Life at the Speed of Us is

a Colorado Book Award Finalist!

Life at the Speed of Us
CBA 2017 Reading at BookBar

Teen Means What? Reflections on the Panels

Each panel was interesting and meaningful. Sometimes they were tear-filled. Sometimes they were hilarious. Often, they were charged with feeling. None of this translated well on the videos I made. Yet I learned a great deal. Here’s a summary:

Teens around the nation feel intense pressure to perform academically, in sports, and/or socially.
Teens of all ilks seem smarter and more savvy […]


By popular demand, here are scenes that inspired the settings for Life at the Speed of Us. Most of them are from Vail Mountain, and I love when people tell me that they picture moments from the novel as they are skiing or boarding around. Enjoy! Scenes from LIFE AT THE SPEED OF US

Teen Means What? in Kalamazoo, MI

Teen Means What? in Kalamazoo, Michigan was awesome! Hosted by Bookbug, students from Western Michigan University, members of the community, and writer Bonnie Jo Campbell were present. The discussion was lively and delved deeply into the benefits and barriers of labeling books.

Teen Means What? in Littleton, CO

The Teen Means What? panel at the Tattered Cover Aspen Grove featured students from Heritage, Littleton, and Arapahoe High Schools. It was funny, sad, revealing, and insightful!