It’s freaking hard to re-title a project. For the last two or so years, the book I’ve been working on has been called Flame. It’s the title we pitched it as, the title I told my friends and family about, the title I placed on the top of the Pinterest board of imagery for when… Continue reading Titles, titles, titles.
I’ve been excitedly sitting on this news for a bit, and I am so thrilled to finally be able to share! I’ve got a book coming out! From Harper Collins! YAY!!! I started working on this book when I moved to San Francisco. The idea and most of the plot came in one of those… Continue reading Big news! A new book of mine is coming out!
Happy Friday! Today, I’m enamored by this quote by poet and novelist, Robert Graves. It reminds us that money can never be the end-goal of writing, but that that’s okay. Sometimes, I think it’s almost easier to say you’re not in it for the money before you get published, because even if it’s a… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Robert Graves Quote, Money and Writing
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!
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!)
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!
One day, I will be a fabulous, wildly successful author and not only will my publisher fly me all around the country (and world) to do a book tour, but I will have lots of publisher dollars to pour into a book trailer, but that day is not today. Today, I am a debut author… Continue reading How to Make a Book Trailer (On a Budget)
So The After Girls is out today. I could talk about how nervous I am, but I already did that to excess yesterday. So I thought I’d share a little on how I got from an idea to a book that’s out in the world and that I really hope you all love. Around three… Continue reading The After Girls is officially out! A little on how it all began
The After Girls is comes out tomorrow. When I think about how lucky I am to be able to share my work with the world… When I read a good review… When I read a bad review … When I think about book sales and exposure and all those other measures of writer “success” …… Continue reading The day before my first book release, as told through GIFs
The After Girls book club … in a closet? LOVE IT.