Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

Nightingale’s Nest and the Texas Institute of Letters!

I am back from a whirlwind week at the huge AWP conference in Minneapolis (It rained! It snowed! I made an idiot of myself over several famous authors!), and I’ll post a bit more about that later… but yesterday was … Continue reading

An Unforgettable YA Writing Residency: Nova Ren Suma at the Writing Barn this Fall

Hi, writer friends! I am delighted to announce that the lovely Lynne Kelly and I will be guest teaching authors at a week-long writing residency program this fall at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas. And Nova Ren Suma, who … Continue reading

Best of Books in Edmond: Signing, Snakes, Superstar Librarians and a Reader I’ll Never Forget

Wow! I’m just getting caught up on my blog posts about last week’s Oklahoma wonderment! I have to admit, I have more fun in Oklahoma than anywhere else these days. Possibly because the librarians are so passionate and engaged with … Continue reading

Writing about Wish Girl

I’m very pleased to send you away from my blog today to read what I wrote at the Nerdy Book Club blog instead. It’s got all sorts of stuff about my wild childhood, the books that changed me, and what … Continue reading

Rejected Fan Mail, or What To Do if I Don’t Answer Your Email

Hello!! I have been having theĀ  MOST FUN January ever. Also the busiest one! You see, I went to Norman, Oklahoma, and spent two weeks visiting with the coolest readers and aspiring young writers, and meeting and chatting with the … Continue reading

Happy New Year, and Happy Writing :)

Happy Almost New Year! It’s been a terribly exciting year for me… full of terrible things (let’s not talk about dental work and editors who leave) and wonderful things, too. The book of my heart, Nightingale’s Nest, flew out into … Continue reading

Big News: Going to Brazil!

Well, I’m not. But two of my books are! Publisher Bertrand Editora has bought sub-rights to print my books – in Portuguese! I’m not sure precisely when, but Wish Girl and Nightingale’s Nest are both going abroad. I hope they … Continue reading

Recap: Fun at the Book Spot!

Okay, I KNOW this is a super late recap of some of the summer coolness that took place in super-hot August, but I have to share the fun event that was the End of Summer Middle Grade event at the … Continue reading

The Nightingale Summer: Where I Went, Who I Saw, What I Loved

The writing of a book, especially a book that is intensely personal and meaningful like Nightingale’s Nest was for me, is only the beginning. After the drafts, and the revisions, and the copy edits, and the worrying whether people will … Continue reading

Exciting Events: Lovely Review/Lovely ARC Edition

Okay, I lied. I didn’t blog every day last week. I took the weekend off. I will make it up to you with this picture of my newest baby ARCs!!! The blurbs on the ARC cover from Francisco X. Stork, … Continue reading