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Moby Dick – Blog 1

Welcome to the first Big Bad Books blog on Moby Dick! I read 51 pages this week—through to Chapter 10. Not a great start, given that I have 419 more pages to go—125 more chapters plus a one page Epilogue—and only eighteen days to finish. BUT FINISH I (we?:) WILL! (*NB* I am reading the […]

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Only ONE WEEK until No Dawn

OMG — No Dawn Without Darkness is coming out in ONE WEEK! AGH!!! (This blog post is not associated with last week’s post. Last Thursday I began what I hope to be a summer-long blog series on Big Bad Books. I’m currently reading and tweeting and blogging about Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Check out the action […]

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Big Bad Books Challenge

Today, I start my summer reading challenge! Challenge? you ask. Why is a person who is in effect a professional reader—and all writers are professional readers—challenging herself to read something? Well, there are books I have encountered with which, let’s say, I declined to continue the acquaintance. This is big, because before having kids, when […]

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Come write with me!

I’m so excited to be doing a public workshop this Saturday, April 12! This is one of my few public events, so come on out and join me for an awesome afternoon of writing and chatting about everything that goes into it! Specifically, I plan on talking about point of view, and in particular why […]

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And the winners are…

Thank you to everyone who entered my Giveaway to celebrate the paperback release of No Easy Way Out! And now, for the winners! The grand prize winners (Hardcover copies of No Safety and No Easy, and a galley of No Dawn) are: Charles Pechonick Rachel Stone And the runners-up (Paperback copies of No Safety and […]

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Giveaway to celebrate No Easy Way Out!

No Easy Way Out is out in paperback!!                   HOORAY! And to celebrate, I’m going to give away signed, possibly doodled-upon hardcover copies of No Safety in Numbers and No Easy Way Out! Aw, heck — I’m so excited, I’ll give TWO lucky winners hardcover copies, and […]

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Visit me at NCTE!

This weekend is the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Boston, MA and I’m going to be there! I’m thrilled to be signing No Safety in Numbers and No Easy Way Out at the Penguin booth on Saturday, November 23rd, at 10:00 am. Come find me! I can’t wait to meet you!

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Three, Two, One…LAUNCH!

This past glorious Saturday (in what has been a string of bizarre, glorious sunny days up here in VT), the wonderful folks at The Flying Pig Bookstore hosted a celebration of No Easy Way Out at which there were…  BOOKS!           And… ME!      Talking about exciting stuff like my […]

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Thrilling new dystopian novel from…Fyodor Dostoevsky?

This summer, I’ve been reading Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. It’s taken me longer than I’d like to admit to finish it, but I finally reached the end! It’s an awesome book full of weird and wonderful characters, containing perhaps the greatest funeral luncheon scene ever written and the best insult this side of Shakespeare: […]

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On September 28th, Help Me Launch No Easy Way Out!

Okay, so officially, No Easy Way Out has been launched for a while…But it hasn’t had a party! And it hasn’t had cupcakes! (I made these for the No Safety in Numbers launch… expect the same level of awesome, in slightly different colors…:) So please join me for an awesome afternoon celebrating No Easy Way […]

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