Folks, it's that time again! Time for the special, secret, one and only YA SCAVENGER HUNT! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! On this hunt, you not [...]
The YA Scavenger Hunt is one of my favorite little subsections of the YA lit community. Every spring, readers get to go on a magical adventure of discovering new books and new authors, all while getting to read deleted scenes, listen to book-inspired playlists, and earn the chance to win bookish prizes (like free books!). [...]
The other day, I had lunch with an actress/musician friend who, by all outside appearances, seems wildly successful. Her band spent last summer touring with a major music festival. She performs with a theater company whose work has been lauded by The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vogue. I always picture her as [...]
Today was a big day for me, and for WHEN THE BEAT DROPS. Today, my cover was revealed on the wonderful YA book blog, Pop! Goes the Reader. (Here's a sneak peek—you can check out the whole thing over on Jen's blog.) Much like a book, a book cover doesn't just appear fully formed from [...]
"I need to be working on my novel! But I don't have the time/mental clarity/emotional energy/anything close to ideal conditions to draft a chapter. But I need to work on my novel! Aaaaaagh. What do I do?" Does this sound like the inside of your head? Because sometimes (heh, ok, more than sometimes) it's a [...]
I have a confession to make: I just watched Sex and the City for the first time last year. Even though I live in NYC and love shoes and pink cocktails. Even though I briefly dreamed of being a sex columnist. Even though I am a woman in my 30s who grew up in America. [...]
My secret to work/life balance? Ditch the things that don't matter right now.