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 all … Continue reading The Book of My Heart: Imaginary Girls
I continue to put my all into revising 17 & Gone and I'm thrilled to say I finished my draft around midnight last night and then sent it in. My entire body ached. Every muscle. How this is even possible from sitting in various chairs (café chair, wheelie chair at writing space, wheelie chair at … Continue reading Post-Draft Delirium, Spring Previews, and the Two Sisters Reading My Book
The Imaginary Girls paperback is now in stores! If you see it in a store anywhere, send me a photo! And the giveaway to win a signed copy is still open—it's international! If by any chance you are in the Hudson Valley, tomorrow, June 15 at 7pm, I will be at Inquiring Minds in New … Continue reading IMAGINARY GIRLS Out in Paperback Today!
The new paperback edition of my debut YA novel Imaginary Girls is on sale in the US and Canada tomorrow, and to celebrate, I am giving away two signed and personalized copies. I'll pick one winner in the US and one international winner (anywhere in the world!). Giveaway closes Thursday, June 21, at 8pm EST. Good … Continue reading International Giveaway: IMAGINARY GIRLS Signed Paperback!
In the beginning, there was this: Which is so beautiful, I may have cried when I first laid eyes on it. And now, exactly a year later, coming this Thursday, June 14, a new side to Imaginary Girls is being shown in paperback, and it’s darker, and fits the story just as much as the … Continue reading New Face of IMAGINARY GIRLS in Stores This Week
When I have a ton of work to do—like, for example, right now with freelance copyediting deadlines, teaching responsibilities for my writing class (which I think is going really well! I love my students), and novel revisions and a nice, solid book deadline I have noted in beautiful panic red in my calendar, among other … Continue reading The Isolating Writer
Surely by now you’ve heard me talk about my baby sister. If you’ve read Imaginary Girls, you may have noticed her name on the dedication page, and maybe you read this interview I did with her on release day. Maybe you were in the audience during one of my readings weeks before the book came … Continue reading Walking for My Sister
Can you tell I have news? Can you see I have something to share with you and I'm so itching to do it, I scheduled this post for first thing in the morning?? Is it possible that it’s time to reveal a BRAND-NEW COVER?? It is! I didn't expect to be able to reveal this … Continue reading COVER REVEAL: New Look for IMAGINARY GIRLS in Paperback!
Lately I’ve been feeling like everyone writes faster than I do. (By “everyone” I mean other authors with all their books coming out. Not that man on the couch in my café who sits for hours reading the newspaper. Or the other man who’s fast asleep on one of the best café tables in the … Continue reading In Which I Share Distractions, Announce Audio Book News and a Los Angeles Book Event, and Stress Over the Pajamas I Need for California
1. The NYC Teen Author Reading Night was awesome. This Wednesday was my first time being involved in the NYC Teen Author Reading series at the New York Public Library as an actual author. I wore blue. I read a piece from Imaginary Girls, adapted from the middle of chapter one. We were told by … Continue reading Friday Five (randomly I have 5 things to say on a Friday)