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Yearly Archives: 2011

holiday extravaganza (and book recommendations)!

This Saturday, December 17th, at the wonderful Orem Public Library, I will be signing with a bunch of amazing authors (including Brandon Mull, Jessica Day George, Bree Despain, Nathan Hale, Kristen Chandler, Rick Walton, Robison Wells, Dan Wells, Tyler Whitesides, Jed Henry, and E.J. Patten) from 12:00 -2:00 p.m. That is a LOT of authors and, if you are in the Orem area, you could




several VERY fun things

The first fun thing is this video (and song) above, DESERT SYMPHONY, by Shaye Scott/The Piano Guys. My sister Elaine sent me this and said, “This makes me think of CROSSED” and then I watched the video and boy, does it ever. I cried about ten times while I was watching it. I think we have a new addition to the CROSSED playlist! And please,




official crossed playlist!

This is a pretty long playlist because I was writing this book for a year and a half, so I had a lot of time to find good songs. While I don’t listen to music while I’m writing, I do listen to it when I’m editing and often I’ll listen to songs before I start writing to get me in the right mood (and to




final blog tour stop: interview with beth revis

Author Beth Revis (who I’ve been able to hang out with both on the Breathless Reads and the Smart Chicks tour, and who is a lovely person and wonderful writer) interviewed me today for the last stop on the CROSSED blog tour. And she asked some great questions and I ended up telling her all kinds of things, like how I managed to get my




blog tour day twelve: a day in the life of an author (traveling)

Today’s post is also brought to you by a blogger from the United Kingdom: Dead Book Darling. Thank you so much for participating in the tour, Kay! Tomorrow is the very last day of the blog tour (and it is a fun one, so be sure to check back)! I can’t believe it. Many, many thanks to all who have participated and been so generous,




blog tour day eleven: a day in the life of an author at home

The blog tour goes international today over at Wondrous Reads (Jenny is a lovely blogger who is based in the United Kingdom). Many thanks for letting me visit! Today, I talk about what a typical day is like for me at home. I’m afraid it’s not very glamorous, but it’s all true.