Life’s Choices

Here is a photograph from my high school graduation, the day I realized I could get out of the mountains and go anywhere I wanted. (That's me in black on the left, clearly I'm ecstatic; my beautiful best friend in high school, Esme, is in the white dress on the right.): I left the Catskill … Continue reading Life’s Choices

The Novel Got Me

Oh, man. In just the past week or so I've missed so much. I missed the Teen Author Festival including tons of amazing events and readings! I missed your beautiful blog posts! I missed elephants (well, I will tonight)! I'm sure I missed a lot of other stuff I don't even know about because I … Continue reading The Novel Got Me

In Which I Distract Myself by (1) Telling You About an Interview and Giveaway, (2) Revealing My Surprising Affection for Jay-Z, and (3) Assuring You I’m Keeping My Clothes on Today

1) Would you like to win a copy of DANI NOIR, the tween novel I wrote about liars, cheaters, and Rita Hayworth? Check out the interview of me in Joëlle Anthony's "Wild Card Wednesday" series, where I talk about such things as Go Ask Alice, Paris (France, not Hilton), and the coolest thing to happen … Continue reading In Which I Distract Myself by (1) Telling You About an Interview and Giveaway, (2) Revealing My Surprising Affection for Jay-Z, and (3) Assuring You I’m Keeping My Clothes on Today

Home?

I was talking to a coworker the other day and the town of Woodstock, NY, came up and I said, "You know that's where I'm from, right?" But that's a funny thing for me to say. Because, really, Woodstock is just the last place I lived with my family before I went off to college … Continue reading Home?