The New Novel and 5 Things

I don’t mean to ignore this blog. It’s only that I’ve been working on my new novel, sharpening all my thoughts into one single point of a thought, trying to gain myself some good words and some good pages until they (somehow?) form themselves into a full manuscript and I slap my name on itContinue reading “The New Novel and 5 Things”

In Which I Wish It Was 1989*, Back Before This Distracting Thing Known as the Internet

Thanks to a jolting pep talk from my other half, a motivating talk with my oh-so-wise agent, and the great sea ahead that is my unfinished novel, first draft imminently due to my amazing editor, who will surely direct me to a vast, sparkling sea of revisions… …I am wondering how to balance Writer-Me withContinue reading “In Which I Wish It Was 1989*, Back Before This Distracting Thing Known as the Internet”

Say Hi to the Winner of the First Imaginary Girls Giveaway

The giveaway to win a signed ARC of Imaginary Girls closed last night, a minute before midnight, and I just want to say thank you so much to everyone who left a comment to enter! I’m absolutely thrilled that so many people want to read the book. There were 189 official entries… and out ofContinue reading “Say Hi to the Winner of the First Imaginary Girls Giveaway”

Who’s Your Book For?

My books are pretty personal, even though they’re fiction. Imaginary Girls was inspired by, and written for, someone special to me, someone I’ve loved since she took her very first breath in the upstairs bedroom of the farmhouse she was born in and I saw her open her eyes.* Of course that person is myContinue reading “Who’s Your Book For?”

My Turning Point

Not so many years ago, I had a turning point in my writing career. An “Aha!” moment. Something made me remember it yesterday and I wanted to share it hereā€”to show how you might think you’re going one way down a certain path you’ve carved for yourself, but in fact there’s another path carved forContinue reading “My Turning Point”

Time for… an IMAGINARY GIRLS Actual Non-Imaginary Signed ARC Giveaway

Imaginary Girls, my debut YA novel, is a surreal story about two sisters and it’s about to be published this June… but if you want to read it, you may not need to wait that long. Today is the day I give away one of the beautiful ARCs (advance reading copies) to one of you!Continue reading “Time for… an IMAGINARY GIRLS Actual Non-Imaginary Signed ARC Giveaway”