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Monthly Archives: January 2011

this and that

This is one of those posts where I have a lot of unconnected information to share… Item #1. There are a few updates to the Breathless Reads Tour info over on the Events page. The NYC event at Books of Wonder has changed to 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m., and we had an incorrect address for the CO event (now the address is the

eight years writing

I came up on this anniversary a month or two ago and thought, “I should write a post about that!” and then I worked on an actual book instead. I’ve been writing for longer than eight years–since I was small–but I have been writing seriously for eight years now. By “seriously,” I mean several hours every day except Sunday, with the hope of getting published.

tour! school visits!

Salt Lake City, please don’t have inversion while the other authors are here so they can see how ridiculously beautiful you are! So, did you hear about the Breathless Reads tour? I am SO excited about this! I’ll be going on a five-city tour in February with four other authors: Andrea Cremer, Kirsten Miller, Beth Revis, and Brenna Yovanoff. Click here on the Events page


The other night I woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep. This, for me, a chronically exhausted mom of a 2.5 year old who STILL doesn’t sleep through the night, was a big deal. I realized I was feeling scared. Anxious. About some things very very little and some very very big. The next day my dad came to town. (When all of the

ready set go!

UPDATED: I’ve e-mailed the new winners of SAPPHIQUE–Katie and Sarah! Thanks to all of you who commented. What a great response! The winners of SAPPHIQUE never claimed their prizes–so here we go again! You have until Monday January 17th at noon MST to comment here WITH YOUR E-MAIL address so that I can contact you! 🙂 I will choose two winners.

lists, links, and frequently asked questions

I have lots of awesome info and some faq to answer today so here we go: MATCHED made the ALA 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults List! It also made the ALA 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers List. These lists are chosen by librarians and it is such a thrill for me that they picked MATCHED. Thank you, thank you! Also, I need to