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Monthly Archives: December 2010

tonight! live chat and tomorrow! npr interview

Tonight, I’ll be participating in a live online chat with the Mundie Moms (I’m very excited about this). Click here for more information about the chat. It will take place from 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. EST (or, if you are on MST like me, from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.). I’ll be answering questions about MATCHED and it should be a lot of fun! Also, MATCHED will be

links and playlist!

Some very cool articles have popped up online in the last few days. There is this one from the LA Times and this one from Publishers Weekly. I am tremendously grateful to the reporters and reviewers for giving time and attention to MATCHED. And speaking of the book…here is the playlist! Because it was taking me wayyy too long to make it fancy (I am


Just got the news that MATCHED will debut at #5 on the Dec. 19th NYT Bestsellers List (Children’s Chapter Books). Unbelievable!! Huge thanks to everyone at Penguin, and to you, the readers for making this happen! I am over the moon. I can’t stop smiling. And I wish I could think of something wonderful to say to all of you who made this happen, but

more excitement

photo (c) Brook Andreoli, from the MATCHED launch party on Saturday at The King’s English Bookshop What a week it’s been. And I have still more news (and a party invitation for you): MATCHED was chosen as the #1 YA title on Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for December (and MATCHED is also the the #8 pick overall!). Click here to read the list.


I never want to mess things up by announcing them too soon, but since it’s been posted by my publisher on Amazon, I think I’m safe to share this here: CROSSED, the sequel to MATCHED, will be released November 1, 2011. Obviously the cover is not final. And other things might change too. But for those of you who have been asking (I love you