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Hello and welcome!

I write the books I needed when I was a kid. 

BOTH CAN BE TRUE is a middle-grade novel about gender fluidity, big emotions, and saving the dog. Buy it at: BookShop.org | Amazon | Barnes & Noble 

FIGHT + FLIGHT is a middle-grade novel about disability, anxiety, and sticking it to the man. Preorder it at: BookShop.org | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

BOTH CAN BE TRUE:

An American Library Association Rainbow Booklist

Top 10 Title for Young Readers

A Bank Street Children's

Best Book of the Year

"A must-buy for middle schools and high schools, this story is an inspiring celebration of living authentically."

School Library Journal (starred review)

"A celebration of allyship and fluidity

that’s a joy to read."

Publisher's Weekly

"An optimistic journey of self-acceptance."

Kirkus

FIGHT + FLIGHT:

"The girls’ distinct alternating voices vividly immerse readers in their turbulent emotions. Honest and timely; ultimately hopeful."

Kirkus

 

"This affecting story empathetically explores challenges of living with chronic pain and anxiety, offering hope and moments

of hard-won joy."

Publishers Weekly

"Machias weaves identities

with nuance and complexity." 

—Booklist

FIGHT + FLIGHT

cover art: Sherry Li

BOTH CAN BE TRUE cover art: Teo DuVall

at Little Corvus Art