The Romantics

The Romantics, my love letter to Chapel Hill, North Carolina

So if you’ve read my books, you know that I have a thing for North Carolina. It’s where I went to high school and college, and though I haven’t lived there in some time, I still treasure the years I spent there. I’ve set two books in NC now, but both have been in fictional… Continue reading The Romantics, my love letter to Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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!

The After Girls

The After Girls Selected as a Kindle Daily Deal!! Just $1.99 All Day Tomorrow!

Happy Sunday! On this lovely weekend afternoon, I have a little good news to share about THE AFTER GIRLS! It’s been selected as a Kindle Daily Deal for the YA category tomorrow (August 19). That means it will be just $1.99 for Kindle ALL DAY. To get yours, head to the Kindle Daily Deal page… Continue reading The After Girls Selected as a Kindle Daily Deal!! Just $1.99 All Day Tomorrow!

The After Girls · Writing

New Interviews: On Writing Inspiration, Struggles and my Current Creepy Reading Preferences

Happy Monday! I enjoyed an amazing weekend of awesome San Francisco activities and productive writing (finished exactly 1/3 of the news project …).  I also had the pleasure of doing two interviews with some awesome bloggers, and I wanted to share here. Below is my interview for What is This Book About. I spoke with… Continue reading New Interviews: On Writing Inspiration, Struggles and my Current Creepy Reading Preferences

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 · Writing

My advice for up-and-coming writers in Sadie magazine

Happy Saturday! I’m excited to share a little piece I did for Sadie magazine, a very cool online pub for young women. Sadie asked me to share tips and tricks for breaking into writing/publishing, culled from my experiences getting my first book published. Here are a few: 1. Stop stressing about how to get published… Continue reading My advice for up-and-coming writers in Sadie magazine

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

Reading

Awesome Girl in Fiction: Arya Stark

I’ve posted before on feminism role models in YA literature, and while the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) isn’t exactly YA, given the age of Arya at the beginning of the series (9), I think she’s worth a look. Early on in the series, Arya is show… Continue reading Awesome Girl in Fiction: Arya Stark

Publishing · The After Girls

Author copies of The After Girls are here!

They’re here! Delivered in two big boxes! With my name all over! It’s definitely all very surreal. And when I open one up, it looks and feels like a real book. And it is. I don’t really have much to say except for, wahoo! Oh, and I have a lot. So expect a giveaway in… Continue reading Author copies of The After Girls are here!