Big, Big News From Swoon Reads!


You’re reading that right! Swoon Reads is expanding!! The go-to place for all things romantically YA is now the go-to place for ALL YA!!

Swoon is now accepting submissions in any category of the YA genre! Tell your friends! So pull that fabulous idea from your brain, smack it down on some paper, slap a gorgeous cover on it and submit!

And for all of you NaNoWriMo people who are gearing up for November – you should know that Traveler started out as a NaNoWriMo piece. And look at me now! My book will be on bookstore shelves in February – all because I held my breath and clicked on “submit.”

You can do this! You should do this!!

Here’s the deets!

A Year Ago Today I Entered The Swoon Reads YA Contest


It’s been a year since I uploaded my manuscript, took a breath, and pressed “submit.” Facebook was kind enough to remind me of the anniversary this morning, and I still feel like pinching myself.

A year ago, I took a big gamble. No guts, no glory, I told myself. And six months later, I had a contract in my hand.

Today I’m in final edits on a book that’s a slightly different (but far better) version of the original, and I’m raring to go on the next one after it. Continue reading