Author Archive

Winners and Other Awesome Stuff

We have a winner! The winner of the gorgeously illustrated book, Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave, is Shelley Moore Thomas! Who happens to be the author of an upcoming Middle Grade masterpiece, The Seven Tales of Trinket. Oh my … Continue reading

The Scary Times: One Week Until Book Launch!

I’m going to get real here, friends: It’s not all that fun right now. I mean, sure, it’s fun, everyone’s excited about the book coming out, I’m baking a million cupcakes for the launch party at Bookpeople on the 25th… … Continue reading

Vasilisa the Brave: Celebrating Joy Preble!

One of the very best things about being a writer, at least in Central Texas, is the company. There are SO MANY amazing writers here! And if you are lucky enough to live here (and come out of your writing … Continue reading

Making the Book Trailer + A Giveaway!

Oh, friends. There are parts of this whole debut author thing that scare me to death. Mostly it’s the technology-related stuff. (You may have picked up on the fact that I’m really the tiniest bit afraid of Twitter, even though … Continue reading

Happy Confetti: What’s Shaking This Week

Tis the season for ARC giveaways! And this week, you have two more chances to win an Advance Reader’s Copy of The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy… as well as a bunch of swag and candy. (We’re talking dark chocolate … Continue reading

One Month Left: Bookish News

Well, friends, I’ve been shopping! Which I normally hate, but this is sort of fun shopping – for my launch party! All sorts of exciting raffle prizes to match the theme. (Um, a whole CASE of candy bars is one … Continue reading

Great Reviews and Free ARCs, Too!

Well, Aloha, friends! I just got back from a two-week vacation-of-a-lifetime in Hawaii, and I’m feeling very, very happy. Not just because of this: Or this: But also, because of this: AMAZING Publishers Weekly Review of The Sinister Sweetness of … Continue reading

Cover Love: My Sinister Sweetness Cover Arrives!

It came in the mail!!! My book jacket! From my delightful, kind editor, who sends me lovely things from time to time, and this week sent me this:   Is it not the most gorgeous thing ever??? Click on it … Continue reading

Where Do Ideas Come From?

I know, right? It’s the question every writer gets, and every writer I know has come up with some pat answer to fend off further questions. (One of my writer friends says he gets his ideas at a little shop … Continue reading

This Week’s Awesomeness: Middle Grade Mania

Hi, friends! I want to direct your attention away from my little blog today, and over to the new brainchild of debut author Laurisa White Reyes (The Rock of Ivanore, 2012). After realizing how easy it was to find YA … Continue reading