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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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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas So, I’m gonna preface this by saying that I would not put this book ANYWHERE near a teen shelf. This is solidly New Adult, which is  17 / 18+   –  basically a heavy duty (HEAVY DUTY) PG-13, more likely soft R rating. But here’s the […]

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Saying Farewell

Someone once said that, to say goodbye to a character that has been part of you for years, is like bidding farewell to a piece of you. As I write the last book in Eila’s story, I know it’s true. I have no doubt that when I’m done with the final book in the UNDERTOW […]

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The Scarlet Trilogy by A.C. Gaughen

I have a bit of a confession to make: I owned Scarlet for over a year before I pulled it off my bookshelf and set to reading it. And I bought Lady Thief  before I ever read Scarlet because I was a sucker for the idea behind the story and the breathtaking covers. But I still […]

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Book Review: Unconditional by Cherie Hudson

Unconditional by Cherie Hudson **This title is NEW ADULT and not appropriate for teen readers** Many thanks to Pan Macmillan for offering me an ARC of this title. Their generosity has no impact on my review. I enjoyed this title and burned through it in one day. It’s a light-hearted semi-fairy tale of a young […]

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Writing Real Characters

So, lately I’ve not been here, on my blog, because I am trying to get the final edits to CRUEL SUMMER done, so you can get your hot little hands on Kian, Ana, and MJ on March 16th, 2015 at the Girl Power Author Panel (deets to come). But I needed to squeeze in some […]

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Book Review: ZEROBOXER by Fonda Lee

ZEROBOXER by FONDA LEE Flux, April 8, 2015 Preorder: AMAZON, B&N TEASER / SUMMARY: A high-action sci-fi about a young man battling to make it to the top in the world of zero gravity prizefighting, amid brewing interplanetary conflict, pitched as Rocky meets Gattaca. Eighteen-year-old Carr “the Raptor” Luka is an athletic phenom, a rising […]

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Why the agony of writing for teens is worth it

Writers can become burned out. I don’t mean the hyperventilating, “OMG I have no story ideas!” type of burn out. I mean the grind of the words, the constant push to out-write your last book, the stiff necks, the time crunches, and the piecemealing of a life outside of your characters’ worlds. You try to balance […]

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Six Weirdos, Two Hours, One Awesome Time

YA FALL FICTION PANEL: Come Meet the Voices Behind Some of Today’s Most Popular Young Adult Fiction!   Scott Blagden, author of DEAR LIFE YOU SUCK/ HMH Hillary Monahan author MARY: THE SUMMONING/ Disney/ Hyperion Trisha Leaver author of CREED/ Flux Books Lauren Roy author of NIGHT OWLS/ Ace Books K.R. Conway: Author of STORMFRONT Moderated […]

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Wattpad, Giveaways, and Cruel Summer

I am so very excited to let you all in on a few fabulous things:   A. CRUEL SUMMER I am loading to Wattpad (a chapter every Friday until it is set to go live as a print book). The link is here: http://www.wattpad.com/77897632-cruel-summer If you don’t already know it, UNDERTOW is also loading to WattPad […]

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