Congratulations To The TRAVELER Book Birthday Winner!


And the winner is . . .



(aka Twitter user @edwardanddamon )

Message me via Twitter so I can get your addy and you can enjoy your swag!


Thank you to everyone who entered!


Last Day Of The TRAVELER Book Birthday Giveaway!


There’s still time to enter my TRAVELER book birthday giveaway! Just shout out the book on Twitter or Instagram with a pic of the cover (or a repost of the B-day giveaway announcement) and tag it with #travelerbookbday so I can find you! Winner gets a signed copy plus a pack of writer swag!

Lots Of Great Stuff Going On – Check Out The Sales!

February is your lucky month! So many ways to score some great reads! Here’s your definitive list:


eBooks! For the month of February, Swoon Reads has several titles discounted in eBook form (all eBook forms!) – and TRAVELER is one of them! Snap up a copy for only $2.99!


Barnes & Noble has select YA titles at 3 for $30 through March 2nd – and TRAVELER is on that list (along with a lot of other fantastic books)!


And don’t forget about the TRAVELER book birthday giveaway that’s going on right now! Win a signed copy and some great writer swag!


WAIT – I’m not done yet! BIG announcement coming on Friday regarding DREAMER and how you can get your hot little hands on a copy months before it hits the shelves.

Stay tuned!


It’s A Book Birthday #Giveaway


Can you believe it? One week from today on February 12th, we mark one year since TRAVELER hit bookstore shelves and I became a traditionally published author. Wow, what a year it’s been since! I’ve had a book launch party, been to numerous book signings, mentored young author groups, been interviewed for blogs and podcasts, and somehow found time to write the sequel (DREAMER hits the shelves on April 10th).

I’ve learned so much in this year, from my editor, from my readers, and from the little voices inside that keep me up at night, thinking up plot twists and flooding my head with snippets of dialogue. Being a writer – a real, bona-fide, “my book is in bookstores” writer was a dream come true and a massive life journey. I’m so glad I’m continuing it and I’m hard at work on what’s coming next

In order to celebrate one year of fully-endorsed mainstream writer-hood, I’m giving away this awesome package:


  • One signed copy of TRAVELER
  • Two journals made just for writers, with special writing prompts
  • One beautiful floral-design pen
  • One set of inspirational book page flags

How do you enter?

Shout out TRAVELER with a post and a pic on Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram (any pic of the cover or a RT/Repost of this giveaway) and hashtag it with #travelerbookbday so I can find you.

Winner will be chosen at random on Monday, February 12th.

Thanks so much for making my first year with TRAVELER such a good one. Here’s to many more years full of many more stories!

Kiss The Book Reviews TRAVELER


Big thanks to Samantha at Kiss The Book for her very complimentary review of TRAVELER!

Kiss the Book is a book review site to help school librarians at any K-12 level find books for their classes and libraries. Their reviews are written by school library professionals and vetted student reviewers, so this is a very treasured thumbs-up.

Here’s an excerpt:

Teens will be instantly drawn into this irresistible read. What girl could resist your dream-guy come to life? Especially in pirate form? The other realities Jessa visits are thought-provoking possibilities about the choices we make and how it changes our lives. The plot is intricate and the pacing is fast. Recommend to both contemporary and fantasy readers.

They also rate the book for age-appropriateness, and it turns out my book has 34 swears.  I guess “crap” counts as a swear word. Who knew? I promise, nothing stronger than hell or damn, if that’s a concern.

Read the entire review (and check out Kiss The Book’s other recommendations) HERE.