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!”

Nothing Compares 2 U

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”

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”

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”

Girls Night Out… at the Library!

I just got home from an evening at the Francestown Library with the coolest and most adorable group of teenage girls ever.  And I’m not just saying that because they live in my town. 😉 These lovely young ladies came out to help me kick off the month of June with a “Girls Night Out”Continue reading “Girls Night Out… at the Library!”

Giveaway Tuesday: Best Friends 4-Eva!

In just three weeks from today, REUNITED hits the shelves!  So, in celebration of the final countdown, I’m hosting a giveaway a week.  And each week, the prizes get bigger & better! The winner of last week’s contest, and the proud owner of a REUNITED T-shirt, signed bookmarks, & a Road Trip Mix CD is… (drumrollContinue reading “Giveaway Tuesday: Best Friends 4-Eva!”

The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes 2: Electric Boogaloo

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”

Truth or Dare Challenge

Oh, Truth or Dare, why can’t I resist you?  From that very first game at summer camp, I was hooked.  I can still remember the go-to dare I inflicted upon countless girls during our sixth and seventh grade sleepovers:  pull down your pajama bottoms and run past So-and-So’s parents in the kitchen. Good times. AndContinue reading “Truth or Dare Challenge”