Lulu is in her final year of high school in a small town of Virginia. Her best friend, Roni, dreams of nothing more than marrying her high school sweetheart, but Lulu is desperate to leave. When her father loses her college tuition money (and her ticket out), Lulu doesn't know what else to do except start making and selling moonshine--the lucrative, illegal alcohol drunk by most everyone in her small part of the country. Realizing they're out of their depth, Lulu and her friends turn to Mason: a local boy who's a recovering alcoholic, and always seemed like a dead end. But as Lulu and Mason spend more time together, she starts to see him in a whole new light--though loving him may mean giving up her dreams of leaving. It's What We Make is Lulu's letter to Mason--though we don't know if she's writing an apology, a good-bye, or a love letter until the very end.
Sarah Tomp lives in San Diego, California with her husband and three children. She has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. My Best Everything is her debut novel.