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Ashley is psyched to be headed to the Chicago area this week (October 15-17) for school visits! You can bring Ashley to your school in person or by Skype... details here.

 

Ashley's story "3:17" won The Texas Observer's short story contest.

Recent Reviews

This is what people are saying about The Knife and the Buttefly:

 

"An unflinching portrait with an ending that begs for another reading." 

--Kirkus Reviews

 

"Harrowing, heart-rending, and ultimately hopeful."

--Jordan Sonnenblick, best-selling YA author of Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

 

"An uncompromising look at two characters most readers would otherwise look away from."

--Booklist

"This book is both knife and butterfly: it cuts deep... but is also compassionate and hopeful."

---·The Book Smugglers

 

"Azael is a dynamic and sympathetic main character with an authentic voice.... an assured success in libraries serving high school students."

--School Library Journal

 

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