Giveaways · Misc. · The Last Time We Were Us

Coming Tomorrow: The YA Spring 2016 Scavenger Hunt!

Y’all, I’m so thrilled this year to be participating in Colleen Houck’s amazing YA Scavenger Hunt TOMORROW. There are nine teams this year, tons of exclusive author content, and the best part–a chance to win a copy of every participating author’s book! WOOHOO! I’m on the ORANGE team among the awesome authors above–thrilled to be in… Continue reading Coming Tomorrow: The YA Spring 2016 Scavenger Hunt!

Misc. · The After Girls

Review # 50 on Amazon!

As promised, I’m giving a shout-out to the lovely 50th reviewer on Amazon (who had a lot of nice things to say!). Here’s the review, from NextDoorGirl on Amazon: The After Girls is a great book that asks an important question: How much do we know our friends? Syd, Astrid and Ella have been best… Continue reading Review # 50 on Amazon!

Misc. · Quotes · Reading · Writing

Friday Writing Inspiration: Anthony Trollope Writing Quote

One of my favorite authors, and now, one of my favorite quotes. I’m not sure why Anthony Trollope never gets taught in school. He’s a British serial novelist who is, in my opinion, absolutely brilliant. His stories are so captivating and enjoyable, yet still very well-written, like a high-class old-time soap opera. But of course,… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Anthony Trollope Writing Quote

Misc. · Quotes

Friday Writing Inspiration: Jack London Writing Quote

That’s definitely me this weekend, hiking around the frightening wilderness of my mind, club in hand and desperately trying to turn my novel idea into a full novel (coming up on the 1/3 done point!). Now that I’ve dramatically discussed my writing process, hope you can glean some inspiration from this awesome quote! Happy Friday… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Jack London Writing Quote

Misc. · San Francisco

Friday Writing Inspiration: Nature and All Its Wonders

I’m a day late for my usual “Friday Writing Inspiration” post, but in lieu of posting a writing quote that gets me (and hopefully you) inspired, on this lovely holiday weekend, since I’m in glorious Mt. Shasta, where one of my good friends from New York, Blaire, grew up, I thought it a bit more… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Nature and All Its Wonders

Misc. · The After Girls

Happy Monday! It’s the perfect time to share a new interview!

Hi friends and readers. It’s Monday, and I’m up early to get in some writing on my new novel before work, so while I think about actually getting up to make the coffee and get going, I thought I’d share an interview I did with Dayla of Confessions of a Book Addict on Friday, as… Continue reading Happy Monday! It’s the perfect time to share a new interview!

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Why it’s cool to support art

At a get-together last night, the topic of intellectual property came up, and, in a digital age where everything can be transmitted and downloaded and bit-torrented, what should be paid for and what should not. I’ve had this conversation lots of times and regular downloaders usually bring up a couple of points—Point One, that either… Continue reading Why it’s cool to support art

Misc. · Reading

Little Free Library Love

A little something to make a book-lover’s Monday. I just found out about Little Free Library, an organization that aims to build tiny libraries all around the country–and the world. Not only are the little libraries adorable (they look like oversized birdhouses), but they act as a community book exchange, providing free books to anyone… Continue reading Little Free Library Love