Showing posts from April, 2014

Good Books and Shiny New Ideas

I'm on deadline with a contracted book right now. I love it. LOVE this story! And I know it's strange, but I love being on deadline. It really encourages me to work harder, to push my limits. This story is going to be the best yet because... Look! Shiny New Idea! *talks to self* Stop that. *straightens up* Like I was saying. There's some fantastic things I'm... Shiny new idea is such a great story! There's elements of suspense and darkness and heaven and... Excuse me.  Like I was saying... For the fans of the Scarily Ever Laughter series they're going to love... Look! Shiny new idea is a young adult novel! Wouldn't it be fun to write for that audience again? *clears throat* If you were wondering about what happened to... Shiny new idea can't wait. You're going to forget all the glorious details if you don't write it now! UGH! *stops working* *takes notes for shiny new idea* *fills notebook* *gets back to work* Do you ever f

YA Fest 2014 - What a Ride!

This past Saturday, I attended YA Fest with my daughter and co-author, as one of the 50 authors to meet with readers and connect them with fantastic books. What a ride it was! From a fire drill... to being part of a world record ... to meeting other incredible authors like Alissa Grosso , author of Shallow Pond and many other young adult books (I first met Alissa at the Lititz Kid Lit Fest last November)... I couldn't have asked for a better experience.   Cyn Balog , Jennifer Murgia , and the entire YA Fest team did a bang-up job of putting this event together and I'm so thankful to have been part of it. Spencer Hill Press was well represented at the festival, and it was an honor to meet the Executive Editor, Kate Kaynak, one of the very talented cover designers, Lisa Amowitz , as well as many of their authors. I finally was able to meet the lovely Kit Grindstaff who I've interviewed on From the Mixed-Up Files . She truly is as

Prisoner of Night and Fog

I'm at From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors today with another interview and giveaway. If you like historical fiction, especially Young Adult (or potentially upper Middle-Grade), then you'll want to take a peek at my interview with Anne Blankman and her book Prisoner of Night and Fog!     See you there!

Interview and Giveaway with Marissa Burt!

I'm at The Mixed-Up Files today with an interview and giveaway ! Marissa Burt is there chatting about her books Storybound and Story's End.  So go join the fun and while you're there enter to win a copy of BOTH of her books!