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Fun Little Bits

More lovely reviews!

The first is from Kiss the Book, a review blog for librarians, which lists GROUNDED as “ESSENTIAL” reading and goes on to say that “Grounded is perfect for upper elementary and middle school readers. Rapunzel’s …



Friday I’m In Love

Wonderful things of the day:

1) GROUNDED is a Best Book of the Month for May on!

2) I was invited by the illustrious, Newbery Honor-winning author Kirby Larson to participate in Friend Friday on her web site, so …



The Celebration Continues!

Here’s another fantastic post in support of GROUNDED over on EMUs Debuts – this one about the wonderful people who came into our lives and changed them forever. (I love this post!)

Also, I found out today about a great




When I started this blog two years and eight months ago, I wrote this:

“This summer, I finished rewriting my first book.  Well – not my first book.  There were others.  But they don’t count, because they were terrible.  



Launch Week!

It’s almost here! Tomorrow is the day! And this week, my amazing agency siblings on EMU’s Debuts are celebrating GROUNDED’s book birthday.

Here is today’s awesome post about favorite fairy tale retellings!

Head over to EMU’s Debuts and comment, and …



More Cool Stuff

I’m gearing up for the big day, and cool things just keep happening!

I was delighted to guest post on Kissing the Earth this week. My fellow debut author Tamara Ellis Smith interviewed me and my dear friend Kristin Brown, …



One Week

One week from today, I will be a published author.

That is… I don’t even know how to describe what that is. Big. Good. Awesome. Weird. Scary. Amazing. Unreal.

I ordered some archival pens. For signing books. I seriously did …



Positive Reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal

I’m so glad to be able to share more great reviews of GROUNDED! The full reviews are here:

Booklist Review

School Library Journal Review

Since both Booklist and SLJ require that users sign up to read full reviews, I’ll include …



See you all at GeekyCon

I’ve been invited to be part of this summer’s GeekyCon Lit Track, and I could not be more excited. The folks at Geeky announced it here today!

I went to GeekyCon last summer (when it was still LeakyCon) and attended …



Praise from Publisher’s Weekly!

I read reviews much like I watch horror movies: with my hands mostly over my eyes. My editor sent me my Publisher’s Weekly review this morning, and I read it very quickly, missing almost everything, fearful that I might find …


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