Long time, no bananas…

Hello, Readers of my Blog! It’s been…months. I apologize for the delay in–nay, total lack of communication. But there is some good news! I may not have been writing my Blog, but I have been writing a bunch of other things: In the past twelve months, I have completed two brand-spanking new manuscripts and done…

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Texas Book Festival and More!

Happy Halloween, everyone! I have had the most awesome few weeks! On October 16th, I had the pleasure of Skyping with students at Cavallini Middle School in Upper Saddle River, NJ as a part of Teen Read Week. The students were fabulous and asked great questions, all while snacking on some of the coolest cupcakes ever! Their…

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Last Week’s Awesome Events in the Berkshires

Last week, I had the honor, and the pleasure, of going back to Williams College, my alma mater, to talk about being a young adult author. I loved my four years at Williams. They were some of the best and hardest and most intense of my life. I forged friendships that have lasted far beyond graduation…

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Fall Events!

I am so excited to finally be able to share some awesome events that I have coming up: On October 2, I’ll be giving a talk at 8pm at Williams College in Williamstown, MA with the most amazing line-up of fellow alumni authors: Kristin Cashore, Caragh O’Brien, and Tui Sutherland! We’ll be talking about our…

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Moby Dick – Blog 6 & Recap of the Summer

And I squeak a blog in before the end of August—HOORAY! Sorry for the long delay between posts. This summer was not the blogging bonanza I’d hoped for it to be, and I apologize. But as it is the end of summer, and school is going back into session, I think it a good moment…

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Happy Book Birthday, No Dawn Without Darkness!

IT’S RELEASE DAY FOR NO DAWN WITHOUT DARKNESS!               Meaning, today, I answer your questions about No Safety in Numbers and No Easy Way Out, just in time for you to start reading the final installment of the trilogy. HUZZAH! First question comes from Leslie: “What was your inspiration…

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Big Bad Books Challenge

Today, I start my summer reading challenge! Challenge? you ask. Why is a person who is in effect a professional reader—and all writers are professional readers—challenging herself to read something? Well, there are books I have encountered with which, let’s say, I declined to continue the acquaintance. This is big, because before having kids, when…

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Come write with me!

I’m so excited to be doing a public workshop this Saturday, April 12! This is one of my few public events, so come on out and join me for an awesome afternoon of writing and chatting about everything that goes into it! Specifically, I plan on talking about point of view, and in particular why…

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Giveaway to celebrate No Easy Way Out!

No Easy Way Out is out in paperback!!                   HOORAY! And to celebrate, I’m going to give away signed, possibly doodled-upon hardcover copies of No Safety in Numbers and No Easy Way Out! Aw, heck — I’m so excited, I’ll give TWO lucky winners hardcover copies, and…

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Visit me at NCTE!

This weekend is the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Boston, MA and I’m going to be there! I’m thrilled to be signing No Safety in Numbers and No Easy Way Out at the Penguin booth on Saturday, November 23rd, at 10:00 am. Come find me! I can’t wait to meet you!