The Best Week That Never Happened is a Finalist in the Young New Adult category of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards!
Grand Prize Winner!
The Best Week That Never Happened is the Grand Prize Winner of the Dante Rossetti Book Award, which recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in Young Adult Fiction.
New Book Deal!
My first nonfiction book, tentatively titled 1,001 Ways to Be Kind, will be released in fall 2023 by Familius Publishing. Longtime readers of my blog might remember back in 2012 when I spent a year writing about various random acts of kindness. This book was inspired by that incredible experience. I believe that tiny acts of kindness make us happier, healthier, and more connected to each other — and to ourselves.
The Best Week That Never Happened is a Finalist in the Young Adult category of the American Book Awards!
Gold Medal Winner!
The Best Week That Never Happened is the Gold Medal Winner in the Young Adult category of the eLit Book Awards!
New Book Deal!
NEW BOOK DEAL! Immortal Works Publishing will release my next YA novel in February 2022! Thanks, Carissa, For Ruining My Life centers around two characters who feel pressured by the outside world try to change into “better versions” of themselves, but learn that the people who truly matter are the ones who see and love you for who you are deep down inside. Can’t wait to share this book with all of you soon!
Women In Publishing Summit Speaker
“How to Create a Nurturing Writing Routine”
Featured on NPR Affiliated Podcast
The Best Week That Never Happened is showcased on the “New Arrivals” podcast on NPR affiliate radio station KAWL (San Francisco)… click here to listen! (Featuring an exclusive excerpt from the book)
Interview with The Grotto Pod
Interview with The Grotto Pod featuring exclusive excerpt from The Best Week That Never Happened
The Best Week That Never Happened is a Finalist in the Young Adult General Fiction Category in the Best Book Awards!
The Best Week That Never Happened won a Silver Medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards!
The Best Week That Never Happened is a Semi-Finalist in the Young Adult Category of the Kindle Book Awards!
Interview with Purdue Alumnus MagazineSee More
Best Fiction Award!
Wow! The Best Week That Never Happened won Best Fiction in The YA Book Awards! A huge thank you to everyone who voted!
The Best Week That Never Happened is a Finalist in the Young Adult Fiction Category in the International Book Awards!
Virtual Interview with Crossroads Review #AuthorChatSee More
Virtual Event with Orinda Books, in conversation with Vanessa HuaSee More
Review from Foreword Reviews
The Best Week That Never Happened received a lovely review & feature in Foreword Reviews May/June 2020 issue!