For Book Clubs, Booksellers, and Libraries

Copies of Iris in the Dark and the Speed of Light on a bookstore shelf

Bookstores and Libraries

Thank you for your interest in The Speed of Light and Iris in the Dark! If you’re interested in carrying them, both books are available to order from Ingram and Brilliance Publishing!

If you’re interested in connecting for an event, please reach out to me directly via my contact page!

Book Clubs

I love talking to book clubs! If you’re interested in me visiting your book club, either in-person or via Zoom, please reach out to me via my contact page.

The Speed of Light – Book Club Questions:

General questions about the book:

  • What was your favorite part of the book?
  • Is there a scene, or a section of writing, that stuck with you the most?
  • What surprised you most about the book?
  • How does the title work in relation to the book—did you notice multiple ways in which the title applies?
  • What do you imagine takes place for the characters after the book ends? Would you want to read a sequel?
  • Who would you cast in a movie version of the book?

Questions about multiple sclerosis:

  • Did you learn something about multiple sclerosis—or living with a chronic illness—that you didn’t know before?
  • How do you think you would handle a life-changing diagnosis? How might it affect your relationships (romantic, friendship, family, etc.)?
  • What are ways you could support a loved one who is living with a chronic illness?
  • Is this the first book you read with a main character with a disability/chronic illness? If so, will you now be reading more books about disabled/chronically ill main characters?

Questions about the workplace incident:

  • Do you think Simone made the right decision when she chose to try to save Nikki rather than escape?
  • What would you have done if faced with that situation?
  • What do you think of Nikki’s question during the training exercise about stricter gun laws?

Click here for a printable version of the above list of book club questions

The Speed of Light cocktail recipe 🥂

Below is a recipe inspired by the snowy imagery and wintry theme of my book, created by the fantastic Lindsay Merbaum (visit her website, Pick Your Potions, follow her on Instagram and buy her debut).

✨The Speed of Light✨


Dry champagne

4 tsp cranberry liqueur

Strongwater walnut bitters

White sugar

Lemon slice


Pour sugar into a shallow dish. Then fit a lemon wedge to the lip of a champagne flute and slide it all the way around the rim. Dip the glass in the sugar and turn it by the stem until the rim is well coated. Next, pour the liqueur into the glass. Top with champagne and add a few drops of the walnut bitters.