She’s With The Band

Meet my first book, She’s With The Band (it’s completely adorable).

“Life never starts when you think it will. When I turned 15, I figured I’d be tossed the keys to the city, make out with a hottie, and have a modest parade thrown in my honour. But all that happened was that I got out of doing the washing up. The day we moved to Sydney was supposed to be the start of the new Mia Mannix – confident, charming, taller. But so far, it sucked.”

Mia Mannix has made a deal: in return for moving from the social backwater of the Snowy Mountains to life in the fast lane in Sydney, she’s promised her dad she’d give up music and concentrate on “real” art. But that was before she discovered new friends, a cool record store and a ridiculously hot rockstar. She’s With the Band is for every girl who’s ever wanted to start a band, had a crush on the wrong boy, or made a promise she couldn’t keep.

SWTB is a 50, 000-word YA novel published in May 2008 by Australia’s leading independent publishing house Allen & Unwin. My author profile is here. It was released in the US and the UK in 2011.

You can buy a copy through Amazon (where you can also read the first few pages), Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million and Indie Bound. Oh, and here’s the Goodreads page!