I’m super excited for the release of my debut middle grade novel, Keep It Together, Keiko Carter (Scholastic/May 5, 2020)! This is where you’ll find links to news, reviews, and interviews. Keep coming back as I’ll update often. Thank you so much for all your support!
You can pre-order the book now from my local independent bookstore and get a personalized signed copy mailed to you (free in the US) along with swag and entry into a drawing for a grand prize.
My essay and cover reveal on Nerdy Book Club
My video clip from Scholastic’s Spring 2020 Online Preview (see middle grade)
A sneak peek! Read chapter 1 of Keep It Together, Keiko Carter!
Book Review: CeCeLibrarian’s Book Blog
Book Review: Beagles and Books
What people are saying:
“Keiko Carter is smart, funny, vulnerable and kind. She’s a best friend anyone would be lucky to have!” – Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of Eleven, ttyl, and Upside-Down Magic
“In her middle-grade debut, Florence creates a fun, accessible story, touching on the realities of middle school, such as friendships, fallouts, misunderstandings, first crushes, and fitting in. The highs and lows of the girls’ friendship highlight toxic relationships versus true friendship. Sweet and smart.” – Kirkus Review
“I loved how relatable (the story) was, being in a group of three friends and dealing with their conflicts.” – Novalee, age 12