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Instant Karma Cover Reveal!

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It’s here! The cover reveal for INSTANT KARMA, my upcoming YA contemporary novel! I LOVE the art (it was illustrated by Vera Brosgol! *fangirl squealing!!!*) and am so, so excited to share this book with you. ⠀⠀ The official reveal … Continue reading

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Teen Author Bootcamp – Virtual seminar

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Did you miss my virtual seminar, hosted by @teenauthorbootcamp? You can now watch the full video! In it, I talk about the science of ideas and what you can do to develop your creativity. I hope it will help inspire you … Continue reading

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#Creators4Comics Auctions for Indie Bookstores!

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I’m joining the #Creators4Comics auction on Twitter to raise money for indie bookstores and comic shops! You can place your bid on any of the below items by commenting directly to the tweet. Auction 1: Signed Wires & Nerve + … Continue reading

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What’s Coming Next

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Note: I don’t blog much these days and you’ll find more frequent news, contests, and information on Instagram and Twitter, so please follow me there. But for this BIG news, I wanted to make sure everyone sees it! I am … Continue reading

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Coloring Books and Graphic Novels, a.k.a. ALL THE EYE CANDY

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We’ve revealed two brand new covers this month. I love them both so much and cannot wait to hold the finished copies in my greedy little hands!!   First up….   Wires & Nerve, Volume I Illustrated by Doug Holgate … Continue reading

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Querying and Agents: A Little Bit of Guidance

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Things that make me sad: When I respond to a piece of fanmail, especially those from aspiring writers, only for the email to bounce back! That happened this morning, so in the hopes that said fan might read this blog, … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Novels, Stories, and Secret Projects

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The last few months spent on a blogging hiatus have not been in vain—I’ve been one busy writer-ess! So I thought I’d clue you all in to what’s been happening behind the scenes and some projects you have to look … 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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Business Plans for Writers

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I love this time of year, not only because of the eggnog and cookies and holiday lights (although I do love all that), but I love all of the year-end optimism. The resolutions, the looking back, the looking forward, the … Continue reading

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Blog Highlights: National Novel Publicity Month

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For the grand opening of this blog, I’m spotlighting some of my favorite blog posts and moments from over the years throughout the month of June. Week Four: Marketing and Promotion . Last November, unable to participate in NaNoWriMo, I … Continue reading

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