I’m so excited to share that HMH Versify will be publishing my next YA historical novel-in-verse, THE MOST DAZZLING GIRL IN BERLIN!
I have been working on this project for a long time, but I continue to love it as much as I did when I began the very first draft. The Weimar Republic was a fascinating and complex era, and Berlin was most decidedly the hub of its universe. Finding out what it was like to live then and there–especially in the queer community in Schöneberg–totally captured my heart. I hope it captures readers’ hearts too!
For any other writers (especially those writing historical fiction) who might want to know how long my projects have taken me:
- I wrote my first draft of (a very different version of) WHITE ROSE in 2005, and it was published in 2019 (14 years).
- I wrote my first draft of (a very different version of) THE MOST DAZZLING GIRL IN BERLIN in 2013, and it will be published in 2022 (9 years).
- Some things take time.
- If you love a project, never give up.
- I AM GETTING FASTER!