I’m not even going to try to build this one up. I’m so excited to share the cover, summary and new publication date for IF I LIE that I’m barely containing myself from showing it to people at Starbucks. Oh hai, you look like you can read because you know, you’re breathing, so you should look at this.

Without further ado….



Here’s the synopsis that will be on my galleys:


A powerful debut novel about the gray space between truth and perception.

Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Being branded a cheater would be bad enough, but Quinn is deemed a traitor, and shunned by all of her friends. Because Carey’s not just any guy—he’s serving in Afghanistan and revered by everyone in their small, military town.

Quinn could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets that she’s vowed to keep—secrets that aren’t hers to share. And when Carey goes MIA, Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise.


IF I LIE debuts August 28, 2012. 

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I’ve heard so many horror stories about authors getting covers they hate. As a former graphic designer, it would have been too easy to get set on my own ideas, but  I tried not to have any expectations where IF I LIE was concerned.

So when my editor, Annette Pollert at Simon Pulse, sent over the cover image, I held my breath and clicked on the file, having absolutely no idea what the team at Simon Pulse had come up with.

The emotions evoked by the cover are so perfect, so absolutely IF I LIE that I can’t imagine another image that could convey so much about my story. The black and white image of Quinn and Carey. The title in red. The sheer simplicity of the whole thing floored me. Every time I look at IF I LIE, I feel a little tug on my heart for these two characters. A huge thank you to the designer, Angela Goddard, and the team at Simon Pulse!

I can’t wait to hear what you think!!