“A compelling exploration of mental illness.” —Kirkus
“Taylor offers no simple answers about depression, teen pregnancy, or complicated relationships, but leaves readers with an enduring sense of hope.”–Publisher’s Weekly
“…Offbeat romance, sarcastic humor, and the philosophy of life come together in a flying bildungsroman that is both touching and entertaining in its exploration of the internal conflicts of the human condition. With plain but evocative prose and a pair of ceaselessly endearing protagonists, Definitions of Indefinable Things is perfect for readers of middle school age and above.” –VOYA
“An emotionally engrossing and powerful exploration of depression and healing that many teens will find meaningful.”
–School Library Journal
I recently took a trip to NYC with my sisters and, in typical narcissist fashion, used my time in the big apple as an opportunity to romance my novel. If I wasn’t already head-over-heels for Reggie, Snake, and their beautiful cover (designed by the talented Jim Tierney), this trip certainly made me fall into what Reggie calls, “the stupid, non-existent ideal of love.”
Reggie demanded a window seat on the Amtrak.
Snake thought it would be cute to visit Bryant Park at sunset. Reggie thought it was lame, but she begrudgingly went along with the plan.
Reggie and Snake spent two hours in Central Park talking crap about passerbys. Or as they called it, “bonding.”
Reggie pushed Snake down the stairs after he tried to get her to ice skate. They spent the remainder of the afternoon in the hotel room nursing Snake’s injured leg.
Snake demanded they engage in Reggie’s biggest fear….again.
Reggie tried to push Snake out of the cart at the top of the wheel. (Don’t worry. He’s still alive.)
Reggie and Snake took a boat tour. Snake filmed the scenery for his next short film. Reggie complained that the dude next to her smelled like cheese.
Snake inisted they trek across the Brooklyn Bridge just to get this shot.
Snake charmed his way into a rooftop bar, not at all to Reggie’s surprise.
In Times Square, Reggie said, “I’ve never seen so many miserable people in one place. And I thought Flashburn was bad…”
The duo enjoyed themselves, but they were ready to get back to Flashburn (mostly because Karen and Carla wouldn’t stop calling…)
To preorder Definitions of Indefinable Things, head over to Amazon! Currently available for purchase in hardcover and ebook.
I am blessed to share the cover for my debut novel DEFINITIONS OF INDEFINABLE THINGS, available wherever books are sold on April 4th, 2017. The official reveal + an exclusive interview can be found on Bustle.com! For more about the novel, visit Goodreads and Amazon.
This month, I had the honor of being interview by Liberty University reporter Kayla Humphreys for The Liberty Champion. It was my first official interview as a debut author, and I was thrilled to talk about my writing journey for Definitions of Indefinable Things. Check out the interview at The Liberty Champion. (You can add Definitions on Goodreads now!)
I am thrilled to announce that my debut YA contemporary, DEFINITIONS OF INDEFINABLE THINGS, has been pre-empted by Margaret Raymo at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! It is slated to be published in Spring 2017. In the meantime, add my book on Goodreads, and follow me on Twitter for more updates!