Signing at Hometown Bookstore

When I was a tween and a teenager I was obsessed with a few things (particular music, particular poets, particular boys), but the biggest obsession had to be books. I never left home without one. In my household, being between books and not sure what to read next was called being "bookless," and this affliction … Continue reading Signing at Hometown Bookstore

Me on the WBBT & the Last Contest (?)

The Winter Blog Blast Tour is under way this week—check out the lineup—and you'll find me featured today on Shelf Elf. I talk about the writing rules I set for myself because I am a ridiculous person who likes to make up rules and then break them, I talk about the things that inspire me, … Continue reading Me on the WBBT & the Last Contest (?)

Today You’ll Find Me: (1) In Print for the First Time; (2) Giving Away GILDA; (3) Trying, Failing, Trying Again

1) The very first profile of me—ever in my life—is out this month in Chronogram Magazine, this beautiful monthly arts and culture magazine in the Hudson Valley, where I'm from. It's so exciting to be featured, especially because that's where I grew up. When I was a teenager living there, I had all these lofty … Continue reading Today You’ll Find Me: (1) In Print for the First Time; (2) Giving Away GILDA; (3) Trying, Failing, Trying Again

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

Of Course This Happens the Week I Can’t Log in to Twitter or Facebook

Don't you love it when you take a public vow to stay off social-networking sites and on day 2 of your great show of restraint you get the fantastic news that your book was listed on Amazon.com's Editors' Picks of the "Top 10 Children's Books: Middle Readers" for 2009? That actually happened today. Really. Here's … Continue reading Of Course This Happens the Week I Can’t Log in to Twitter or Facebook