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Blog: No Easy Way Out

TeenLitMOB is COMING April 7th!

Teen Lit MOB is coming to the Fletcher Free Library on April 7th! Register for it here! What is a Teen Lit MOB you might ask? It’s a full day of awesome activities and workshops and talks with YA writers–including ME! Can I interest you in an exciting round of Choose Your Own Mall Disaster? I […]

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Come Say Hi at the Burlington Book Festival!

Happy Back-to-School Season! I love this time of year–the slight chill in the morning air, the prospect of changing leaves and fiery hillsides, the fact that my kids are back on a regular schedule, meaning I can be on a regular schedule, meaning WRITING IS GETTING DONE, FOLKS! In addition to writing alone at my […]

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A love letter to libraries

Last week, I woke one morning to find that a friend of mine, fellow author Kate Messner, had been disinvited at the last minute from speaking at a school in my town. I was stunned at first, and then relieved when I learned it was not “my” elementary school that had rescinded its invitation, though […]

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I made a VIDEO TRAILER for my 6/24 event!

Am I proud of myself? Why, yes, I am! Here’s to what you can do with a phone camera and iMovie! I hope this convinces you to come an see what shenanigans ensue when I’m given a mike and a FULL HOUR! For more information, check out my previous blog post or this flyer from the […]

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Goodbye, 2015! Hello, 2016!

Happy New Year to all! As many are wont to do around this time of year, I have been reflecting on 2015 and setting goals for 2016. 2015 was a very busy year for me, though not necessarily in a public way. I did a ton of writing and revising, and visited classrooms both in […]

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A NEW CONTEST to Celebrate Quarantine Day!

Happy October, everyone! It’s been a while since I hosted a contest, and so: NEW CONTEST! Did you know that the story of No Safety in Numbers begins on October 15th? That is Day One, so to speak, or, as I’m calling it, Quarantine Day! (For those of you who haven’t read the books, they concern […]

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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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