Today’s theme for the TeamTEENAuthor group post is Break-Ups. But since it’s been a loooong time since I’ve had one of those (1997, to be exact) I’ve decided to write about friendship break-ups, which is a huge part of my book, REUNITED. Though if you’ve recently had your heart broken, go put on a pairContinue reading “Nothing Compares 2 U”
First off, can I just say how much I loved hearing about all your favorite libraries? And from every corner of the country, too! If there was one common thread to your testimonies, it’s that our local libraries hold a very special place in our communities and in our hearts. I want to visit them all!Continue reading “Win big at the REUNITED Spread This Book Trailer Everywhere Contest”
Coming soon, to a library near YOU!
In just one month from today, REUNITED hits the shelves! So, in celebration of the final countdown, I’m offering four straight weeks of giveaways, either with a music theme, a road trip theme, or both! Since Level3’s reunion show is the thing that motivates Alice, Summer, and Tiernan (ex-best friends) to hop into a van together andContinue reading “Giveaway Tuesday: Road Trips Rock!”
Welcome to Stop #1 in the “Laser-Eyed Iguana” leg of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes 2: Electric Boogaloo. In case you missed the first one, the YAmazing Race is the coolest blog hop ever, featuring over 50 debut authors and a veritable smorgasbord of booty including: ARCs, gift certificates, swag, and a bottle ofContinue reading “The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes 2: Electric Boogaloo”
It’s official. I am in the Simon & Schuster “Author Portal.” (At least the link works on AOL.) And I love how much Level3 footage they used!
I know of a website for an adorable indie-rock trio from Austin where you can enter to win. Or enter here, on Goodreads.
Welcome to Volume 3 of “True Teen Stories,” a blog series which features non-fiction essays from teen writers. I am incredibly impressed and proud of the writer of this next story, 14-year-old Angel R. of the U.K., author of “Three’s a Crowd.” It’s not easy to open yourself up to the world, and I think Angel’sContinue reading “True Teen Stories: Three’s a Crowd”
Welcome to the second installment of my blog series “True Teen Stories” featuring non-fiction essays from teen writers. For the record, I’d just like to say how impressed I am by the work I’ve received thus far. One of the greatest challenges for new writers is the ability to write honestly. That doesn’t mean everyContinue reading “True Teen Stories: Glass Houses and Shattered Bonds”
Today, I am very excited to kick off a semi-regular event on my blog called “True Teen Stories,” featuring guest posts from aspiring young writers. To start, I’ve asked teens to write non-fiction essays about their experiences with friendship break-ups, road trips, loving a rock band, and dealing with ex-best friends—all topics I explore inContinue reading “True Teen Stories: What happened to friends till the end?”