Welcome to the home page of Ashley Hope Pérez, author of the novels The Knife and the Butterfly (February 2012) and What Can't Wait (2011), both published by Carolrhoda Lab. Ashley's third novel will be out in 2015; you can read a bit from it here.
The Knife and the Butterfly
Azael knows jails, and something isn’t right about this lockup. No phone call. No lawyer. No news about his brother or his homies. If only he could remember...
Lexi Allen would love to forget the fight, would love for it to disappear back into the Xanax fog it came from. She knows that there’s more at stake in her trial than her life alone, though. Azael needs the truth. The knife cut, but somehow it also connected.
- Read an excerpt from·The Knife and the Butterfly here or find reviews, excerpts, and insights from the author here.
- Order The Knife and the Butterfly·from·your favorite indie bookstore, with a school discount from the publisher, or·from amazon.
What Can't Wait
Seventeen-year-old Marisa Moreno has smarts and plenty of promise, but she’s marooned in a broken-down Houston neighborhood—and in a Mexican immigrant family where making ends meet matters more than making it to college.·Caught between the expectations of two different worlds and carrying a dark secret, Marisa will have to decide what can't wait. Kirkus Reviews described What Can't Wait as "Un magnifico debut." Read an excerpt here.
Latest Blog Post
The Road to Publishing: One Take on Working with a (Rock Star) Editor
In articles and blog posts about breaking into the world of publishing, the lion’s share of attention goes to the writing craft, getting an agent, and securing a book deal. But what happens after those hurdles have been jumped? What can writers expect from their editors once the deal is sealed? And what will editors expect from writers?
For my take on what it's been like to work with rock star editor Andrew Karre, check out the rest of this post over at Latin@s in Kid Lit. Later this week, Latin@s in Kid Lit will post an interview with Andrew, so be sure to stop by for that as well. And while you're there, why not sign up for the fabulous book giveaway and check out our 2014 reading challenge?
A Note from The Author
Ashley Hope Pérez