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The Happy Writer Podcast – Survey and Social Media

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Hello readers and listeners! Hopefully you’ve been well and have been enjoying The Happy Writer podcast so far. Now that there are several episodes, it felt like a good time to get your feedback. Click here to fill out a … 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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Introducing The Happy Writer Podcast!

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Hey readers! Exciting news: I’ve started a podcast! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and this season of COVID-19 felt like the right time to give it a shot. In The Happy Writer Podcast, I’ll be … Continue reading

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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