Happy Monday! I’ve got some exciting news for the holiday season and couldn’t wait to share! While I was messing around on Amazon and procrastinating finishing my current draft, I discovered that THE AFTER GIRLS is featured in Amazon’s Teen Gift Guide! It’s at the top under “Totally Teen Gifts” and just a few clicks… Continue reading THE AFTER GIRLS featured in Amazon’s Teen Gift Guide!
I’m going to stop soon, I promise, but I just can’t explain how thrilled I am to see The After Girls gain a little traction today! You guys are seriously making me so happy. No, but really, you are. And I really really really wouldn’t have any of this without my amazing friends and family… Continue reading We made it! The After Girls is a Top 100 Book on Amazon Right Now!
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!
And they liked it! “This is a sensitive look at the wake of a friend’s suicide, infused with genuine emotion, hope, and just enough well-placed romance.”—Booklist See the full review here. Yay!
I’m giving away 25 copies of The After Girls on Goodreads! Only 2 days left to enter–throw your name in the hat at Goodreads. Happy Monday! Leah
Yesterday, I did a post on Nova Ren Suma’s blog, Distraction 99. Nova is an inspiring YA author who I met several years ago in New York, and I was excited to have a chance to guest post for her. As part of her regular series, she asked me to talk about my “turning point”… Continue reading How my writing process completely changed, a new piece for Distraction 99
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
One thing I gotta hand to technology. The revival of the movies of my youth. Yes, it’s just so they can make a buck by releasing them in 3-D and yes, sometimes 3-D just gives me a headache, but still. Last year, my former roommates and I sung aloud to Beauty and the Beast in… Continue reading How cool it is to see a movie from your childhood in the theater
It’s no longer April Fools Day so it’s worth mentioning that this is the month my first book, The After Girls, officially comes out! Yay! I’m still a weird mix of nerves and excitement, but this is how I generally feel about it.
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of seeing Nick Offerman, the actor who plays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, do stand-up, though it really shouldn’t be called stand-up–more a long speech about life peppered with musical numbers and general hilarity. From what I gathered his personality doesn’t deter much from his meat-loving, government-hating, woodworking… Continue reading Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson) on life