The first in my YA international thriller trilogy, THE ELITE (working title), will be released by Penguin (Putnam) in Winter 2015. 

Avery Rhodes' newfound family can shut down Prada at the Champs-Elysees when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war.

They are part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle of Twelve, and Avery is their missing heir. If they discover who she is, some of them will want to use her as a pawn. Some will want her dead.

To thwart their plans, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the crypts of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul and through a web of ancient legends and lies. And unless she can stay one step ahead of beautiful, volatile Stellan, who knows she’s more than she seems, and can decide whether to trust mysterious, magnetic West, she may be doomed after all.

Forbidden love and code-breaking, masked balls and explosions, destiny and dark secrets collide in this romantic thriller, in the vein of a YA DaVinci Code. 

Add the first book in the trilogy to Goodreads here, and see some inspiration in the form of my writing Pinterest board here

The Elite


  1. I SO can't wait to read this! OMG I want it now!

  2. Thanks, Jenny! I hope you do get to read it! :)

  3. Hey,
    Just wanted to pop by and say that I think "Jack Basil" is a great name.
    Random, I know, but I kept thinking it as I read your entry on Mother.Write.Repeat., so I thought I'd tell you lol. Hope you have a great week,
    Ninja Girl

  4. Thanks, Ninja Girl! I don't think anyone's ever commented on his name before--makes me happy. :)

  5. Sounds great -- I'm excited to hear more!

  6. That reader description of CW + DaVinci Code was perfect, gave me the most amazing image of the story...can't wait to read it!

  7. I am excited for this book! Do you have any release date? Hope it comes it where i can easily grab it :)