country singer who quickly becomes a close friend. The connection between them is magnetic and an opportunity to sing together could change their lives forever. But what about Ollie’s mama’s fear of the music business? She’s been burned by the lures of the bright lights before and doesn’t want Ollie anywhere near that world. And Ollie’s growing feelings for Jack as more than just a pal could ruin everything. Despite her own doubts, Ollie is determined to win. Can she make her dream come true or will she return to her hometown empty-handed and brokenhearted?