Cover Reveal: A Flash of Red

My debut novel, A Flash of Red, is a psychological thriller detailing the chaos that ensues when mental illness invades our most intimate relationships. It’s official release date from Pandamoon Publishing is Dec. 13 (on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), but I have a sneak preview of the cover now to share with you:

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What is A Flash of Red about?

Professor Anna Klein and her husband, Sean, are a young couple each struggling with their own misperceptions of reality.  While Anna’s daily anxieties turn on the axis of her mother’s path into psychosis, Sean escapes to the alternate reality of love and sex offered online. When Bard, a student of Anna’s, develops his own obsession with the couple, their already unsteady world collapses with irrevocable consequences. As focused on providing a driving plot as it is in presenting multi-faceted characters, A Flash of Red ultimately asks the question: What happens when we can no longer tell the difference between what we want and what is real?

 Intrigued? Want a preview? You can check out the first chapter here.

 

#Mindsoak: Pop Songs, SexEd, and Porn Edition

Once again I had the pleasure of writing for Jon Filitti’s MindSoak blog–this one focuses on female-power pop songs masquerading as revolutionary when they are, in fact, judgy and reductive of the broad spectrum of differences that make up womankind.

I was also lucky to be interviewed for Jon’s regular Psychobabble segment–where he and I nerd-out on the latest Social Science research–and this time we tackle sexual education, pornography and its effects on sexual development, and online safety, with special shout-outs to Peggy Orenstein‘s insightful and informative book, Girls and Sex.  In my humble (developmental psychologist’s) opinion, it’s a must-read for any caregiver, regardless of the age or gender of their child(ren).

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Check out my blogpost here or our interview here. mindsoak-right-kind-of-girl

Oh, and want to see what all of my fuss is about with that song by Daya? Check out her video below: