Waiting for Walker: Cover Contest Winner!

We have a winner! And the first five voters who chose it will receive free e-copies.

First, the winning cover: Sun Rays. This was the overwhelming winner, with 43% of the vote! Runner-up was On the Beach, with 25%.

If you're one of the five lucky winners, you'll receive an acknowledgement email, and when the e-book is ready, I will send it to you in the format of your choice.

The 25% of people who voted for Sun Rays gave a variety of reasons for choosing it:

  • Gives a sense of waiting
  • The rays of sun imply hope for both characters
  • Is it a sunrise? Sunset? And what would either of them mean?
  • Gives hope for a better, brighter future
  • Dramatic—and romantic
  • Wistful, eager, focused
  • Dynamic composition with breadth and depth
  • Layers of possible interpretation

So (drum roll, please) this is the official cover reveal for my eighth novel!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED! Your involvement has made the release of this book even more wonderful than usual for me.



Micah Jaeger's life is a mess. His folks have split, and now he lives with his mother in the manager's unit of a motel. His mother is seeing a medium to communicate with Micah's older brother, killed in Afghanistan. He had to change schools for his junior year, which made him retreat further into himself, hiding behind his camera—and hiding that he's gay.

One sunny day in June, as he's shooting a dead seagull on the shore of Long Island Sound, a mysterious guy appears in a beautiful sailboat. At first, the guy's boat shoes are the image that stays with Micah. But soon it's the person himself, Walker Donnell, who haunts Micah's dreams.

Walker's life looks perfect to Micah. His wealthy parents adore him; he has everything he could want; he's gorgeous and generous; and he falls hard for Micah. But he has a secret: Walker is intersex.

The closer Walker and Micah grow, the more Walker feels a need to be sure of himself in ways he hasn't fully faced before, and now it's his turn to retreat. Micah knows Walker is worth waiting for, so he waits. And waits.