Ever have a bucket list item become a reality? Ever have two of your wildest dreams come true simultaneously? That was me in 2018. I had always, always dreamed of becoming a published author, and in 2017, I marked that off the bucket list when Macmillan published my YA Fantasy, TRAVELER. I longed to be on a high-level author panel, and was hopeful an invitation would open up somewhere. TRAVELER’s sequel, DREAMER, had just come out when a fellow author approached with an offer I had to pinch myself as… Read more Three Years Ago Today I Was A Panelist at Comic-Con →
Tropes: you love some – you hate some. And the truth is, tropes appear and reappear in stories for a reason. From the classic Cinderella story to the innocent maid winning the true-loving heart of the bad boy, a trope that is beautifully fleshed out, creatively spun, or turned on its head can rocket a story to greatness. Likewise, a badly written or tiredly overused trope can result in a book being thrown into the dreaded DNF (Did Not Finish) pile, and a trope that personally grinds your gears can… Read more Let’s Talk About Tropes We Hate →
I used to be one of those people who would never, I mean absolutely never listen to an audiobook. I knew I’d never have the same level of enjoyment. I loved visualizing as the words came off the page (or my Kindle) and filled my head. I couldn’t imagine hearing it. That wasn’t reading! It would surely lose much in the process. And then . . . I experienced a devastating brain injury that put me in the hospital for a month, and on short-term disability for nearly half a… Read more Print vs. Audio – Where Do You Stand? →
I am, and will forever mostly be a fantasy/sci-fi YA and romance writer. So when BLUE first crept into my brain, my first thought was, “Yeah, that would make a… Read more It’s Cover Reveal Day For BLUE! →
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,… Read more I’m Going To NoVa TEEN! →
Many thanks to @a_squirrel_reads for this lovely pic!
That’s right! Swoon has inked a deal that gives A&E exclusive access to their publishing catalog, and that, of course, includes TRAVELER and DREAMER! Nothing official yet – it’s still early… Read more Big, Big, (I MEAN REALLY BIG) News! →
What if you could inhabit a new version of yourself just by stepping through a mirror into an alternate reality? This is Jessa’s gift, but it’s not so thrilling when she learns she’s being murdered . . . everywhere.