released July 2021
Published on Kindle Vella as a series of stories. You can find them all by going to Kindle Vella directly and searching for my name or the name of the series. Here are direct links to the seven separate stories. The prequel can be read before or after, but takes place when the main character is in eighth grade, whereas the rest start in her junior year and go through the summer after graduation.
Note that Vella requires you purchase tokens rather than buy the stories directly. The whole series is just a tad over 700 tokens.
Sarah Redmond has moved all over the country with her flighty mom, always the new girl, never the popular one. Until Sierra Vista, where she's finally on the verge of a social breakthrough. But when everything goes horribly wrong, she and her new friends find a way to use knitting to exact sweet revenge. But that is only the beginning of her new life in Arizona, where she has run-ins with some drug-runners and her deadbeat father before meeting Alex, who helps her see who she really is and everything she can do with her life.
Always the New Girl (stories 1-6) was a quarterfinalist in the 2021 Booklife Prize in the Young Adult and Middle Grade category.