My new book, Tears In The Water, comes out on January 17, which is just a little bit more than a month away!
This is my first book with trans representation and it’s also a very personal and important book for me.
This is the official synopsis:
“At White Ravens University, where athletes train to become professional sportspeople, Alex is on the swimming team with her best friend, Xiuying. Having grown up mostly alone, parents absent and brother often busy with his own life, Alex tends not to meet new people unless she and Xiuying are together.
After an embarrassing encounter with a boy from the volleyball team Alex soon discovers that the world isn’t so big after all and the universe has a funny way of setting people up, especially when and with whom they’re least expecting.
Despite her reserved character, Alex becomes part of a newly formed friend group consisting of four amazing people with different identities and personalities. As she tries to overcome her anxiety and negative past events, Alex finds herself both struggling with romantic feelings for a new acquaintance and a full blown gender crisis.”
You can currently add the book on goodreads, where you can also read the reviews that the ARC readers have already left, and you can preorder the kindle edition on amazon. There will be a paperback edition too, but that will only be available to purchase from the release date.
And finally… it is time for me to reveal the cover…
This beautiful cover was drawn by the amazing @epsilynn on instagram.
Tears In The Water has a love story in it, yes, but the found family and friendships in it are also really important, which is why I wanted to have all five of the characters on the cover.
And look how cute Alex and Tate look wearing each other’s shirts!
Content Warnings for Tears In The Water: body dysphoria, gender dysphoria, self-blame, repetitive self-hatred and negative thoughts, self-harm (not cutting), anxiety, anxiety/panic attacks, neurodivergent burnout, going non-verbal, anger issues, mentions of homophobia and transphobia, misgendering, brief sexual harassment, mention of diets, eating outside of meal times, alcohol consumption (although all the characters can legally drink), cussing.
Please read at your own discretion!