The Fictional Mind of Bree Barton

I love stories. Who doesn't? When I was little, I wanted nothing more than to write stories, and I grew up to do exactly that. If you want to read a very short, very sad story about a world with no dogs, here you go. I wrote this one for Finley Fergus, maybe because I felt guilty for not walking him more.

We probably deserved it. For years we grabbed them by the scruffs of their necks, snapped at them for scraping chicken bones off the asphalt with their tongues. We hated bathing them, hated their wet-rug stench, hated chasing tumbleweeds of fur from corner to corner of our houses....

Read the whole story over at Cease, Cows.

But not everything I write is sad. I also write stories about BA girls who are smart and fierce and kind. (My sister taught me what "BA" means. She is seventeen years old and the textbook definition of BA.) In 2018, my debut novel HEART OF THORNS will be published by Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, featuring just such a heroine. I hope you love her as much as I do.