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MY BIG NEWS: I am an Honor Recipient for the Jane Yolen Midlist Author Grant. http://www.scbwi.org/announcing-winners-of-jane-yolen-grant/
Thank you to Jane Yolen for her faith in me, her generosity and her willingness to support fellow writers.
Currently, I'm revising a young adult speculative fiction novel, tentatively named Shadow of a Shade. Quick description: two girls, living in different worlds, dream about each other. Their dreams intertwine until neither girl is sure if she is real or if she is the dream counterpart.
My other project is a young adult, near future novel that explores issues of privacy and personal freedoms. Of course, it has a strong paranormal theme! It's working title is Free America, but that will probably change.
My most recent published books was CHOICES.
Consumed by guilt over her brother’s death, Choices begins in one time line, then fractures into multiple universes with every decision The only stability, in each reality, is another shifter, Like the branching limbs of a tree, each choice leads to new possibilities. There’s only one problem. You can’t go back and undo a decision. In the end,
Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review, said, "Kathleen's melancholic tale does justice both to the moving story of a girl coming to terms with the death of her brother and to the magical adventure of a universe-shifting girl trying to find her way home"
Consumed by guilt over her brother’s death,
Choices begins in one time line, then fractures into multiple universes with every decision
The only stability, in each reality, is another shifter,
Like the branching limbs of a tree, each choice leads to new possibilities. There’s only one problem. You can’t go back and undo a decision. In the end,
"You are a little different, Casey, and that makes people feel uncomfortable.”
Different. That was the second time he’d said that. I could feel the anxiety start to percolate through me, like little bubbles in a glass of soft drink.
“What do you mean, I’m different?” I asked.
“Just some of your mannerisms, your voice and stuff,” Scott said.
“What mannerisms? What about my voice?” I demanded. My stomach was complaining now, growling that the cheese sandwich I’d just eaten wasn’t sitting well.
“Nothing. It’s really nothing, Casey. Everyone is different, you know. Everyone is unique. You don’t have to change just to fit someone else’s expectations.”
“But, I want to change. I don’t want to be different,” I said.
"Jacobs has painted a realistic, unusual portrait of Asperger's Syndrome." MidWest Book Review, March 2001