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 Turning Points: How We Define Ourselves by Rachele Alpine
I used to be painfully shy. I know I’ve spoken about this before—maybe here on the blog, maybe at events—but I used to be a really, really shy person. Horribly shy. Talking in front of groups of people, being made to speak, to answer questions, to say what I was thinking, being looked at by … Continue reading How the Shyest Person You Know Found a Way to Talk in Front of People: A Great Mystery
This week I am visiting Texas for the first time, thanks to Irving Public Library, which invited me to be a part of the Beneath the Surface teen author panel on July 11! 2pm: Author Party—for teens only! Beneath the Surface Author Party with Special Guest Authors Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m. Central Library Auditorium … Continue reading Dallas–Fort Worth: I’m Coming Your Way
Out now in Australia and New Zealand from Hardie Grant Egmont: Readers there, I hope you like the book!