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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Confession: I love Valentine’s Day. I always have. Even long before I had a special someone to spend it with, I loved the idea of a holiday centered around love – romantic love, familial love, friendly and platonic love… it all makes … Continue reading

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The Heartless Time Log: How Many Hours Does it Take to Write a Book?

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When I started writing Heartless, waaaaaaay back in 2012 (!), I decided to try an experiment. For the entirety of working on this book, I would record every single hour I spent on it. How many hours did I spend … Continue reading

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Host Your Own Heartless Talent Show

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During the Heartless book tour, I tried something I hadn’t tried at previous book events. In honor of the Hatter’s Tea Party, I decided to host a little talent show at each of my events… with volunteers from the audience … Continue reading

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First Listen: Heartless Audiobook

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You know we’re close to a book release when the first excerpt from the audiobook becomes available!   I’m delighted that Heartless is narrated by Rebecca Soler, the same talented narrator behind The Lunar Chronicles, and here is our first … Continue reading

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The Random Heartless Research List

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  With just two weeks to go before Heartless  arrives bookstores, I thought I would share a curious little behind-the-scenes look into the creation of a novel.   Namely – the entirely bizarre things that we authors sometimes have to research.   The … Continue reading

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Four Weeks to Heartless!

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The Countdown to Heartless is getting intense! We have just four more weeks before it arrives in a bookstore near you, and there is SO MUCH happening to help us all get in the mood for magic, monsters, and madness. … Continue reading

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The Heartless Pre-Order Campaign

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Have you pre-ordered Heartless? Do you plan to? Then submit your receipt to receive a limited-edition magnetic Heartless bookmark, while supplies last! Enter here.   (As this promotion is being run by my US publisher, it’s open to US and Canada residents only. See http://fiercereads.com/heartlesspreorder … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

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I’m going on tour! Actually, I’m going on TWO tours!   The Fall Fierce Reads Tour Pittsburgh, PA October 4, 7:00pm Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures New York, NY October 5, 7:00pm Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre Symphony Space St. Paul, MN … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Mad Hatters!

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Your votes have been cast and tallied and a winner for the Heartless Mad Hatter Design Contest has been selected!   And the grand prize winner is……… Vanessa!     Vanessa’s design is absolutely stunning, and I have personally witnessed … Continue reading

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The Mad Hatter Finalists – Vote Now!

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LOOK! AT! THESE! HATS! I swear, you guys, I don’t know how it is that you manage to blow me away every single time. You’d think I’d be used to it. You’d think I’d just come to expect jaw-droppingly amazing, creative, … Continue reading

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