My son and I had a wonderful Wednesday courtesy of Waterbury Arts Magnet School in Waterbury, CT. They chose TRAVELER and DREAMER as their spring book club reads and invited me to be their guest of honor for a dinner and book discussion.
(Special thanks to Sydney for posing with me!)
They were awesome! Such a great group with so much insight and so many clever comments. And they were especially welcoming to my son, who happens to be the real-life inspiration for the character of Danny. Author life can be a real joy some days, and this was one of them. I also walked out with a swag bag full of terrific stuff! Total win!
So. It’s finally over. Finito. Done.
Game of Thrones ended last night and depending on which of my friends you follow on social media, it either ended with a bang or a fizzle.
I’m sort-of between the two camps. Parts of the finale were tremendously satisfying – I won’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t watched yet by going into detail – but the new ruler of Westeros was a complete surprise and a good one.
And yes, we lost some fabulous characters, but those that remained will no doubt remake the world. There were also characters in that mix that will cause a good bit of friction, so my mind – like any good readers mind – plays those scenarios into the future.
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Just a reminder that I’ll be rocking the NoVaTeen Book Festival tomorrow, along with my fellow Swoon Squad members, Katy Upperman and Olivia Hinebaugh! Don’t miss your chance to meet and speak with a fabulous list of your favorite YA Authors – and all for free!
It’s official! I’ll be at NoVa TEEN Book Festival on March 30th! If you’re in the Northern Virginia/ DC area, come on out! They’ve got a fabulous lineup of authors, including my fellow Swoon Squad members, Katy Upperman (KISSING MAX HOLDEN, THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US, HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN) and Olivia Hinebaugh (THE BIRDS, THE BEES, AND YOU AND ME).
The event is free and full of terrific workshops, as well as overflowing with books and amazing authors! I’d love to see you there!
This is the list I put together for myself, and I’m happy to share with you. I’ll come back and add as I find new hashtags, I promise.
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#DVPit (for diverse books) Upcoming Dates: 4/23: Children’s/YA 4/24: Adult readers runs again in Oct. Update here.
#PitDark (horror/mysteries) May & Oct – no official dates yet. Update here. Continue reading
Congratulations to @thechronicfangirl – winner of the TRAVELER 🎂 Book Birthday 🎂 Giveaway! This includes:
💟 Signed copies of both TRAVELER and DREAMER
💟 One Glitter Mousse candle, courtesy of Nox to Lumos Candle Co.
💟 Dream Guide
💟 Book lover bookmarks