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Mark Your Calendars for the CRESS Launch Party and Livestream!

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I am SO EXCITED to be posting the details for the CRESS launch party! If you live anywhere in or near Western Washington, I highly recommend making the drive, because it will be worth it.     WHAT: Celebrate the … Continue reading

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Lunar Chronicles Short Stories & My GoodReads Interview

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I have a couple announcements for you on this fine, frosty December morning.   Announcement #1 Many of you have been asking where the prequel short stories, “Glitches” and “The Queen’s Army” disappeared to a few weeks ago. Not to … Continue reading

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The Lunar Insignia Finalists – Voting is Open!

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You guys never make these contests easy on me! I am constantly impressed by the effort, creativity, and brilliance that goes into these contest entries, and I am enormously grateful to you all for humoring me with these challenges. Thank … Continue reading

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Full STEAM Ahead: My First-Ever Keynote Speech

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Last Thursday I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Teen Librarian Summit in Worcester, MA. (And I was so nervous, you guys, you don’t even know.)   The focus of the summit was the … Continue reading

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Pinterest Finalists Announced! Cast your vote!

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WOW, you guys. Every time I host one of these creativity contests, I feel certain that it can’t possibly be that hard to choose the finalists. And every time I am proven ridiculously incorrect. There were a total of 186 … Continue reading

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All About Author Panels: Tips and Suggestions (Plus, my SDCC Schedule!)

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I’m going to San Diego Comic-Con tomorrow!! I am super excited. Last year I was pretty overwhelmed with the sheer size of it all, but this year I’m feeling like I have a much better handle on the schedule and … Continue reading

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Touring the Winchester Mansion

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A few weeks ago my husband and I made a trip down to northern California, including a special detour to San Jose so I could cross off one of my life-long goals: to finally see the Winchester Mansion (or Winchester Mystery … Continue reading

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Blorgy Event: Life Begins at 22

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Today I’m celebrating the release of BROOKLYN GIRLS by my agency-sister Gemma Burgess by participating in my first-ever blorgy! (Yep, this was a new term for me, too.)   While I haven’t read BROOKLYN GIRLS yet, the description makes me think … Continue reading

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Welcome Jessica Spotswood for the STAR CURSED Blog Tour!

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One of my favorite book releases from 2012 was BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood. I read an ARC of it in 2011, so it feels like I’ve been waiting eons to get my hands on Book 2 of the luscious, magical, … Continue reading

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Lunar Chronicles Yumminess for Book Club Meetings

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I was thrilled to hear last year that CINDER was on GoodReads list for books most frequently chosen for book clubs, and it’s delighted me this year to hear how many book clubs continued on with Scarlet when it came … Continue reading

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