Hudson Valley YA Society Event Sunday!

If you're in the Hudson Valley, come see me tomorrow, Sunday, April 28, at 4pm for a Hudson Valley YA Society event at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck! Here's more about the event featuring me, Lauren Morrill, Lauren Oliver, and Jess Rothenberg! RSVP via Facebook or email to the store. And if you can't make the … Continue reading Hudson Valley YA Society Event Sunday!

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Kimberly Francisco

This week I have the last posts in the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’ve asked YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Read on to see which book librarian Kimberly Francisco from STACKED wants to share...  Guest post by Kimberly Francisco When I was … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Kimberly Francisco

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: TAKEN (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with one of the April 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today's featured author is Erin Bowman—and her first novel, Taken, comes out tomorrow, April 16, from HarperTeen! Read on to see how Erin answered my Q&A... ...And scroll down to see who won a signed finished copy plus some swag! Nova: I’ll … Continue reading Anticipated YA Debut Interview: TAKEN (+Giveaway)

Turning Points: Guest Post by Victoria Scott

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 Victoria Scott, author of The Collector, sharing hers... Guest post by Victoria Scott My turning point came the day I quit my job. I’d been working in … Continue reading Turning Points: Guest Post by Victoria Scott

Your Last Chance (for Now) to Take an Online Writing Class with Me!

Writers! Are you working on a YA or middle-grade novel and want some feedback and assistance polishing it up to submit to agencies and publishers? Well, maybe I can help. I wanted to post quickly here to say that my eight-week online YA Novel Writing: Master Class with Mediabistro starts next week! I don’t want … Continue reading Your Last Chance (for Now) to Take an Online Writing Class with Me!