Thursday, September 29, 2011


That's the title of my new YA and unfortunately it's not live at Amazon or BN even right yet but it will be soon.
It's a bit more mature than I usually do but books are unpredictable things.

Here's the blurb

Celebrity.  A by-product of talent or the goal.  The crumbs of greatness or the whole cake.
When Kip “I lied about being 18 for so long, it seemed like the truth” Chanin, arrives in Los Angeles with her mother who wants to work in Hollywood, it doesn’t take her long to understand that this is a factory town and the product is an illusion.  To help support her two-person family, Kip grits her teeth, puts aside being a news photographer and becomes a paparazzi.

Kip’s first photo is of Alex Milne, the handsome and volatile young actor.  That one photo changes both their lives.  An evening being detained in the Beverly Hills Police Station expands Kip’s world and opportunities both wanted and unwanted confront her.  To lasting shock and pain, Kip learns the identity of her father and she sets out to solve a murder that’s been gossiped about in Hollywood for the last 80 years, tainting the Milne family to the present day.

One thing Kip learns to her core is that life is real even in a city dedicated to creating illusions.

And here's the cover.  Now that you've read the blurb, you know that since Kip is a photographer she'd be taking pictures of this celebrity, she wouldn't BE the celebrity.