The Surprises, the Failures, the New Chapters in This Author Life

When I entered the YA world in 2010, with the impending publication of Imaginary Girls (before that I didn’t feel a welcome part of it because my debut was middle-grade), I looked around at all the authors and thought there was one single kind of career to aspire to, the Best Kind, and of course … Continue reading The Surprises, the Failures, the New Chapters in This Author Life

Five Years After the Leap

About five years ago, I was under deadline to complete the first draft of a contracted novel and stressing the hell out over how I would finish on time while working my full-time job as a senior production editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books. I had somehow sold my novel on proposal and agreed to a deadline … Continue reading Five Years After the Leap

When You’re Desperate for Something, Anything to Happen…

...sometimes you turn your entire blog turquoise. Sorry about that! I'm sort of into it right now, so I'll leave it be. But I lost the gorgeous header E made for me and I'm mourning it. I've had to put aside the blog post all about writers colonies until Monday—I'm just focusing on a freelance … Continue reading When You’re Desperate for Something, Anything to Happen…