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Fall Events!

I am so excited to finally be able to share some awesome events that I have coming up: On October 2, I’ll be giving a talk at 8pm at Williams College in Williamstown, MA with the most amazing line-up of fellow alumni authors: Kristin Cashore, Caragh O’Brien, and Tui Sutherland! We’ll be talking about our […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 6 & Recap of the Summer

And I squeak a blog in before the end of August—HOORAY! Sorry for the long delay between posts. This summer was not the blogging bonanza I’d hoped for it to be, and I apologize. But as it is the end of summer, and school is going back into session, I think it a good moment […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 5

Boy, am I late with this one! Weeks! AGH! But, hey! I finished Moby Dick! Okay, so I’m referring here to the “Cozy Classics” picture book version I took out from the library for my son. But still. It contains spoilers! (From the pictures, it seems things don’t go so well for the whale men…) […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 4

Ahoy, Mateys! Welcome to Moby Dick – Blog #4! I’m up to page 175, Chapter 45, The Affidavit. That means I have 300 pages left, and it’s already July 3rd. So perhaps I will not fit all three Big Bad Books in before the end of summer. We shall see… The point of view issues […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 3

A day late…this is becoming a trend. But here it is! Moby Dick – Blog #3! And I actually read a BUNCH this time, so Hooray! I’m up to Chapter 30, page 114 in my edition. I accomplished this by resorting to my second favorite way of taking in a text: the audiobook. Seeing as […]

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A Playlist for No Dawn Without Darkness

No Dawn Without Darkness has been OUT THERE for ONE WHOLE WEEK! I hope you enjoyed/are enjoying/plan on enjoying it! I have made a playlist for all the books in this series: one for No Safety, which was heavily linked to the plot, and one for No Easy Way Out, which was a little looser […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 2

So I’m already a day late on this blog-venture, and also read NO PAGES of Moby Dick this week. Not great, Lorentz. Not great at all. But let’s try to stay positive. I did blog about the release of No Dawn on Tuesday, so there’s been blogging. And I did finish one friend’s book (Cecil […]

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Happy Book Birthday, No Dawn Without Darkness!

IT’S RELEASE DAY FOR NO DAWN WITHOUT DARKNESS!               Meaning, today, I answer your questions about No Safety in Numbers and No Easy Way Out, just in time for you to start reading the final installment of the trilogy. HUZZAH! First question comes from Leslie: “What was your inspiration […]

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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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