Frequently Asked Questions

Reader Questions

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Q: Will there be a sequel to Cool for the Summer?

 

A: There won't be a full sequel, no, but you will see Lara and Jasmine pop up a few times in Going Bicoastal; if you've been wondering what they're up to, it'll definitely answer your questions on that!

Q: Is Home Field Advantage going to be available in the same countries/languages as Cool for the Summer?

A:  Right now only Helion (Poland) is publishing both books outside of North America. If you'd like it to be published in your country, please let your local publishers know!

Q: Are the covers of the Radleigh books being redone for all formats?

A: Nope, the new designs are just the audio covers, and they were specifically done by Jessica Dugan for my audio publisher, OrangeSky. But aren't they cute??

Q: What's the deal with the new editions of Behind the Scenes, Under the Lights, and Just Visiting?

A: Those covers were also redesigned by Jessica Dugan, and will be on all available formats. I've taken rights back from my original publisher, so the paperback and ebook versions will now be self-published and the audiobooks are being published by OrangeSky. BtS and UtL will be published in all formats on September 20th; Just Visiting will follow on October 4th.

Q: Can I read Under the Lights without having read Behind the Scenes?

 

A: You can! Reading Behind the Scenes first helps with understanding character background, especially because the first couple of chapters do fairly heavily feature Ally and Liam, but it’s not strictly necessary.

 

Q: Can I read Right of First Refusal without reading Last Will and Testament?

 

A: You can! I think it’s more fun to read LWaT first because Cait’s best friends are recurring characters, but it’s absolutely an independent story, with a love interest who’s new to Radleigh.

Q: Can I read Out on Good Behavior without reading the first two Radleigh books?

 

A: Still absolutely yes, but, this is my first book where the main character and love interest actually do meet in the previous one (Right of First Refusal), and it also has a lot of scenes involving the main characters and love interests from earlier in the series. Comprehension-wise, you’ll be fine, but it’s worth noting.

 

Q: Will there be more Radleigh books after Out on Good Behavior?

 

A: Nope, that’s it. I love my Radleigh girls and their partners and I wouldn’t mess with them for all the macarons in Paris. There are some fun bonus scenes here and here, though!

Q: Which of your books are Sapphic?

 

A: Under the Lights, Out on Good Behavior, Cool for the Summer, Home Field Advantage. and Going Bicoastal. My stories in All Out (“Molly’s Lips”), His Hideous Heart ("Lygia"), and At Midnight ("Say My Name") are as well.

Q: Which of your works have Jewish main characters?

 

A: Cool for the Summer and Going Bicoastal are my novels starring Jewish girls, and you can also find them helming my stories in The Radical Element (“Daughter of the Book”), It’s a Whole Spiel ("Two Truths and an Oy"), That Way Madness Lies ("I Bleed"), and Out of Our League ("Volley Girl").

Other Questions

Q: How do you pronounce your name?
 

A: Phonetically. You can hear me say it here. (And my pronouns are she/her.)

Q: How can I get involved in anthologies?

 

A: This is probably the most frequently asked question, so I wrote a whole blog post about it! I cannot advise you on how to be solicited for participation, other than to make your skills and passions known as best you can. If you're interested in open calls, search "open calls anthology" on Twitter; you might be amazed at how much pops up.

 

Q: Are you open to reading for blurb consideration?

 

A: I am happy to consider reading for blurbs as long as you can offer a bound manuscript/ARC; I unfortunately cannot commit to reading electronically. Please send your requests through my agent, Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Please note: I am closed to requests with 2022 deadlines.

Q: Can you moderate my virtual launch?

 

A: Maybe! I observe Shabbat and so am never available Friday nights or Saturdays, and 7-8 p.m. EST, aka my kids' bedtime, is a no-go as well. If your launch does not fall into those windows, then feel free to ask!

Q: Can you moderate a festival/conference panel?

 

A: I will certainly consider it as long as you're paying! As of 2022 I am no longer doing unpaid panel moderation. (And the same Shabbat constraints mentioned above apply.)

Q: Can I interview you?
 

A: Sure! Hit me up through the contact tab and please make sure you include a deadline if there is one.