When I was in seventh grade, I was sure my mom's main goal in life was to humiliate me. Really, she was the opposite of the performance artist mom in TRAUMA QUEENbut whenever my mom made me cringe, I vowed I'd raise my own daughter completely differently.
Of course, then I grew up to actually have a daughter...and I realized how complicated the mother/daughter thing can be!
So I wrote TRAUMA QUEEN. It's a story about the tricky relationship between thirteen-year-old Marigold and her unconventional, unpredictable (but loving) mom, Becca.
I'm thrilled that in their April/May 2011 issue, Discovery Girls magazine calls TRAUMA QUEEN "a laugh-out-loud look at family and friendship."
And I'm proud that author Julia DeVillers says TRAUMA QUEEN is "funny, quirky and touching, with characters that leap off the page and into your heart." And that Erin Dionne writes: "TRAUMA QUEEN made me giggle, cringe and cheer! Bravo!"