Publishing · The Last Time We Were Us

Titles, titles, titles.

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.

Publishing · The Last Time We Were Us

Big news! A new book of mine is coming out!

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!

Publishing · Quotes

Friday Writing Inspiration: Robert Graves Quote, Money and Writing

  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

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!

Events · New York · Publishing · The After Girls

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!)

Events · New York · Publishing · The After Girls

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!

Publishing · The After Girls

How to Make a Book Trailer (On a Budget)

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)

Publishing · The After Girls · Writing

The After Girls is officially out! A little on how it all began

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

Publishing · The After Girls

The day before my first book release, as told through GIFs

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