My name is Jordan, and I’m an absent-minded writer of YA and other stuff living somewhere north of Atlanta, Georgia. I like tea, books, and rock & roll. I can’t decide if I would rather be Neil Gaiman or Neil Young. Probably both, let’s be honest.
Here’s a little about my current project: Walls, YA contemporary (UPDATE 1/5/14: We have a first draft! Read more about it!)
Sixteen-year-old graffiti artist Andy leaves her mark on the walls of every town her mother drags her to, which after eight years of home-staging is more than she can count. Things change when they move to Vanns Ferry. First she falls for a boy after promising herself it would never happen again, then she discovers why her mother has moved them more often than most kids go to the dentist: her father is a convicted murderer on death row with less than a month to live. With so little time to figure out how things could have gone so wrong, Andy’s not sure if getting to know the man whose absence she’s always felt is worth the pain of saying goodbye. Then the pieces of the mystery surrounding her family’s past come together, and Andy turns her frustration into art she sprays all over the walls of Vanns Ferry, a town ready to receive closure for its most infamous murder. Andy’s not ready though. She’s not even close. When she finally unearths the truth concerning the crime that destroyed her family, she has to decide just how far she’s willing to go to bring them justice.
More about me and my writing, since the two are hard to distinguish:
And some Adventures in Story Research:
- Writing Without A Map: In Which I End Up Exactly Where I’m Supposed to Be (featured on Freshly Pressed!)
- Ancient Ruins and Conducting “Research”
- Update on That Asking Permission Thing