When psychic powers and secrets collide, no one is safe.
Advance Praise for Shortcuts
Parker Mills has it all. She's the two-time winner of the Miss Divine Pecan Pageant, head of the 8th grade dance committee, and a secret psychic empath. Since she absorbs strong emotions from those around her, Parker has committed herself to finding shortcuts to happiness. Whether acting as a tutor, coach, or matchmaker, Parker knows that when others are happy, she's happy. Granted, all that fixing other people's drama means her own crush has no idea how she feels, but it's still a win-win so long as her psychic method remains a mystery.
At least, that's how it always worked until Mia came to town. With her mysterious past and dark cloud of depression, Mia's moods threaten to rain on Parker’s happiness parade. After Parker's usual shortcuts fail-- even after bringing gorgeous Josh on the scene--she's forced to kick things up a notch, or two. But when Parker's psychic power goes haywire, dangerous secrets unravel... starting with her own.
Shortcuts is scheduled for release April 9, 2019 with CBAY Books.
"A diverse cast of relatable characters teach us that kindness, acceptance, teamwork, self-reflection, and self-forgiveness can alter the future in unexpected ways." --Jennifer Moore, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Sciences, Texas Woman's University
"The power of SHORTCUTS is the characters. Every middle grade student will find a character they can relate to in this book." -- Dr. Jennifer Heine, elementary school librarian, Judson ISD
"Bearce's beautiful descriptive writing is a buffet of emotions complete with taste and smell! The characters are entirely relatable and intriguing as they learn to wield gifts that, if discovered, could destroy their lives." -- Stacy Webb, Librarian, John Glenn Middle School