Rekindling the Flame (at a Writers Conference)

I love writing and I’m grateful to make a living at it. But sometimes, when I’ve been hunched over my computer for 73 hours straight and I still haven’t quite broken the story that consumes every recess of my conscious and subconscious mind, and my right hand has attractively stiffened into its mouse-clicking position atContinue reading “Rekindling the Flame (at a Writers Conference)”

I am a New Adult (Again)

When I was 18 years old, I could not wait to leave my boring, suburban hometown and go to college in the city of Boston. And even though Boston was only a 40-minute drive away, I was convinced that moving to the city had the power to magically transform me—80’s movie montage-style—from a chubby, overachieving nerd, intoContinue reading “I am a New Adult (Again)”

We Are All The Hardest Working Man in Show Business

Yesterday, I started the 7-minute workout, the latest fitness craze made popular by an article in the NY Times. According to the article, “exercises should be performed in rapid succession, allowing 30 seconds for each, while, throughout, the intensity hovers at about an 8 on a discomfort scale of 1 to 10.” So, when IContinue reading “We Are All The Hardest Working Man in Show Business”

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…”

Calling all Los Angeles Reader Girls! (and boys)

On October 25th at 7:00pm, I’ll be doing a reading/book signing at the Glendale Americana Barnes & Noble along with the fabulous Carmen Rodrigues (34 PIECES OF YOU) and Suzanne Lazear (INNOCENT DARKNESS).   We’ll also be talking about the process of of seeing a Young Adult novel into the world.  So, if you’re a YA fan and/or an aspiring writer, please joinContinue reading “Calling all Los Angeles Reader Girls! (and boys)”

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”

No Room For Envy

I met fellow NH writer Laura F. B. at my “Meet & Greet” at the Manchester Barnes & Noble last weekend.  A few days later, she pointed out this great blog post to me, so I’m re-blogging it here.  No Room For Envy (from the blog Live to Write, Write to Live). Despite what Morrissey says,Continue reading “No Room For Envy”

Last Stop: Blue Bunny

I’m still riding the high from last night’s excellent reading/book-signing at Blue Bunny Books & Toys.  Or maybe it was all those cupcakes I ate. 😉 So happy I got the chance to meet some local tweens & teens as well as some lovely and enthusiastic booksellers.   Of course, no Road Trip Book TourContinue reading “Last Stop: Blue Bunny”