2012 Was the Year…

2012 was the year I didn't technically reach my goals, for life or for writing, but I'm not worried—I can carry a few of them over to 2013. 2012 was the year I finished my second YA novel, 17 & Gone, which comes out in 2013. 2012 was the year I went away to write … Continue reading 2012 Was the Year…

In Which I Fail (Most of) My Resolutions… But End 2012 on a Good Note (Really)

Fair warning: This post will be tinged with a sheen of failure—even though I do feel kind of hopeful right now, and I'll explain why at the end. How many of us made resolutions for 2012 that we didn't keep? How many of us said we'd do things this year—write certain things, cease bad habits, … Continue reading In Which I Fail (Most of) My Resolutions… But End 2012 on a Good Note (Really)

Beyond the Buzz: Reading Recommendations from Abby the Librarian

Welcome to a new series here on distraction no. 99 called Beyond the (Latest) Buzz. I’ve asked YA & kidlit librarians and bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. And I asked them specifically because, of all readers in the know, librarians and book bloggers are some of the most passionate readers we have in this … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Reading Recommendations from Abby the Librarian

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Angie Manfredi (+Giveaway)

Welcome to a new series here on distraction no. 99 called Beyond the (Latest) Buzz. I’ve asked YA & kidlit librarians and bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. And I asked them specifically because, of all readers in the know, librarians and book bloggers are some of the most passionate readers we have in this … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Angie Manfredi (+Giveaway)

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Liz Burns

Welcome to a new series here on distraction no. 99 called Beyond the (Latest) Buzz. I’ve asked YA and kidlit librarians and book bloggers to share some books that they think deserve more attention. And I asked them specifically because I thought that, of all readers in the know, librarians and book bloggers are some of the most … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Liz Burns

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Kelly Jensen (+Giveaway)

Welcome to a new series here on distraction no. 99 called Beyond the (Latest) Buzz. I’ve asked YA and kidlit librarians and book bloggers to share some books that they think deserve more attention. And I asked them specifically because I thought that, of all readers in the know, librarians and book bloggers are some of the most … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Kelly Jensen (+Giveaway)

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Jennifer Hubert Swan

Welcome to a new series here on distraction no. 99 called Beyond the (Latest) Buzz. I’ve asked YA and kidlit librarians and book bloggers to share some books that they think deserve more attention. And I asked them specifically because I thought that, of all readers in the know, librarians and book bloggers are some of the most … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Jennifer Hubert Swan