Release Day Love Giveaway!

This is a post about books and friendships (and bear with me because you can also win things!). Sometime back in 2008 or so, I met my good friend and critique partner, Tiffany Schmidt, on Twitter. At the time, we were both agent-less writers with big dreams of one day getting published. The first time […]

An Apocalyptic Thanks (giveaway!)

Oh, December…a time to reflect on the year that has gone by, bake holiday goodies, and try to catch up on reading all the freaking AMAZING books that came out over the last 12 months! I think it’s safe to say 2012 was a banner year for debut authors and I’ve been trying to think […]

Through To You – Release Day!

Today is the day THROUGH TO YOU goes out into the world and ceases to be my book–it now belongs to all of YOU. For months now, it has been finding its way to librarians, book sellers, and reviewers, but TODAY anyone in North America can purchase a copy online or at their local book […]

A Book Is Born

Please excuse my lack of preamble, niceties, etc, because… LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL!   It’s a real live book with a front cover, a back cover, and even inside flaps! The title GLITTERS in the light! You may observe the barcode, ISBN, and swanky new QR code that will send you to a […]

ARC Giveaway Winner!

First, I would like to thank everyone who participated in this giveaway. Your comments and enthusiasm over the cover and the book simply took my breath away. This was such an exciting thing to share with all of you–thank you for making it into a true celebration! And those of you who entered your addresses for […]

THROUGH TO YOU – Cover Reveal – and ARC giveaway!

I am beyond excited to share at last! THROUGH TO YOU will be out October 2nd from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins! Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, […]

New Release Date!

Things have been BUSY around here, as you can probably guess! I’ve been working away on Book 2, planning a honeymoon my husband and I should have taken a decade ago, and I have seen the cover art for THROUGH TO YOU! It is killing me not to share…but all in good time. Anyway, the […]

2012 Brings TWO Special Debuts

I rarely get very personal on this blog, but today I’m just going to go all crazy whats-going-on-with-me, so…LOOK OUT! 2012 was already set to be one of the biggest years of my life. I have been entirely focused on NOVEMBER 20 as the date to end all dates (no, they haven’t rescheduled the apocalypse, but it […]

An Anniversary Giveaway!

Today is a very special day. Just thinking about it makes me totally overwhelmed and appreciative and blows my mind anew. One year ago today, my amazing agent, Mary Kole, of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, offered me representation. Her email popped up on my Blackberry at 7:30am the day after I received my very […]

A Successful Query Letter

(I am cross-posting this with the BRAVE NEW WORDS blog since it might actually be helpful to post my query letter on my own blog) Since I previously blogged rather ecstatically HERE about signing with Mary Kole, I thought I’d focus this Agent Story post on the query letter that set my publication journey in motion. I […]