Tiffany Trent: Haunted at 17

My new novel, 17 & Gone, comes out this week on March 21, and to mark the release of this story about a 17-year-old girl haunted by the missing, I’ve asked some authors I know to join me in answering this question… What haunted YOU at 17? Here’s Tiffany Trent revealing what obsessed and haunted her whenContinue reading “Tiffany Trent: Haunted at 17”

Gayle Forman: Haunted at 17

My new novel, 17 & Gone, comes out this week on March 21, and to mark the release of this story about a 17-year-old girl haunted by the missing, I’ve asked some authors I know to join me in answering this question… What haunted YOU at 17? Here’s Gayle Forman revealing the ghost she was chasing whenContinue reading “Gayle Forman: Haunted at 17”

Libba Bray: Haunted at 17

My new novel, 17 & Gone, comes out this week on March 21, and to mark the release of this story about a 17-year-old girl haunted by the missing, I’ve asked some authors I know to join me in answering this question… What haunted YOU at 17? Here’s Libba Bray revealing her disturbing fears when sheContinue reading “Libba Bray: Haunted at 17”

This Is the Week Your Book Comes Out: A Haunting Blog Series, a Giveaway, a Frenzied Whisper in Your (My) Head

It’s bright and early on a Monday morning and I can hear this low little whisper in the back cobwebbed corner of my brain. Psst, it goes, trying to get my undistracted attention. This is the week your book comes out. The voice isn’t taunting me as some voices do: This is the week myContinue reading “This Is the Week Your Book Comes Out: A Haunting Blog Series, a Giveaway, a Frenzied Whisper in Your (My) Head”

In Which I Part with My Very Last ARC of 17 & GONE for Real, I Mean It, I Can’t Keep It Forever (Can I?)

Earlier this month I held a giveaway for my very last ARC of 17 & Gone, and then I had trouble parting with it and couldn’t choose a winner from all the great entries that came in via the private entry form and also in the comments. Really, it was so hard to choose! IContinue reading “In Which I Part with My Very Last ARC of 17 & GONE for Real, I Mean It, I Can’t Keep It Forever (Can I?)”

In Which I Give Away My Last ARC to Someone Who Really Wants It

Happy 2013, everyone! If you’re impatient and don’t want to read through this post, this, my friends, is a giveaway. If you want to win a signed and personalized ARC of my March 2013 book 17 & Gone plus a bunch of bookmarks, just leave a comment on this post telling me why you want theContinue reading “In Which I Give Away My Last ARC to Someone Who Really Wants It”

A New Blurb to Share for 17 & GONE

It’s a thrilling, humbling, exciting moment when an author you admire speaks out and vouches for you with a beautiful blurb. I am so excited to share this blurb for 17 & Gone from Kiersten White, who read the book and liked it so much that she actually reached out and offered (and I shriekedContinue reading “A New Blurb to Share for 17 & GONE”

One of Those This-Is-My-Life?? Moments

This morning I went to my usual cafe, stepped in, saw the blank bagel board, then stomped off in a rage* because there were no bagels left. I took a long detour to another cafe on the Bowery all so I could calmly sit and freewrite with a toasted sesame bagel and a skim mocha**.Continue reading “One of Those This-Is-My-Life?? Moments”

A Sneak Peek at 17 & GONE (If You Want One!)

I mentioned this yesterday, but here is a post to say this and only this: I’m notoriously private about my novels and rarely show people until my book is edited and done. This is because so much changes in the editing, and I like having only a very few people know the early stages ofContinue reading “A Sneak Peek at 17 & GONE (If You Want One!)”

International Giveaway: Win a Signed ARC of 17 & GONE

I’ve been sick with a cruel end-of-summer cold this week, but don’t you worry about me, because while I was sick at home yesterday, the buzzer rang and it was UPS with two gifts for me… …my new writing desk! (Which I will photograph for you once it’s out of the box and put-together inContinue reading “International Giveaway: Win a Signed ARC of 17 & GONE”