Category Archives: writing life

::taps mic:: is anyone there? I know I’ve been a horrifically bad blogger this year. I’ve really taken to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr for my social media, because the sharing and commenting features are so much more natural and organic … Continue reading

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Still abuzz from the star-studded premiere of Veronica Mars! You guys. You guys… I have lost the ability to form words. It was so amazing. I took all the pictures. First of all–the flick is great. Go see it this weekend! … Continue reading

Posted in fabulosity, party girl, veronica mars, writing life, YA 7 Comments

In the months since the release of ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA, I’ve heard from a lot of readers about loving Persis, loving Princess Isla, Persis and Isla’s relationship, general gender-flippery, and even wanting a star cove of their very own. … Continue reading

Posted in star-swept, writing advice, writing life, YA 2 Comments

After the discussion exploded on Twitter and Facebook yesterday, I felt I would be remiss if I didn’t include a more in-depth analysis of the issue here. I think there are some who are misunderstanding the complaint of the YA … Continue reading

Posted in industry, industry news, romance, writing industry, writing life, YA 4 Comments

So I go off and be Viv for one week and look what happens! * For Darkness Shows the Stars is named to the 2014 Lone Star Reading List * Across a Star-Swept Sea is named to the 2013-2014 Winter … Continue reading

Posted in fabulosity, PAP, series, star-swept, writing life, YA 1 Comment

I often get asked in interviews or on panels how I got an agent and a book deal. I think this is because of two reasons: 1) a lot of times, the people asking the questions are aspiring writers themselves, … Continue reading

Posted in writing advice, writing industry, writing life 1 Comment

We’re at the two week countdown to the release of ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA. How exciting is that? I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book forever. Oh, wait. I have. Fourteen months now since we sent this baby … Continue reading

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Recently, there’s been a rash of cases where indie writers (a.k.a. self publishers), have been outed as plagiarists. A few months ago, NPR and Fast Company covered a breaking story about rampant plagiarism in the erotica section of the Amazon … Continue reading

Posted in biz, industry, writing industry, writing life 26 Comments

So as I was trying to update some records, I stumbled on the new cover and the paperback release date for my witch anthology, UNDER MY HAT: TALES FROM THE CAULDRON. I’m not sure I’m crazy about the fade away/split … Continue reading

Posted in anthologies, omega city, other writers, writing life, YA 1 Comment

So I managed 2,000 words of a blog post yesterday and then only about 800 of actual new words in my WIP, which is disappointing, but on the flipside I got to have lunch with a friend and then an … Continue reading

Posted in Austen, boys, feminism, narnia, other writers, PAP, star-swept, unicorns, writing life 5 Comments