Final Day Of The DREAMER #Giveaway – And Don’t Forget My Author Event!


Just a remind that today is the final day for the Goodreads giveaway for 15 ARC’s of DREAMER – over a month before it hits the shelves!

And if you’re in the Philly area, don’t pass up your chance to see MacMillan/Swoon Reads authors Karole Cozzo , Katy Upperman, Sandy Hall, Devon Taylor and yours truly as we talk writing, read from our novels and sign some books. We’d love to have you join us at Main Point Books in Wayne, PA this Sunday at 4pm!


Happy Book Deal Anniversary To Me!


Two years ago today, at 4:30 in the afternoon, my life completely changed. I was a single mom with two kids, barely any money in my bank account, and a dream in book form. The phone rang, Swoon Reads offered me a two book deal, and I became a genuine, bona-fide mainstream YA author.

It still feels surreal, even now that the first book has been out for five months, and book two hits the shelves in the spring. Even now that I’m working on a third book unrelated to the first series.¬† Continue reading

Even George R. R. Martin Can Fail (And Keep Going)


You would be hard-pressed right now to find an author with a more eagerly -awaited next installment than George R. R. Martin with Winds of Winter.

This follow-up to the hugely successful Song of Ice and Fire (a continuance of the series upon which Game of Thrones is based) was anticipated by year-end, and now the TV series is about to catch up to the book series.

It would be completely unprecedented to have the TV show “spoiling” the books, but since the plot has to advance and the book won’t be out before it does, it’s likely to happen on some level.

He missed his deadline. Twice. And because he felt that the product he was rushing to produce wasn’t good enough to go to print.

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