Archive for the ‘People I Love’ Category

Stillwater Magic: School Visit Paradise

Wow! I gotta tell you, Oklahoma is amazing. I didn’t know what to expect after that phenomenal last trip to Norman (two weeks of awesome), but it shouldn’t have surprised me at all that the schools in Stillwater would be … Continue reading

Nightingale’s Nest is in Paperback + School Visit Fun

Wow! I have to admit, I’ve been so busy with school visits, Skype visits, guest blog posts, family stuff, and (oh, yes!) finishing my latest novel (super creepy one) that I almost forgot to say happy book birthday to me! … Continue reading

Oklahoma Loveliness, and Texas Festival Fun!

I just got back from an amazing week in Oklahoma! I signed hundreds of books, met hundreds of librarians and thousands of readers, and had as much fun as an author can have, thanks to Permabound Books, Best of Books … Continue reading

Oklahoma? More Than OK!

I’m a native Texan, but my mom and grandma were both born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. So I think it’s pretty cool that my first out-of-state conference* next week will be to the Oklahoma Technology Association’s Encyclo-Media conference. I guess I’m … 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

Exciting Events: Bookworks Launch Party in Albuquerque with Kimberley Griffiths Little!

Oh my goodness. This one is for anyone who lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico, or who knows anyone living near there. Or who feels like driving/flying/hang gliding there for an awesome event. On Saturday, August 2, at 10:30 am, I … Continue reading

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

The Very Best Writing Advice

I just came back from the Houston Writer’s Guild Annual Conference. It was wonderful. I shocked everyone in the morning with my hilariously inappropriate keynote (and can I say, thank goodness the audio recording was turned off? Now the rest … Continue reading