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Book Signing at Titcombs

Howdy everyone! I will be at Titcombs Bookshop on Rte 6A in East Sandwich tomorrow, March 13th, from 1-2pm, signing my books (including True North). Come on down and find me!! It’s also the 1-year anniversary of Cruel Summer – the Undertow series prequel novel that revolves around Ana, Kian, and MJ. If you are daunted […]

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Writer Woe Number 428 (or something like that): Too Many Blasted Characters

First of all, I know what you’re going to say. You’re going to say that the sheer volume of characters in my novels is my own stupid fault. That I was a doofus and basically unleashed the population of a small movie theater (on a Harry Potter premier night) into my imagination and said, “Sure […]

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Chuck Wendig and Young Adult Fiction

I write YA (upper YA, if we are getting technical). My main audience is in the 15/16 year old range right through adulthood. The UNDERTOW series is a thinking person’s mystery, threaded through a wild cast of supernatural characters. My focus has always been on building real characters who jump off the page and haunt people […]

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Sturgis West High School Fiction Craft Classes

I will be at STURGIS WEST this coming week, teaching Fiction Craft to the entire 10th grade!  If you are a 10th grader, my schedule runs as follows:   APRIL 15th: Classes D+E will learn about pinpointing the “What If” question and how to build rich characters with voice, body language, music, and attitude. APRIL […]

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Bookstores and Book Signings

I’ve had many Indie authors ask me how I landed book signings for UNDERTOW at various bookstores. The questions were the same: How did I ask them? What did I say? Who did I beg? Want the truth? I didn’t ask any of them. Instead, they asked me. Now, don’t get me wrong – I […]

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#PitMad and Twitter Fun

Well – I competed in #pitmad on Twitter today. Yup – did get a request. Many thanks to Trisha Leaver for breaking out her pompoms to cheer me on! And a big thanks to all the retweets from fellow authors and some agents! #Pitmad is basically 140 characters of hell in which you pitch your […]

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All Around the Town: Tales from Bus Driver Hell

It is possible that I have been asked to write a Bombeckesque memoir about being a bus driver at least fifty times. And yes – the tales from the road could fill an encyclopdeia. But I am a professional writer (and driver) and believe it or not, my time is somewhat squeezed. So yes – […]

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BOOK REVIEW: FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS (YA Dystopian)

FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS by DIANA PETERFREUND ENGLISH TEACHERS TAKE HEED! This book should – no, MUST – be on the classroom reading list. I’d say it is best for the 8th grade and up crowd due to size, but on a reading level, it is not at all difficult. I’d dare say this […]

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Book Review: THE SELECTION (YA Dystopian Romance)

BEWARE – A few spoilers. Not many though! THE SELECTION by Kiera Class: Right out of the box, I will say it: Absolutely worth reading. I will follow this with a warning however: It ain’t finished. Call me crazy, but I was told over and over again that any one book in a series must […]

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GUEST BLOG: Beach + Kid = Torture? Maybe not . . .

Beach Babies Survival 101 by Amy Elizabeth (GUEST BLOGGER) http://www.capecodmommies.com/ Living on Cape Cod and having children means a mom needs to become a beach pro and quick!  My first few trips to the beach with my son, while still under age 1, were definitely learning experience.  I would pack way to much or not enough.  My first […]

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Kate Conway

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