WIN book goodies signed by 50+ of today’s hottest YA/MG authors!

Author & storyteller extraordinaire Laurisa White is hosting the SUPER SWAG SUNDAY giveaway! Every day between now and June 30th, one winner will be chosen to receive a SUPER SWAG PACK filled with all sorts of book goodies signed by 50+ of today’s hottest YA/MG authors! On the last day, one very lucky winner will receive the MEGAContinue reading “WIN book goodies signed by 50+ of today’s hottest YA/MG authors!”

REUNITED Book Club Giveaway (with snacks!)

In celebration of REUNITED’s paperback release, I’m giving away 10 copies to one lucky book club. The winners will also receive a copy of REUNITED’s discussion questions, as well as an assortment of road-trip themed snacks. To enter, all you need to do is share this giveaway on Facebook, your blog, or Twitter, then postContinue reading “REUNITED Book Club Giveaway (with snacks!)”

Happy Birthday to ESCAPE THEORY, TRINKETS, and Me!

There are few moments more gratifying for an author than the day his or her book gets released.  So, I would like to extend a hearty congrats to my uber-talented writer friends Kirsten Smith (Trinkets) and Margaux Froley (Escape Theory) who saw their book babies into the world today.  YA fans,  I urge you toContinue reading “Happy Birthday to ESCAPE THEORY, TRINKETS, and Me!”

The Next Big Thing: GIRLS LIKE ME

I haven’t blogged as much lately, so I was happy when my friend Sera Rivers tagged me to be a part of The Next Big Thing Blog Tour. You can check out her post about her work-in-progress — the amazingly titled POE IS ME – by clicking here. And here are the deets about myContinue reading “The Next Big Thing: GIRLS LIKE ME”

3 author visits in one day! A new personal record…

As some of you already know, I could talk about the writing process all day long.  And yesterday, I got to do just that!  HUGE THANKS to the students & teachers of Fenway High School in Boston, the Boston Public Library, and the Merrimack, NH Public Library.  And best of luck to all of theContinue reading “3 author visits in one day! A new personal record…”

Toilet Papering the Yard – from the pranksters at The YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes

Welcome to “Toilet papering the Yard,” which, in addition to being an obnoxious yet biodegradable Halloween prank, is also the name of my group in  the YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes.  If you’ve never hopped with us before, the YAmazing Race is the coolest blog hop ever featuring over 50 YA & MG authors and tonsContinue reading “Toilet Papering the Yard – from the pranksters at The YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes”

Win Tons of Books & Stuff at TeamTEEN Author’s Dare Day Challenge

Guess what, teamTEEN author fans?  It’s Dare Day again!  I know I said that last week, but apparently I jumped the gun a bit.  Whoops.  But the good news is, this week, you can enter to win books & stuff! To check out all of the fabulous PRIZES, just go to the TeamTEEN Author Dare Day Contest,Continue reading “Win Tons of Books & Stuff at TeamTEEN Author’s Dare Day Challenge”

What’s your blind spot?

In Laura Ellen’s debut YA thriller Blind Spot, 16-year-old Roz is obsessed with proving she’s ‘normal’ despite her visual impairment. This obsession makes her lose sight of everything else– including clues to a murder. What’s your blind spot? Was it getting on the cheer squad? Losing weight? Getting that guy in calculus to notice you? HaveContinue reading “What’s your blind spot?”

Dare Day: In Which I Reveal My Biggest Celebrity Crush

Guess what, teamTEEN author fans?  it’s Dare Day again!  Oh yes, I already completed my qualifying dare last March (see below). But I’ve never been one to turn down a chance to humiliate myself on the interwebs.  And so, I present to you, my biggest celebrity crush. My Celebrity Crush Likes Richard Nixon! I guess I’m aContinue reading “Dare Day: In Which I Reveal My Biggest Celebrity Crush”

A Good and Bad Writing Day, and Other Questions for Author Rachele McAlpine

This week, I’m featuring an interview I did with Rachele Alpine, author of the YA novel CANARY (Medallion Press) due out next August.   Rachele is also a member of the Lucky 13’s,a group of YA & MG authors debuting in 2013.  Here’s a synopsis. CANARY If she stays quiet, it will destroy her. IfContinue reading “A Good and Bad Writing Day, and Other Questions for Author Rachele McAlpine”