if it’s too difficult for grown-ups, write for children

Congratulations to Marisa Reichardt!

I’m so thrilled to share the announcement for Marisa Reichardt’s new YA novel, AFTERSHOCKS, which Maggie Lehrman at Amulet will be publishing in Fall 2020!

When the Big One hits Southern California, Ruby never expected to be trapped in a laundromat only moments after her first conversation with Charlie. But as the hours and days tick on, and Ruby and Charlie struggle to survive with only each other’s voices to help keep them going, Ruby’s memories of the choices that brought her to this place and her dreams for the future may be the only way to find hope to continue.

This book has tugged at my heartstrings through every version of it that I’ve read. I can’t wait for you to meet the indomitable Ruby and fall in love with Charlie.

Please join me in sending all best wishes to Marisa on Twitter @youngadultish! And see below for the full announcement.