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World Read Aloud Day 2014: Share the Love!

Last year I participated for the first time in Kate Messner‘s author sign-up for World Read-Aloud Day. I had so much fun, I couldn’t wait for it to come back around – and here it is! Happy World Read-Aloud Day, … Continue reading

Nightingale’s Nest Launch Party and Blog Tour Updates

Oh, friends, I am one tired little bird. But it’s  the lovely kind of tired you get from having one of your life’s great dreams come true, so I am NOT complaining! I am happy tired. I spent the weekend … Continue reading

Literary Love Fest, Anyone?

  Come out and join me (oh, and also some incredibly famous author types – just don’t get in my way when I’m trying to get their autographs, okay?) at the MoCo Book Festival this weekend! I’ll have some free … Continue reading

If the Question is SCBWI, the Answer is YES.

I just spent a day and a half in the company of some of the most talented, resourceful, creative, highly-skilled writers and illustrators in Texas (although some of them were from the Northeast, Oklahoma, California, etc., drawn into the vortex … Continue reading

Happy Birthday to When Audrey Met Alice!

A few months back, I had the great pleasure or reading a debut novel written by someone I’ve only met on Twitter, Rebecca Behrens. She seemed super lovely, and I had my fingers crossed that I’d like her book. I … Continue reading

Ready or Not, 2014 is Here!

And I am SO not ready. The paperback for Sinister Sweetness releases in about two weeks. Nightingale’s Nest releases at the end of February. My first round of edits for Book #3 (Wish Girl, but the title is one of … Continue reading

Nightingale’s Nest ARC Winners! (Yes, two!)

Merry Christmas! And an especially merry one to Erica and Lori, whose names were drawn by my eleven year-old son to win copies of my next book! (Now, you both need to send me your email addresses. ) (I know, … Continue reading

An Early/Late Christmas Gift: Nightingale’s Nest ARC Giveaway!

In early December, I found out something rather remarkable, to me anyway. My next book, Nightingale’s Nest – you know that one I wrote a couple of years ago, and knew no one would publish (too quiet, too weird, too … Continue reading

Famous Authors and Goats: October Shenanigans!

Howdy, friends! October was a fun month. It started off with a great local event, a winetasting fundraiser for the Dripping Springs Community Library. I emcee’d (a first time for everything!) for special guest, Texas-based singer-songwriter, editor, and author Kasey … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Texas Book Festival, Daydreaming, & Writerly Terror

The Texas Book Festival is upon us! Flee, flee! No, wait. Don’t flee.* Unless you’re running off to the official site to decide whether to see R. L Stine, Lemony Snicket, Sherman Alexie, Katherine Applegate, Anne Ursu, Claire Legrand… oh, … Continue reading