Cover Artwork by Georgia Morrissey
SPIN THE SKY (Sky Pony Press, 2016)
Magnolia Woodson wants nothing more than to get her and her sister, Rose, out of the pitifully small, clamming-obsessed, Oregon town that hates them—she just doesn't know how. Forced to put up with the snide comments and hateful looks the town's people throw at them, Mags thinks she's destined to pay for the horrible, awful thing her mom did, and left her to deal with, until the day she dies.
But when a nation-wide, televised dance competition posts tryouts in nearby Portland, Mags's best friend, George, says they have to go. Not only have the spent the past fourteen years of their lives dancing side-by-side, dreaming of a day just like this, but it could be Magnolia's chance: Chance to win the grand-prize money and get them out of Summerland, chance to do the thing she loves most with everyone watching, chance to show the town that she's not—has never been—a "no good Woodson girl," like her Mother.