Evie B Versus the Universe

A Middle-grade Contemporary Story
(56,000 words)

Under normal circumstances, I’d rather be body-slammed by the seventh-grade bully than brave the boy’s bathroom, where soggy paper towel balls clog the drains and pee speckles the wall.

From EVIE B VERSUS THE UNIVERSE

Skateboarder Evie Bonfire uses graffiti to depict everything she knows is wrong with seventh grade. After she accidentally causes her autistic neighbor to be blamed for neighborhood crimes, she knows she must find the real troublemaker. But to take action rather than simply painting it, she’s going to have to overcome her desire to keep to herself.

Powerslide: Get up some speed and wrench your feet ninety degrees. Your wheels will lock up and skid across the ground. Gives you that terrified-but-thrilled feeling when things don’t turn out the way you expect.

From EVIE B VERSUS THE UNIVERSE

Written with the humor of the Frazzled series, this tale also incorporates a touch of magical realism. Like You’re Welcome, Universe and The Mortification of Fovea Munson, it reveals that sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone is the best way to bring everyone together.

Photo credits: Darius Bashar, Niket Nigde, Geran de Klerk