Happy Birthday Infinite in Between
So it’s out.
Three and a half years and thousands of pages later and my new novel, INFINITE IN BETWEEN, is out.
In many ways I’ve been working on this book for more than three and a half years. Maybe ten years? Maybe more? For so long, I’ve been thinking about the five characters who eventually became Gregor, Mia, Whitney, Jake, and Zoe. I’ve been thinking about writing a novel that began at the start of high school and ended at the end. I’ve had scenes and tidbits of dialogue running through my head. And I just had to find the right way to tell it.
Was it easy, writing INFINITE IN BETWEEN? No! Three and a half years is a long time to stick with one novel. I tried writing it in first person. I tried in present tense. I had sad endings and extremely sad endings. I had a sixth main character for a while (RIP). I had many full chapters that I axed. At one point I got so overwhelmed with writing this novel that I actually wrote my first middle grade novel, BEST FRIEND NEXT DOOR, just to have a break from YA for a while.
But here’s the important thing: I never, ever, ever got tired of INFINITE IN BETWEEN. Through all the ups and downs I loved this novel and I always believed it would happen.
INFINITE IN BETWEEN has gotten starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and School Library Journal. And just this past weekend, a teenager read an advance copy and tweeted to me that is the first time in his life that he picked reading over playing Xbox. Total score.
Happy publication to INFINITE IN BETWEEN!