AFTER THE SHOT DROPS

As a debut novelist, I lived with the constant fear that my first book would be so horrible or sell so poorly that I'd never publish anything ever again. Well, in your face, crippling self-doubt! I've sold my next YA novel to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! Here's the announcement from Publisher's Weekly: And you can add … Continue reading AFTER THE SHOT DROPS

A WRITER’S SEARCH HISTORY: OR, I’M PROBABLY FLAGGED BY THE FBI

  The first book I ever wrote was a YA zombie apocalypse novel. In my defense, this was before THE WALKING DEAD became a TV show, before WORLD WAR Z was made into a movie, and before the plethora of YA zombie novels that now exist. It's not very good. Correction: it's not good. Mostly, … Continue reading A WRITER’S SEARCH HISTORY: OR, I’M PROBABLY FLAGGED BY THE FBI

WELCOME HOME

I'm excited to announce that I'll have a short story in a collection of YA adoption-themed short stories¬†edited by Eric Smith, to be published by Jolly Fish Press in fall 2017. Check out his far more meaningful/detailed post about it over here at his site. Or, if you're too lazy, here are some snippets: "Welcome … Continue reading WELCOME HOME

NYC Teen Author Festival 2016

I'm excited to announce that I'll be joining a billion awesome YA authors as part of the NYC Teen Author Festival in March. I'll be on a panel at the NY Public Library about writing realistic fiction on Fri, 3/18 and I'll be signing at Books of Wonder on Sun, 3/20. If you're around that … Continue reading NYC Teen Author Festival 2016