I haven’t left my house in over a year. My doctor says it’s social anxiety, but I know the only things that are safe are made of paper. My room is paper. My world is paper. Everything outside is fire. All it would take is one spark for me to burst into flames. So I stay inside. Where nothing can touch me.
Then my mom hires a tutor. Jackson. This boy I had a crush on before the world became too terrifying to live in. Jackson’s life is the complete opposite of mine, and I can tell he’s got secrets of his own. But he makes me feel things. Makes me want to try again. Makes me want to be brave. I can almost taste the outside world. But so many things could go wrong, and all it takes is one spark for everything I love to disappear…
PAPER GIRL PLAYLIST
FUN FACTS ABOUT PAPER GIRL
- PAPER GIRL is set in my home city of Denver. I have visited many of the locations in the story, and they served as great inspiration for Jackson and Zoe’s story.
- Many themes, thoughts, and scenes in PAPER GIRL are based off my own life.
- I originally wrote the story just from the heroine, Zoe’s, POV along with the Chess Challenge chapters dispersed in between. But about 100 pages in, I knew I needed to add the hero’s side of things.
- I wrote the entire first draft in just under five weeks. And I hadn’t originally planned on trying to get it published. It was just for me.