Last week, I announced that I’m publishing my debut young adult contemporary, Sleeping Around, on August 3, 2021. This book has been (I cannot believe) 6 years in the making, and after years of work, my biggest dream is coming true.

Your support means the world to me. Special thanks to my launch team: Mika, Mandy, Xee, Jasmine, Aspasia, Becky, and Ally

Check out the tropes—like rivals to lovers!—and the synopsis of my book below.

Count down with me to August 3, 2021


Here are some elements of Sleeping Around:

  • 🎓a college setting
  • 🎻a violinist protagonist
  • 🏘foster care
  • 💗💜💙a bisexual love interest
  • ❤️chosen family
  • 👀a bit of rivals to lovers
  • 🛏and lots of sleeping around

Let me know in the comments some of your favorite tropes!


Foster care always promised her a bed. Now she doesn’t even have that.

Coralee (Corey) Reed can’t wait to trade her current foster house for Harmony Hall, the dorm for music majors. Corey arrives at Borns College with her pawn-shop violin and a borrowed duffle bag, ready to leave her foster care baggage behind.

But Corey’s first day on campus starts on a sour note. She runs into her arch-nemesis-violinist Dylan Mason, then her name’s not on the dorm’s roster. Worst of all, Corey can’t live at Harmony Hall. Period. Because she’s not yet accepted into the music program. Instead, Reslife shoves her into a temporary triple with two unsuspecting (and beyond different) roommates, sheltered Emma and combative Harper.

When Harper does the unforgivable, Corey starts sleeping around campus—from air mattresses to random couches—while waiting for an open room. But how can she beat Dylan for first chair if she can’t keep her eyes open? How can she pass her finals without a good night’s sleep? Will college, the place she thought would launch her dreams of becoming a professional violinist, be the place her dreams end all too soon?

Again, let me know in the comments what your favorite tropes are! I’d love to know if there are tropes in Sleeping Around you’re most excited about♥


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