ParaNorthern is an ALA 2022 Rainbow Booklist Title!

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to write. I spent much of my childhood reading and escaping to faraway worlds in books and I know how much a book can mean. And seeing yourself as your experiences in the stories you read isĀ vitally important! Every young person should have the opportunity to see themselves in a story.

I was elated when I saw ParaNorthern and the Chaos Bunny A-hop-calypse included on ALA’s 2022 Rainbow Booklist. For those of you who haven’t read it yet, I don’t want to give anything away but telling stories where LGBQT2A+ are allowed to exist and justĀ be, is something very important to me. There are wonderful stories revolving around a character’s sexuality too but we need more normalization within stories where they just exist…because that’s a reflection of our world.

My heart is filled with pride at this honour and I’d like to thank the American Library Association. You can see the full list of books by visiting here.