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The Last Time We Were Us is Out Today!

Big news! The Last Time We Were Us is officially out today! Hop on over to Barnes and Noble, your favorite local book store, Amazon.com or IndieBound.org to grab your copy. Or join me tonight at Books of Wonder to celebrate! Thanks, everyone, for all your support! Happy reading! Leah  

New York · Writing

Office Space: A Peek Into Where I Write

Living in New York City for most of my adult life, I always dreamed of having a home office. Well, first, I dreamed of trading the fluorescent lights of a corporate America for my couch, but once I’d done that for awhile, I wanted the real-deal. The much sought-after dedicated writing space. This year, I… Continue reading Office Space: A Peek Into Where I Write

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Inspired by Coney Island

Happy holiday weekend, everyone! So yesterday, in honor of the Fourth of July, I had the great pleasure of hitting up Coney Island with my fiance and a good friend. It felt like the right kind of thing to do on Independence Day. I’ve been to Coney Island a couple of times before, but there… Continue reading Inspired by Coney Island

Musings · New York · San Francisco · Writing

Snowy reflections: Welcome back to winter

Nothing says “welcome back” like the chance of 3 feet of snow in New York City. Most of you already know, but my time in California has ended, and I am back in the great city of New York, Brooklyn to be precise. When I told everyone in California I was moving back to New… Continue reading Snowy reflections: Welcome back to winter

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Friday Writing Inspiration: Allen Ginsberg, Writing in SF and the Joy of Reading

allen-ginsberg-writing-quoteWhere oh where do I begin? Well, I’ll start with this Allen Ginsberg quote. How great is that? I definitely enjoy following my “inner moonlight,” haters be damned! But anyway, think about that, and then let me update you on yesterday’s happenings …

Events · New York · Publishing · The After Girls

New York Trip Part Three: My First Book Party. My first Reading. With VIDEO!

Well I meant to post this ages ago, but I guess life got in the way. I’ve already blogged about all the fun I had in New York at Book Expo America and my first author school visit, but the most fun had to be the book party! I have to admit I was very… Continue reading New York Trip Part Three: My First Book Party. My first Reading. With VIDEO!

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New York Trip Part Two: Book Expo America (with lots of pics!)

Since my return from New York, I have of course been way behind on everything, but I am belatedly getting to one of my favorite events there–Book Expo America (BEA). Let’s be clear–I have never been to a book event of this magnitude before. It’s thousands of square feet at Javits of … BOOKS. Yes,… Continue reading New York Trip Part Two: Book Expo America (with lots of pics!)

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New York Trip Part One: My First School Visit!

Oh man, oh man. It has been exactly a week since I returned from New York, and I feel like I’m still recovering! All in all, it was an AMAZING trip, and I seriously don’t even know where to begin. So I’ll start with my first school visit (and first book event) ever … my… Continue reading New York Trip Part One: My First School Visit!

Events · New York · The After Girls

This Week’s Events in New York City!

As you can see from the photo above, I’m back in the big apple. Above is a view from my friends’ lovely balcony in Brooklyn, overlooking the new World Trade Center. My feelings toward the five boroughs and all their amazingness can hardly be expressed now. I’m deep in a mix of excitement to be… Continue reading This Week’s Events in New York City!

New York · Publishing · The After Girls

Friday Happiness: Friendship and Reviews

I think there’s a special bond between writer friends. You share your work with each other (often at its rawest), you trust another person not to judge your shitty first draft, and at the same time you trust them to be honest. You trust that you can trade feedback and not let it get in… Continue reading Friday Happiness: Friendship and Reviews