The Book of Your Heart Series: Ryan Graudin

When an author says a book she’s written is the Book of Her Heart, what does that mean? In this completely irregular ongoing blog series, I’ve invited guest authors to reveal what they consider the Book of Their Heart—and share why this book holds a distinct and special place apart from all others they’ve written.Continue reading “The Book of Your Heart Series: Ryan Graudin”

The Book of Your Heart Series: Amy Reed

When an author says a book she’s written is the Book of Her Heart, what does that mean? In this completely irregular ongoing blog series, I’ve invited guest authors to reveal what they consider the Book of Their Heart—and share why this book holds a distinct and special place apart from all others they’ve written.Continue reading “The Book of Your Heart Series: Amy Reed”

The Book of Your Heart Series: Andrea Hannah

When an author says a book she’s written is the Book of Her Heart, what does that mean? In this completely irregular ongoing blog series, I’ve invited guest authors to reveal what they consider the Book of Their Heart—and share why this book holds a distinct and special place apart from all others they’ve written.Continue reading “The Book of Your Heart Series: Andrea Hannah”

Writing in Retrospect and Talking in Front of People

This week I visited the Highlights Foundation in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, which is a retreat center for children’s and YA writers, to be a special guest speaker at a Whole Novel Workshop. My task was to do a lecture on something craft-related (my choice), something hopefully inspiring, and then the next day read from my upcomingContinue reading “Writing in Retrospect and Talking in Front of People”

The Book of Your Heart Series: Justina Chen

When an author says a book she’s written is the Book of Her Heart, what does that mean? In this ongoing blog series, I’ve invited guest authors to reveal what they consider the Book of Their Heart—and share why this book holds a distinct and special place apart from all others they’ve written. Here, toContinue reading “The Book of Your Heart Series: Justina Chen”

Teasing Excerpts from THE WALLS AROUND US

Tomorrow—Monday, August 4!—my new book cover will be revealed on books.tumblr.com, and in the meantime, my publisher Algonquin has been sharing little teasers from the book, to hint at some secrets and to hopefully draw you in… Here are all the teasers my wonderful publisher has shared on Tumblr (each image links to the originalContinue reading “Teasing Excerpts from THE WALLS AROUND US”

The Book of My Heart: Imaginary Girls

Thank you for reading the Book of Your Heart series this week, and special thanks to the authors who let me share their beautiful posts about their heart books. Today, on the three-year anniversary of Imaginary Girls, I wanted to tell you why I consider this book the “book of my heart” apart from allContinue reading “The Book of My Heart: Imaginary Girls”

The Book of Your Heart Series: Corey Ann Haydu

Three years ago as of this week, the novel I’d consider the “Book of My Heart” was published. Tomorrow, on Saturday, June 14, when Imaginary Girls is officially three years old, I will tell you all why it connects so deeply to me and why I’d consider it the book of my heart apart fromContinue reading “The Book of Your Heart Series: Corey Ann Haydu”

The Book of Your Heart Series: Dahlia Adler

Three years ago as of this week, the novel I’d consider the “Book of My Heart” was published. On Saturday, June 14, when Imaginary Girls is officially three years old, I will tell you all why it connects so deeply to me and why I’d consider it the book of my heart apart from allContinue reading “The Book of Your Heart Series: Dahlia Adler”

The Book of Your Heart Series: Brandy Colbert

Three years ago as of this week, the novel I’d consider the “Book of My Heart” was published. On Saturday, June 14, when Imaginary Girls is officially three years old, I will tell you all why it connects so deeply to me and why I’d consider it the book of my heart apart from allContinue reading “The Book of Your Heart Series: Brandy Colbert”