To be honest, I have a soft spot for my sophomore novel: So when the blogger of Black Teens Read 2 emailed me today, pointing to her way-amazing review of GIRL OVERBOARD, I literally cried–healthy, happy tears. She even picked out my favorite scene to highlight in her Spoiler Alert. THANK YOU, Ari!
My GIRL OVERBOARD book tour buddy, Hannah Teter, has her own Ben & Jerry’s flavor created and named in her honor: Maple Blondie. Enjoy it while you can!
How amazing is this… Book Chic made a vlog for Seven Book Babes. Not only did he wear the Girl Overboard / Burton Snowboards T-shirt that I had sent him many moons ago, but he talked about two fun inside stories nested within NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL. Talk about super astute reader. He truly is Mr. … Read More
Thanks to all my readers and friends–my book paparrazzi–who’ve been messaging me with sightings of my books in their local bookstores. For instance, Book Chic went around his town to take pix of his favorite authors’ books (and to remerchandise some to face out positions). Love that! He found NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL and GIRL OVERBOARD … Read More
Look at the Valentine’s Day ad that Little, Brown Books created for Sara Zarr’s SWEETHEARTS and my GIRL OVERBOARD. How sweet is that. Now, I just need to find the cookie on Sara’s book cover.
So I overheard one fellow YA author dismissing the teens we write for, and I swear, I wanted to reach over and bop the author on the head. Hard. Here’s why I write for teens… I give you Exhibit A, a message I just received on Facebook: “I finished reading Girl Overboard a few days … Read More
Melissa Walker–new readergirlz diva, author of the fabulous Violet on the Runway series, and co-founder of my new obsession: iheartdaily.com–sent me a paparrazzi shot…of my novel, GIRL OVERBOARD. I didn’t realize the book was out in paperback already, but here it is in Barnes & Noble! Today I am grateful for readers who are still … Read More
Here I am, on the eve of leaving America to move to China for our year abroad. It’s been a lovely whirlwind of family and friends that’s often felt like my own Olympic of goodbyes. My emotions by Wordle: The week started with a last goodbye with the readergirlz divas where we toasted each other … Read More
And now this from Melissa Walker whose VIOLET IN PRIVATE is featured (and dissected–in a good way!) at readergirlz this month… Guess what? My new writer-buddy is giving away a copy of GIRL OVERBOARD to those intrepid enough to take a fun quiz! (I was wondering why Melissa wanted me to sign the book but … Read More
After hearing me whine, cry, and moan about only being allowed to bring 50 books into China next year, my hubby bought me a Kindle. Today was play day. I am an early adopter of fashion, not of technology. So I gingerly unpacked the Kindle and have to admit: what the device had going for … Read More