SO GLAD TO MEET YOU has an audiobook! This is a dream come true. I love audiobooks. I listen to them exclusively when hiking and strolling to the coffee shop. They are how I read the majority of my non-YA TBR. It's so surreal that I can now listen to my own book. You can… Continue reading SGTMY Audiobook
A few weeks ago, I was stressed out. More stressed out than usual. My debut novel had just been released, I was anxiously awaiting my weekend launch party, and I was chauffeuring family who were in town. It was the night before the launch. I wanted to go to bed early, to sleep, but my… Continue reading The Night Before: A Lesson in Stress
UPDATE 7/31: The giveaway is now closed. SO GLAD TO MEET YOU comes out in less than a month! And to celebrate, I'm holding a giveaway. Everyone who pre-orders SO GLAD TO MEET YOU before it releases on July 31 will get prizes and be entered to win the Grand Prize. THE DETAILS. EVERYONE who… Continue reading SGTMY PRE-ORDER CAMPAIGN!!!
Just a friendly reminder... ...that sometimes things seem really scary... ...but if you take a breath... ...take a step back... ...things aren't as scary... ...as they seem. Sometimes a snarl... ...is only a yawn. Take a minute... ...maybe a long minute... ...and have a stretch. It will be okay.
My dad would've been 77 years old today. My birthday is on July 7th, the seventh day of the seventh month, so today feels like a sad golden birthday. I wrote this last year around the 20th anniversary of his death and let it sit on my computer. And sit. And sit some more: He would've… Continue reading Everything and Nothing
Writing a good book is hard. Writing a good script, also very hard.
So, it's been awhile since I've written on the ol' blog. I'm going to try and be better about that. I meant to write an opus in October about dating a Red Sox fan in 2004, eventually marrying him, and how that related to the Cubs making it to the World Series in 2016. But… Continue reading Some Immediate Thoughts on the 2016 Election
NaNo is over! I made it! The best thing is I have a rough (so very, very rough) first draft. It's more of a really fabulous outline with a lot of dialogue. The point is, there are 50,000 words that weren't there a month ago. And that is winning, indeed. I learned a few things… Continue reading What I Learned from My First NaNo
SPOILERS. This discussion will give away seminal plot points. You've been warned. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins, a Haiku Review when everyone is a liar the mystery folds against itself I need to vent about this one a little more. Okay, I really enjoyed the first half of this book. I read… Continue reading A Haiku Review of “THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN”
GROUNDHOG DAY meets MEAN GIRLS, a cynic mulled with heart and cautious redemption Inspired by BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver