Category Archives: Writer Life

When a Reader Grows Up!

I was so lucky this past weekend to attend YA Fest in Easton, PA with tons of awesome authors. I hadn’t done an event in several months and it was a happy reunion with many great friends. I met so many … Continue reading

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2014, Here We Come

It’s always a little bittersweet this time of year, saying goodbye to the previous year and ramping up expectations for the new one. In terms of the writing life, 2013 was very quiet for me (exhibit A: this blog). That’s … Continue reading

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Winning and Finishing

First off, I want to say congratulations to the ARC giveaway winners, Kate Ivan and Emily Ables! Thanks, too, to everyone who entered. There will be other opportunities to win PRETTY SLY ARCs between now and March, so stay tuned. … Continue reading

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2012 in the Rearview Mirror

I hope all of you have had wonderful holidays thus far. I’m still nursing a pie-and-cookie hangover, but I thought, with the year drawing to a close, that I would take time to reflect on some of the best book-related … Continue reading

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Pretty Crooked goes to Germany!

It’s been a busy fall with not many updates on this here blog—I apologize. I’ve been hard at work on Book 3 of the Pretty Crooked series (seriously, Willa’s drama is just beginning) and eking out a first draft of … Continue reading

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Teen Authorfest Recap

I’m back from my weekend jaunt to Ithaca for Teen Authorfest (with a detour in Buffalo, NY). It was the first-ever Teen Authorfest at Tompkins County Public Library and the folks there did a great job of putting it all … Continue reading

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Taking My Act on the Road

I’m a proud Philly girl, and to date, most of my author events have been here in the region. This weekend marks the beginning of my summer not-exactly-tour, a handful of events in farther-flung locales. On Saturday, June 2, I … Continue reading

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Author People Need Author People

I’m fresh off of two superfun book events this weekend*, and I come away understanding more than ever how important it is, in this writer business, to have friends at your side. As everyone knows, writing is lonely. Hate to … Continue reading

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Launch Party Recap

Yesterday was the launch party for Pretty Crooked and it was thoroughly amazing. We held the party in the Ibrahim Theater of International House, where my husband works. A crew of family arrived early to inflate balloons and arrange table … Continue reading

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Released!

So yesterday, I crossed the bridge from unpublished to published and Pretty Crooked is now out in the world. It was an amazing day. Here’s how it played out: First, I woke up and caught up with email, Twitter and … Continue reading

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