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So. I happen to have an ARC of Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, book 2 in the New York Times Bestselling Grisha Trilogy. Want it? Of course you do.   Now I really wanted to use a fancy schmancy … Continue reading

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So. Last week I went to my first writing retreat outside of Austin, Texas. Twenty-one authors gathered in one gorgeous house by a river, across from a steel plant and down the street from a roadhouse where bikers threatened to … Continue reading

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If you read my blog even occasionally, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been shamefully neglecting it as of late. I’m sorry, but actually I’m not here to say I’ll be better…   Because on Sunday I go to Austin, Texas for … Continue reading

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Skeletons are claustrophic – if you shut them up in a closet they’re going to get out. This could be just me but I don’t really love this hook. It’s vague and tells nothing about the story to come. Also, … Continue reading

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  I’ve raved about this one already, but I recently read an ARC of REBOOT by Amy Tintera and it’s so good y’all. You need to pre-order this one or at the very least add to to your Goodreads to-read … Continue reading

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I have a film agent! Jody Hotchkiss at Hotchkiss and Associates will be representing film/TV rights for HEXED.     Jody recently sold the film rights for ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD to Stephanie Meyer of Twilight fame…and now he’s repping … Continue reading

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Professionally, 2012 has been one helluva year for me. In the space of 12 months, I:   -Landed an agent -Got a book deal with my dream publishing house -Completed revisions and copyedits on HEXED -Outlined, re-outlined, and got 10K … Continue reading

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-Tumblr. I realize I’m super late to the party here, but I finally got myself an account. Follow me for all your .giffing needs! -The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Again, way late to the party, but I just started … Continue reading

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-Still NaNoWriMo. Sure, it’s kicking my ass big time and I sort of hate it. But then I look at my word count (words I don’t even think suck!) and I know I wouldn’t have gotten nearly as far without … Continue reading

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Original Query Letter   Dear Agent,   Thirteen-year-old Riley Jenkins grew up under the constant evening glow of Manhattan, so when she moves to Montana she’s awed by the vastness of its night sky – until a constellation descends to Earth and tries … Continue reading

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  -Fellow author (and friend) Amy Tintera debuted the cover of her YA novel REBOOT over at YA Highway last Friday and it’s all sorts of awesome! If you haven’t already, check it out. Prepare to be awed.  -A month of … Continue reading

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As a fledgling writer, getting an agent was always the One Big Goal. If I could just get an agent, then all of the stress, all of the hair-pulling that goes along with writing a book, would be a thing … Continue reading

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-Everything that comes out of my son’s mouth. This toddler seriously cracks me up, when he isn’t making my heart all melty. This week there were these gems:          -In line at the grocery store: ‘Hey everybody, I keep tooting!” … Continue reading

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First of all, if you haven’t already headed over to author Philip Siegel’s blog to congratulate him on landing an agent and to read his success story (he was entry #13-The Breakup Artist in the Christmas in July contest!) then you should … Continue reading

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alicia marie And prerna pickett You’ve won yourselves each a copy of Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake, the much-anticipated sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood! Huge congrats, ladies. An email is on the way to you to set up … Continue reading

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So I just got back from a weekend trip to L.A. for book research. It was awesome. So awesome, in fact, that I just can’t do the promised blog post about the trip. It’s just too depressing to reminisce about … Continue reading

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