BRUISED (Abrams/Amulet Books, Spring 2013): Imogen is a confident high school black belt who freezes up at an armed robbery that leaves someone dead. Guilt-stricken and numb, she decides to prove herself by teaching another student how to fight -- no holds barred, no protective gear, no rules. When the image you have of yourself is shattered, how do you make it whole again?
Favorite Superstition (the least healthy one, anyway): I've always been scared to talk too much about good things, for fear that talking about them will cause them not to happen. I've also been known to wish upon a star.