It's time to CARPE DIEM!  

Toss that homework aside and delve into this YA comedic adventure about an overachieving high school student named Vassar, who's pressured by her parents to maintain a 5.3 GPA in order to get into a prestigious college.  Thank goodness for her bohemian Grandma Gerd whisking her off on a backpacking trek across Southeast Asia the summer before her senior year.  Where instead of taking AP and AAP classes, she finally takes a chance on LOVE! 


This novel was loosely based on my own travels throughout Malaysia, Cambodia, and Laos -- hence, many of the stories and scenes were grounded in reality.  (Fortunately and unfortunately!)  CARPE DIEM was published in the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, and China -- so it traveled the world as well!  And actually, it would make a great GIFT for a teen with a good sense of humor and adventure!  To learn more or buy the book, click here.

Also, for a bit of fun nostalgia, check out the little promo MacMillan Publishers had me make in 2007 before CARPE DIEM came out... 


Buy It Now!

Buy the paperback  from your favorite indie bookstore or from AMAZON or B&N -- or read the e-book for FREE on B&N or KOBO or AMAZON!

Have you  read this YA Romantic Comedy Adventure yet?  Well, here's your chance to check it out for FREE!

What do you get when you mix a group of Southern California teens with refugee camps, love triangles, and a thousand pairs of googly eyes?

Collin Uttley’s summer vacation.

"All I wanted was a date, but all I got was TROUBLE."