I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be partnering with Creative Light Factory on a virtual NaNoWriMo Prep workshop next month. We’ll be talking about outlining when you’re more of a “pantser” kinda writer.
More details as soon as we finalize the date!
This Saturday, I’ll be visiting Towne Book Center in Collegeville, PA for a YA author panel on Small Business Saturday. Come on out and patronize the best indy bookstore in the Philly ‘burbs!
The Philadelphia Writing Workshop will be taking place two weeks from tomorrow. Have you registered yet?
Don’t miss out on all the great writing advice you’ll get from a terrific group of authors (including yours truly!), the chance to rub elbows with agents and editors, and the opportunity to have your manuscript professionally critiqued.
It’s guaranteed to be well worth your while! If you are attending, be sure and stop by the two sessions I’ll be teaching on writing for MG/YA aand outlining your manuscript using the grid method.
Hope to see you there!
Just a reminder that I’ll be sharing a creepy tale (along with my fellow women writers and book lovers) at The Very Scary Story Jam in Oaks, PA (suburban Philadelphia). The main pavilion will feature a crackling fire, refreshments, and a solid afternoon of entertainment. Hope to see you there!
I’m very pleased to 📣 announce I’ll be teaching 2 sessions and critiquing manuscripts at this year’s ✍🏻 Philadelphia Writing Workshop ✍🏻 on November 23rd. Sign up for an all-star cast of teachers and agents!
Link to this year’s schedule
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.
Really – what more could any author ask? Continue reading
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!