Thanks to a teen reader for letting me know that NPR is creating a list of the Best-Ever Teen Novels–and North of Beautiful has been nominated! I can hardly believe it. You can vote for your 10 favorite titles, including some of my beloved faves like the classic Betsy-Tacy series and books by John Green, … Read More
Happy Support Teen Literature Day, readergirlz! How are you rocking the drop? Which book are you leaving for another to find? Post your photo at the readergirlz facebook page and tweet #rockthedrop. It’s a perfect day to share your love of YA lit!
Today by Justina Chen featuring gem jewelry Worked on my revision for RETURN TO ME… For sure, choose happiness.
A day of rumination as I tackle the rewrite of RETURN TO ME. Journaling. Plotting. Caffeinating.
Road Trip by Justina Chen featuring lace up booties So excited about my next research expedition. Giddy, really. Can you tell where I’m going?
Starting to research my next novel…here a day before Discovery’s final launch. What an amazing event!
LOVED how Universal Studios totally went all out for a child through the Make a Wish Foundation. Not a single person in line grumbled for having to wait extra long before entering Ollivander’s…
Now this sign is true if I know my editor who wrote the most insightful editorial letter about my next novel. Revision work begins! Thank you, dearest Alvina, for pouring your heart into my words.
How cool would it be to step into a version of a world you created? I was so taken with Harry Potter World at Universal Studios. Of course, my favorite storefront was Scrivenshaft’s. If only it were a real store…
Three feelings arose after snowmobiling to Machine Gun Ridge: Freedom. Peace. Faith. And those may be at the core of my next, next novel…