Yvette Clark is a Brit by birth and a New Yorker by design. An avid reader, writer, and trampoliner, Yvette lives in Manhattan with her husband, two children, and a blue cat named Beau. GLITTER GETS EVERYWHERE (Harper Collins, 2021) is her debut novel. Her second, THE HOUSE SWAP, is forthcoming in 2023. Yvette is represented by Elizabeth Bewley at Sterling Lord Literistic.
Glitter Gets Everywhere
Ten-year-old Kitty Wentworth’s mother died on an inappropriately sunny Tuesday. So much has changed in Kitty’s life over the last few months, she needs the world to stop spinning around her. She needs things to return to normal—or as normal as they’ll ever be.Normal definitely does not include her family moving from their home in London all the way to New York City. Moving means leaving behind her friends and neighbors, her grandmother, and all the places and people that help Kitty keep her mother’s memory alive.New York City is bright and bustling and completely different from everything Kitty has known. As she adjusts to her new school, explores her new city, and befriends a blue-haired boy, Kitty wonders if her memories of her mother don’t need to stay in one place—if there’s a way for them to be with Kitty every day, everywhere.With her wry, poignant wit, Kitty tells a universal story about the grief of losing a beloved family member, the fears of starting over, and the challenges of how to remake a family.
The House Swap
The Parent Trap meets The Holiday in this heartwarming and funny story of two girls, one American and one British, who become friends and confidantes when their families swap houses, from the acclaimed author of Glitter Gets Everywhere.
Allie is British and dreams of being a spy. Sage is an only child from sunny California. They meet when their families swap houses for the summer.
Though they're polar opposites, Allie and Sage quickly realize that they're both dealing with family issues--Sage's parents may be on the brink of divorce, and Allie's struggling to feel heard in her big family. It may take a trip around the world for them to find their place at home.
This sweet and emotional story is told in alternating chapters from each girl's point of view, offering two unique perspectives on family and belonging.