Oh, you guys . . .
The three new stories I have percolating are now down to two – mostly because story 3 just doesn’t have all the elements together yet and stories 1 and 2 are more fully-formed in my head. Now I have to decide which I move forward with. Continue reading
In TRAVELER, we meet many versions of Jessa and Finn as we slide in and out of alternate realities. In this scene, Finn is newly arrived at Jessa’s school, and her Creative Writing teacher has set an assignment – make up a story about the new guy.
She puts the marker to the whiteboard and writes Finn’s Story.
“So,” she says. “Finn’s story. Begin!”
I look over at him conspiratorially, wondering just which Finn he’s going to pick to be. He gives me a sly look, and then so I can’t see what he’s doing. I shoot him a mean look in return, and I write. Continue reading
That’s right! In addition to my signing at Barnes & Noble in Plymouth Meeting, PA (suburban Philadelphia) on April 1st, I’ll also be appearing at Barnes & Noble in Wyomissing, PA on April 8th at 1pm!
Stop by and see me and drop your name in my drop box for a chance to win a goody pack that includes a $25 Amazon gift card, a signed copy of TRAVELER, and some other fun stuffage!
Now that TRAVELER is out and hopefully being read at a steady rate, I thought it might be fun to share some behind-the-scenes trivia. Some of this stuff will be familiar if you were among the early beta readers at SwoonReads.com, but at least one of these tidbits will surprise you: Continue reading
I got a whole slew of recent reviews, so rather than shout them out daily and look like I’m totally full of myself, I’ll link them all here.
Thanks so all these great bloggers for reading! And reviewing!
Adventures in Writing’s Review of TRAVELER
Betwixt These Pages’ Review of TRAVELER
The Lit Buzz’s Review of TRAVELER
And an excerpt featuring the real star of the book: Glitter Mousse!!
Loves Great Reads Features An Excerpt From TRAVELER
I had the pleasure of being interviewed over at Adventures in YA Publishing! Tune in to hear me talk about book inspiration, the publishing process, my ‘other’ self, and what’s coming next!
Catch the whole interview here.
Just a reminder that tonight is my author event at Towne Book Center in Collegeville, PA at 7pm. If you’re in the Philly area and feel like checking out their new wine bar (and seeing me signing books with my awesome custom-made pen), be sure and drop in!
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the charming Beth Ashley, who’s a podcaster, publisher, and writer in her own right in the U.K. for her podcast on “Beth’s Bookshelf.”
We had a fun and in-depth discussion on the things that make a writer, the issues of diversity and disability in literature, and all the things that make TRAVELER a really adventurous read (that brings in all the feels).
Check out the podcast here.
And thank you, Beth Ashley – let’s do this again sometime!
I’m guest posting on Swoon Reads today since this is my pub week. Learn a little about my journey (and my book’s journey) in
Oh How Far We’ve Come, My Book And Me
And get a glimpse of my newest aesthetic – featuring tidbits from the book!
Today is finally, finally here. All the work, the sweat, the frustration, the joy, the tears, the wadded up papers and post-it notes, the dead laptops, the edit letters, the beta readers, the sleepless nights . . . all have reached a culmination, and now my baby is out there navigating the world. I am a published YA author.
I cannot begin to tell you how good it feels. How thrilling. And how. . . terrifying. There will be good reviews. There will be bad reviews. They happen, and I know that one person’s lousy read is someone elses’s favorite book in the world. Continue reading