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Monthly Archives: April 2011

the winner is…

Stephanie, who suggested Ice Ice Baby and Can’t Touch This for road trip songs! Congrats, Stephanie! E-mail me your mailing address and I will send you this copy of Back When You Were Easier to Love ASAP! And happy release day one more time to Emily Wing Smith. I so wish I could have been at the launch party but I was in LA at

ya smackdown: team dystopia

TEAM DYSTOPIA. Party like it’s 1984. You may have heard a little about the YA Smackdown Event taking place TOMORROW in California. You may have read Gayle Forman (Team Contemporary)’s blog post on the subject here. Or Kami Garcia and Margie Stohl (Team Paranormal’s) post here. And, after reading both their posts, I have come to several conclusions.* First, we’ll begin with Team Contemporary, since

giveaway: back when you were easier to love

Happy Tuesday! I’ve responded to all the comments in the last two posts–many thanks for all your feedback. And that Logan event last week was crazy (over 1,000 people came!). I’m so grateful to all who came and to my fellow authors for including me in such an awesome event. And…remember this book? This clever, fun, bittersweet, thoughtful novel that I posted about earlier this

logan event, and yalsa list

Quick post–there’s a lot going on this week!–but I wanted to: 1) Remind blog readers of the AWESOME EVENT IN LOGAN starring Shannon Hale, James Dashner, Jessica Day George, Brandon Mull (and I get to come along too). It’s THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 22, and if you are anywhere near it would be great to see you there. Details here. 2) Share some wonderful news! MATCHED

acknowledgments: nic

I tend to keep my acknowledgments simple in my books. This is because they would go on for pages and pages if I were to properly thank those who helped me (I need a LOT of help when writing books). But I realized that I can go on and on (and on and on) on my blog and so I thought it might be fun


Today I am going to write a post about things for which I am grateful (why does that sentence sound wrong? is it wrong? can someone fix my grammar?). My good friend Brook does this almost daily on her blog and I love reading her posts. So here we go: 1. I am grateful for Emily Wing Smith and her kindness as an author and