Category Archives: Writer Life

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So yesterday, I crossed the bridge from unpublished to published and Pretty Crooked is now out in the world.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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So Much Good Stuff

Around here, everything is swiftly tilting to launch day. (Which is, um, a week from tomorrow!) I’m really excited about all of the amazing giveaways and blog promotions going on, so I wanted to get my self-promote on and list … Continue reading

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Old Friends

Things have been quiet here on the blog front. Behind the scenes, I have been busy finishing a second draft of Pretty Sly (aw yeah), getting the trailer ready for prime time (soon, soon) and generally doing some marketing activities … Continue reading

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Philly Kid Lit Peeps

Last night I got to go to my first authors and illustrators night at Children’s Book World. This is an annual event (20 years running) for local kidlit folks that’s a meet-and-greet for an hour and then it’s open to … Continue reading

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Inching Toward Publication

Back in May when I first joined the Apocalypsies, I had a moment of panic. I’d just finished my copyedits for Pretty Crooked, and I hadn’t even begun to think about what came next. Clueless. Completely clueless. Suddenly, there was … Continue reading

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