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 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!
My two years in San Francisco has a special place in my writing career. After all, it’s where I wrote almost all of THE LAST TIME WE WERE US. SF is truly a magical place, and while I doubt I’ll be setting any books here in the near future (North Carolina is for the time being, my… Continue reading 20 Awesome Quotes About San Francisco
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
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 book club … in a closet? LOVE IT.
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
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!
It’s been hard to read the news lately, especially concerning women. The horrific rape and death of the student in India has left all of us wondering what we can do. I just got back from breakfast with a good friend, and we both could only really talk about how bad things are. It’s hard… Continue reading Feminism and YA