The Very First Djerassi YA Novel Workshop and Retreat
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The Very First Djerassi YA Novel Workshop and Retreat

Earlier this month, you could find me high up in the Santa Cruz mountains of Northern California, not so far from San Francisco, at a beautiful artists’ sanctuary called the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. I was gifted a writing residency there once before, in 2012, but my visit this month was to share my love … Continue reading

Turning Points: Choose Your Own Adventure by Jon Skovron
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Turning Points: Choose Your Own Adventure by Jon Skovron

This guest post is part of the Turning Points series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Now, to celebrate the release of his new YA novel, Man Made Boy, out in stores on October 3, here is Jon Skovron sharing his… Guest post by … Continue reading

Author Interview & Book Giveaway: INHERITANCE by Malinda Lo
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Author Interview & Book Giveaway: INHERITANCE by Malinda Lo

Just last week, while I was away, the sequel to Malinda Lo‘s heart-pounding, gripping, sexy Adaptation series, Inheritance, entered the world—and now that I’m home I have an interview with Malinda to celebrate its release! I’ve asked Malinda to answer some of my favorite author interview questions, and here’s what she said… Scroll down to … Continue reading

Author Interview & Book Giveaway: COUNTING BY 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Author Interview & Book Giveaway: COUNTING BY 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

I’m excited to tell you that I have Holly Goldberg Sloan here today, answering some questions about her new middle-grade novel, Counting by 7s, and more! I’m a huge fan of Holly’s debut, I’ll Be There, a heart-pounding, emotional, gorgeous novel that still makes me choke up when I think about it. Now Holly has turned her talents to a younger … Continue reading

Turning Points: Guest Post by Beth Fred
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Turning Points: Guest Post by Beth Fred

This guest post is part of the Turning Points series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Now, to celebrate the release of her novel, here is Beth Fred, author of the YA novel A Missing Peace, sharing hers… and this is another extra-special Turning Point to … Continue reading

Turning Points: How We Define Ourselves by Rachele Alpine
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Turning Points: How We Define Ourselves by Rachele Alpine

This guest post is part of the Turning Points series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Now, to celebrate her release week, here is Rachele Alpine, debut author of the YA novel Canary, sharing hers… and this is an extra-special Turning Point to share, because Rachele … Continue reading