Carrie Jone's first two novel got some nice recognition this week. First, VOYA had a good review of Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape): "The book raises many hot topic issues, from teen sex and pregnancy to gay rights, but it keeps them personal and real, without any preaching or judgments. Ultimately, this is a story about Belle defining who she is and who she wants to be. It’s a journey every teen must take, and this novel should be equally universal in its appeal.”
And her Tips on Having a Gay (ex) Boyfriend is a semifinalist for the Independent Publisher Book Award for YA. (Flux author Christine MacLean took this award a couple years ago for How It's Done.)
And, according to her blog, Carrie fulfilled her mommy-pledge not to take her daughter to school looking like Amy Winehouse, something we can all be thankful for.