We are so close to the release of another book, y’all.

How close is this close?

Well today, I have a book cover for you and more information about Bullets and Bylines! This is the second book featuring Emily Burnet, a journalist in Austin, Texas.

Bullets and Bylines Cover Reveal

Out of the three books for Emily that are coming out this year, I found Bullets and Bylines to be the hardest one, maybe out of fear of the second book. In this book, I explored more of failing to be a decent friend but how to support friends the best way you can.

The other big difference when writing this book wasn’t even in the book, but in my life. Every book I’ve written has a bit of romance, I’ve got a sweet spot for it in my reading and writing. But until I wrote this book earlier this year, I hadn’t had any romance in my own life. I don’t think the influence is obvious in the writing (or maybe I’m wrong) but it was a new experience to write these moments having someone in my own life.

Related Post: Cover Reveal for Airtime and Alibis

Either way, it’s exciting to share this book with you.

Bullets and Bylines


Sixteen year-old Anna Martinez has gone missing from her high school and the police know just who took her: her principal. 

Journalist Emily Burnet has spent the last six months insisting she was in the right place at the right time when it came to helping Austin Police Department find national talk-show host Claire Scott. Since then, Emily’s tried to focus on her job – tell the story, not be a part of the story.

When Emily’s best friend, Rosa, comes to her, upset over a moment she witnessed between her student and her boss, Emily knows exactly who her friend needs to call – Detective Austin Cooper.

Emily makes a deal with Austin, one she’s made before, to be his source so she can keep Rosa in the loop and write the story for her job. If only keeping her feelings in check were as easy as helping her friend.

The clock counts down as they try to find the girl and Emily might have to make some long term choices about her career and where it’s taking her lately.