About this submission
HAIR & BEYOND revisits a time when my own parents decided to “help” my younger sister by setting her up to run a small beauty salon in our hometown. At that time my sister – a twenty-something brand new cosmetology school graduate who could barely balance her own checkbook – simply wanted to cut hair and have fun. It was a train wreck. And we had a ball.
I write novels and short stories for middle grade and teen readers. My books include Defining Dulcie (Dial Books for Young Readers), How to Avoid Extinction (Scholastic Press), I Kill the Mockingbird (Roaring Brook Press), Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face (Roaring Brook Press), and my most recent novel, Confusion is Nothing New (Scholastic Press), which features family mysteries, marching band friends, the perfect pizza, and 80s rock and roll. I love writing novels and hope to expand my storytelling to the screen.