And I’m back!

It’s been a while since my last real blog. But I have a good excuse! Two excuses! A cute excuse, even!

First, back in December, I had a baby! He’s a very cute almost four-month-old now. It’s quite a thing having two children (I also have a four-year-old daughter). I’m amazed that anything writing-wise is possible…

And this leads me to the second thing: I finished a first draft of the final book in the No Safety in Numbers trilogy! I have no idea how I did it, but I did!

When I got to the end of the draft, I felt this incredible sadness. I am going to miss these characters and this story. But I think I’ve drawn things together to a satisfying conclusion. I hope you all think so, too!

To celebrate these two things, as well as the release of No Safety in Numbers in paperback (THIS THURSDAY, April 4th!), I am hosting a GIVEAWAY!

*cue streamers, trumpets, etc.*

So, here it is: Just post in the comments section of this blog post something you’d put in your Go Bag, which is the bag you pack in case the apocalypse sneaks up and destroys the fabric of society.

For example, in my Go Bag, there’s a journal, because I’m definitely going to want to write about the apocalypse and I’ll need my laptop to swat zombies, and a box of pens, because I know the ink will jam up if I pack only one. There’s also a cupcake in a crush-proof box because I’m sure there will be a moment during the end of known civilization where I’m going to need to eat one.

That’s it! Post a comment by Friday, April 19, 2013 at midnight EST and the following could be yours:

  • A complete set of all my books, including (1) all three Dogs of the Drowned City books, (2) a hardcover copy of No Safety in Numbers, and (3)—wait for it—A GALLEY OF NO EASY WAY OUT! Plus bookmarks for both series! All signed by Yours Truly!
  • Two runners-up will receive signed bookmarks for both series.

I’ll announce the winners on Monday, April 22, 2013 on the blog.

Winners and runners-up will be chosen randomly. I have no high-tech way of doing this, so I will simply put the names of all commenters in a hat and let my husband pull three out. Be sure to include an email address in the requested field (only I will be able to see it; don’t put your email in the comment itself!) so that I can get your snail-mail address to send you your prize should you win! The giveaway is open in the U.S. and Canada only.

And for those of you desperate to start reading something RIGHT NOW, there is an excerpt of No Easy Way Out (and by excerpt, I mean around 75 pages…) RIGHT HERE, on my website! (and also on the official No Safety website,


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