Bid for Me in an Auction to Support Sandy Relief

…Well, maybe not for all of me, but you can bid for some time with my brain—I’ll critique up to 100 pages of your YA or middle-grade novel. And you’ll also get copies of my books—I’ll send you signed copies of Imaginary Girls, Fade Out, and 17 & Gone (once I have copies of 17Continue reading “Bid for Me in an Auction to Support Sandy Relief”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Elana K. Arnold (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is Elana K. Arnold revealing hers on the eve of her debut YA release, Sacred… Guest post by Elana K. Arnold It was the summer ofContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Elana K. Arnold (+Giveaway)”

A Few More What Scares You? Giveaway Winners

I have a few more giveaway winners to announce! The winner of a signed finished copy of Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan is… Kristan H.! The winner of a signed copy of Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake is… Annie! The winner of a signed finished copy of The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin WassermanContinue reading “A Few More What Scares You? Giveaway Winners”

The Dark Zone

Just two nights ago I was reading by flashlight in our cold apartment, a boiled bottle of water under the wool blanket with me, caught in lower Manhattan with promises that our power would be back on “soon.” I’d felt hope in the morning when we heard on the battery-operated radio that most of ManhattanContinue reading “The Dark Zone”

Update after the Storm

Thank you to everyone who came by and read the What Scares You? series this week, during and after Hurricane Sandy. This may be a bit of a wizard-behind-the-curtain moment, but you may have noticed that the posts and tweets continued through Halloween as if nothing else was going on. That’s because I pre-scheduled theContinue reading “Update after the Storm”