Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

So Much Awesomeness: Galindo Elementary Style

Oh. My. Goodness. I just had one of the most amazing school author visits in the history of school, authors, or visits. I was invited last year to come to Galindo Elementary in Austin, by the amazing uber-librarian, Diane Collier. … Continue reading

TLA 2014: A Starry-Eyed Writer Reports Back

Oh, the wonder that is the Texas Library Association’s mammoth annual conference! I only had two days there this week (due to other conferences I will blog about soon, which were also superb), but in those two days I lived … Continue reading

Houston Writers Guild Conference and Other Loveliness!

Hi, friends! I am the very busiest of bees these days, with all sorts of conferences coming up! First off, I am going to be doing an author signing (and sing and tap dance, or whatever they have planned for … Continue reading

Nightingale’s Nest: Your Questions Answered (Soon)

Okay y’all, so I’m doing this really cool thing (way too cool for old-fashioned me) this Tuesday afternoon, from 4-5 pm CDT, over at the Penguin Young Authors Early Word page! I’ll be joining superstars Lisa Von Drasek and Nora … Continue reading

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