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So, I have some pretty exciting news.   I’m thrilled to announce another book deal with Wendy Loggia at Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Books!!!     This book is called DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY, and I’m pretty freaking excited about it. … Continue reading

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It’s been four short years since I started writing, but I have learned so much in that time: interesting, eye-opening things, not the least of which is that Bose Noise-Cancelling headphones are a godsend and make you look and feel … Continue reading

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Every year, I make a New Year’s resolution, knowing that I don’t really plan to take it that seriously. I might make a halfhearted effort for a week or so, but once the holidays are well enough behind me I … Continue reading

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So the other day I read an incredible book that featured a strong, layered female protagonist (and I’m not going to say more about it than that because reasons.) After I finished reading, I headed over to Goodreads, as I … Continue reading

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A part (arguably a big part) of being a successful writer is having some talent at writing. I don’t think many people would argue that. But it takes more than just a knack for writing to make it in this … Continue reading

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So I happened to be between projects conveniently when Pretty Little Liars was taking a hiatus, so I decided to finally see what all the fuss was about and marathoned the last 3.5 seasons. Not only have I grown an … Continue reading

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So by now you already know that I got my advance reader copies of HEXED because I’ve shouted about it on every social media outlet known to man. But I didn’t get to shout about it on here yet, and … Continue reading

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I was tagged by the lovely Susan Adrian to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, which is a chance for authors to tell the world about the book they’re working on.  The author answers 10 questions about their … Continue reading

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  If you’re late to the party, here are posts one and two, where you will find all of the necessary contest rules/guidelines/squee-worthy details about the second annual Xmas in July pitch contest.   The submission window is open today … Continue reading

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  Before I let Phil take over, a quick reminder: just two more days until the big agent reveal for the 2nd annual Christmas in July pitch contest! (Friday July 5th, in case you don’t want to do the math). … Continue reading

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  It’s time for the second annual Christmas in July pitch contest hosted by myself and Ruth Lauren Steven!   THAT’S AWESOME you say? We agree. But this year, we think it’s even better. And one of the reasons is … Continue reading

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I know tropes are supposed to be a bad thing and yada yada yada, but there are certain plot devices that I love so much they don’t feel overused to me no matter how often I see them pop up … Continue reading

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Remember 4 months ago when I announced that myself and a few other authors were starting a group for 2014 debut YA and MG authors? Well today OneFour KidLit is a thriving community with over 110 members! And we have … Continue reading

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  I’ve read approximately a zillion books in my life, many of which I called 5-star books. I enjoyed them immensely at the time, but a week or month later I forgot all about them or could only vaguely remember … Continue reading

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Today’s post is an especially personal one, and something that has been on my mind a lot lately.   I think everyone has a good idea what plagiarism is, and I think it’s fair to say that most people know … Continue reading

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The lucky winner of the advanced copy of Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo is………………       Chelsie Lichty!       Chelsie, I’ll be contacting you via email to get your mailing address. Congrats, and happy reading!   … Continue reading

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