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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 I was stunned at first, and then relieved when I learned it was not “my” elementary school that had rescinded its invitation, though […]

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Awesome, Butt-kicking Heroines for Girls Not Yet Ready for Rey

I am unabashedly *into* Star Wars. I saw Phantom Menace in the theater, and then for each successive prequel offering, ran marathon showings of all the films in release date order in my living room for some similarly-minded, die-hard fans before heading into New York City to see the new film. So one can imagine […]

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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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Long time, no bananas…

Hello, Readers of my Blog! It’s been…months. I apologize for the delay in–nay, total lack of communication. But there is some good news! I may not have been writing my Blog, but I have been writing a bunch of other things: In the past twelve months, I have completed two brand-spanking new manuscripts and done […]

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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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