“Doan’s characters leap off the page…[an] accomplished debut novel…Doan’s pleasant mix of mystery plus high school nostalgia will please readers who grew up with the novels of Judy Blume.”
Wow, thank you Publishers Weekly!
Read the whole review here.
Graydon House is giving away
50 free copies of THE SUMMER LIST over on Goodreads. Last GoodReads giveaway before publication on June 26. Click here to enter, good luck, and hope you enjoy!
The Summer List is now available for request on NetGalley!
Click here to request.
I hope you enjoy Laura & Casey’s story!
I created a 90s music playlist for the novel late last year, so I’ve been listening to Dolores O’Riordan’s gorgeous voice for months. I knew I wanted a Cranberries song in the mix because they will forever be the sound of my 20s. Linger…Ode to My Family…Dreams…it was so hard to pick one. I finally chose Zombie. It still gives me shivers and I’m so sad to hear that she’s gone.
Thank you to an amazing artist & strong woman.
90s-inspired playlist for The Summer List
December 2017Holiday ARC Giveaway! Win a pair of forthcoming novels — The Summer List AND Marissa Stapley’s lovely Things To Do When It’s Raining!
Enter on Instagram between now and December 22, 2018 at 8p. PST.
*sled not included in giveaway 🙂
December 2017Next week
on Instagram I’ll be giving away an advance copy of THE SUMMER LIST AND another forthcoming novel I love dearly. Hint: the books have the same first two letters…
November 2017I’ll be giving away advance copies of THE SUMMER LIST soon. I can’t wait to share Laura and Casey’s story with you.
As a journalist I’ve interviewed everyone from beer-brewing monks to nanotechnologists. Most of my clips can be found on
One of my favorite profiles is about Buzz Martin, a brilliant storyteller:
The Singing Logger
1859 Oregon Magazine
His gravelly voice sang of whistle-punks, cork boots and loss.