ABOUT OUT OF REACH
How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing
addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.
Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells
herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come
Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when
Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous
note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger.
With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler,
begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her
growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home
A Defining moment in your youth when you realized you wanted to be a writer.
It’s probably annoying to hear writers say that they always wanted to be a writer, that maybe it sounds cliché. I mean come on, how many people can say that they always wanted to do something? But it’s true for most of us who are still pursuing writing, the ones who have clawed onto that keyboard and beaten it into submission. When writers say that they’ve “always known” it’s a way to describe this inner need. I have always connected to story and to meaning. I remember reading my very first book. I don’t remember the way it felt in my hand, but I remember the way I felt during the experience and when I finished it. The book was Frog and Toad All Year and I still have it. I have been reading non stop ever since.
I don’t think I was ready to be a writer in my youth. For the longest time I was more in love with the idea of being a writer than actually having the discipline of writing. So for me it came a little later in life. I had just had my third kid and hadn’t written anything in a while, so I challenged myself. I basically said if I’m a writer, I write, so either write or stop calling yourself a writer. I wrote some terrible things and then I started Out of Reach. I knew from the first line that I had something special.
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