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I am a preteen/young adult author who published my first book, The Hard Way, in 2017. I am also a blogger. Please check out my posts on teen issues and book reviews of Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction. Stop back to my site to follow me on my writing journey and subscribe to my newsletter to read about upcoming events and news from the writing house.

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Ever wonder how a teenager deals with the effects of peer pressure? Check out my recently published preteen/young adult novel.

The first book of The Way Series,

The Hard Way.

It can be found on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com with the following links. Get a copy for you or your teen reader today!

The Hard Way on Amazon.com

The Hard Way on BarnesandNoble.com


January 12, 2018 – Launched selmapverde.com as my own website

April 12, 2017 – The Hard Way was published as an e-book


Plans the jet set life for others as an aircraft scheduler by day and coordinates a family life for her fiancée, two kids and a dog by night. Writing is a passion that I can’t let go of. I struggle to make time to achieve my writing goals, but I did become a published author in 2017 by with my first book, The Hard Way.

I have lived in Minnesota all of my life and continue to love the four seasons and ten thousand lakes the state is known for. Some of my favorite places to write and create are by many of those lakes. Be sure to pick up a copy my book, The Hard Way, available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Links can be found on the books tab.