Sunbathing, surfing, eating funnel cake on the boardwalk-Lucy loves living on the Jersey Shore. For her, it’s not just the perfect summer escape, it is home. And as a local girl, she knows not to get attached to the tourists.

They breeze in over Memorial Day weekend, crowding the shore and stealing moonlit kisses, only to pack up their beach umbrellas and empty promises on Labor Day. Lucy wants more from love than a fleeting romance, even if that means keeping her distance from her summertime neighbor and crush, Connor.

Then Superstorm Sandy tears apart her barrier island, briefly bringing together a local girl like herself and a vacationer like Connor. Except nothing is the same in the wake of the storm. And day after day, week after week, Lucy is left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and broken home. Now with Memorial Day approaching and Connor returning, will it be a summer of fresh starts or second chances?


Yay!!! It’s cover reveal day for my latest YA novel THE SUMMER AFTER YOU AND ME and I love, love, love how this gorgeous cover captures the emotion of the story.

Superstorm Sandy plays a significant role in my latest novel and today is the two-year anniversary of when the mega-sized storm made landfall in New Jersey and New York.

It was the largest Atlantic hurricane in history, with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, an 8 ½ foot storm tidal surge, and winds spanning 1,100 miles across. It affected a total of 24 states and New Jersey was among the hardest hit. Twelve people died in New Jersey, 2.7 million were left without power, 37,000 primary residences were destroyed or damaged, and 8.7 million cubic yards of debris were left in the storm’s wake.

Today, only 60 percent of those displaced by the storm have been able to return home and the effort to rebuild continues.