Update: November 9, 2017

2 months, Guys!! 2 months from pub date and the book trailer, well actually the book trailers, for Spin the Golden Light Bulb are live. So, click on the home page (or my blog post from Nov. 7th) and watch…take a peek inside the pages! I hope you love both the trailers. I absolutely loved making them! Enjoy!

Andddd…in case you’re interested, there’s an ARC Giveaway for Spin the Golden Light Bulb happening on Twitter all this week, from today until November 16th at midnight. Head on over. All you have to do is follow me (if you aren’t already) and retweet my ARC Giveaway tweet. You’ll be automatically entered to win a signed advanced copy!

Here’s me with the ARC, grinning, because I’d love for you to win it!

ARC Giveaway pic












Update: October 9, 2017

Spin the Golden Light Bulb is 3 months away from it’s release. Yippee!!!!!! I have nothing else to say except if you’d like to pre-order it (for yourself or some sweet middle schooler in your life) that would make me so happy!

Update: October 2, 2018

Spin the Golden Light Bulb has a new publication date! Most authors freak out when their book gets pushed back, but not me. My new pub date gives us a little breather after the holidays to give my book baby the grand welcome into the world that it deserves. So mark your calendars. The first of THE CRIMSON FIVE books will release on January 9, 2018…just one week after it’s original pub date. Oh my gosh guys, it’s almost time to start counting down the days!

Update: September 2, 2017

Pub day is just 4 short months away and you can now add Spin the Golden Light Bulb to your shelf on Goodreads. It’s getting some really fantastic reviews too, which means that PEOPLE are reading it! This is so crazy! I’m incredibly grateful to all the early readers who’ve taken the time to share their thoughts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ❤

Add on Goodreads  here.

Update: August 2, 2017

The release of Spin the Golden Light Bulb is just 5 months away, the ARCS have arrived, and it’s now available for preorder! And do you know what that means? It means my book is real and this is really happening! *Squee!!*

Jackie with ARC- STGLB

If I had known this would be THE picture of me with my book (even in ARC form) I would have prepared a little better-at least matching nail polish or something! But at least I’ve color coordinated:) Here are the links so you can pre-order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, your favorite independent bookstore, or from the publisher directly. Oh my gosh, I sound like a commercial. What is even happening??


Barnes and Noble

Amberjack Publishing


Update: June 2, 2017


Spin the Golden Light Bulb has a cover, a bright sparkly cover and I couldn’t love it more! EEK this is totally getting real!! Gabrielle Esposito created the gorgeous design that captures the imagination and creativity of the kids in the story perfectly. It’s even better than I ever imagined! I hope you guys love it too:)



Update: January 2, 2017

My debut middle grade novel, Spin the Golden Light Bulb has a release date…one year from today!! It’s the first of two (so far!) planned books in THE CRIMSON FIVE series. Stay tuned for more updates. Until then, here’s a screen shot of the announcement that appeared in Publisher’s Marketplace. And if this is a dream don’t wake me. Please!



Announcement! December 1, 2016

THE CRIMSON FIVE: Spin the Golden Light Bulb (my debut middle grade book!) has been purchased by Amberjack Publishing!! My first book is going to be published…and so is my second…They purchased the sequel too. Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!!! More news to come but for now I’m still reeling at this news. I still cannot even believe it’s true!