Finding Frances

"A page-turning coming-of-age tale that offers an offbeat spin on the YA suspense genre." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Finding Frances Book Cover

released February 2020

Retta Brooks thinks her life is on track after convincing her overprotective mom to stop home-schooling her and allow her to go to Buckley High. She comes home from a night out with friends to find that her whole world has changed, and she has extremely hard decisions to make. Not to mention finding the answers to questions some people would rather she not know. Is she strong enough for what lies ahead?

Winner of several 2021 awards:

  • First place in the Next Generation Indie Book Award (First Novel (70,000-90,000 words) category (a tie)

  • A bronze medal in the IPPY (Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction e-Book category) (a tie)

  • First place in the YA category of the National Excellence in Story Telling (NEST) contest