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The Remann Hall Book Club

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Last month I had the honor of speaking to some of the residents at a local juvenile detention center – Remann Hall – thanks to the Remann Hall Book Club. It was an extraordinary experience, not only to meet the teens, … Continue reading


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


Lunar Chronicles Deleted Scene #1

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  As promised, welcome to the first of nine blog posts featuring deleted scenes from The Lunar Chronicles!   I’ll be posting a new scene or excerpt every Friday between now and January 27, spanning the releases of The Lunar … Continue reading


Jeopardy & Goodreads & Facebook Live – Oh My!

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This is one of those days where I have about 8 million things to cover, so let’s get to it!   First off – Author Promo FAIL! In all the excitement of HEARTLESS releasing, I completely forgot to MENTION IT ON … Continue reading


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


Camp NaNoWriMo

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Welcome to April, and… the start of Camp NaNoWriMo 2016!     I decided to take on Camp Nano this year for the very first time. Though I’m an old NaNo pro, I’m excited to be doing a new challenge, and … Continue reading


Stars Above! (A Letter to My Lunartics)

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    Well, this is it, you guys.   Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection comes out today, and while it’s still not 100% the end of the story (see last week’s announcement re: Iko-based graphic novels, coming soon!), I’m still feeling … Continue reading


NaNoWriMo 2014: Introducing The Gatlon Trilogy

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We are just two days away from the start of National Novel Writing Month, where all around the world people will attempt to write a 50,000 word novel (or the first draft of one) in a mere 30 days. I’ve … Continue reading


My Writing Process: 9 Steps from Idea to Finished

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A few months ago I asked what types of blog posts you guys would like to see more of, and there was an overwhelming response for craft-based posts. And I’m right there with you. There is a lot to say on … Continue reading


My Best Advice for Aspiring Writers

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One question that I’m asked over and over and over again is: Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?   At first, after Cinder had just released, I felt weird answering this question. I still felt like such an amateur … Continue reading


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