Learn more about WriteOut, a writing camp for teens founded by Ally.

Monthly Archives: October 2011

announcing: the crossed blog tour

I haven’t been posting much lately, but I have been writing guest posts like mad to prepare for the CROSSED Blog Tour. For the next few weeks, beginning tomorrow, the release day of CROSSED(!), I’ll be posting every weekday on other sites (and linking to them here, of course). I had so much fun writing the posts. In them, I share new info about CROSSED

one week! one week! one week!

I had to post the link to the CROSSED trailer again. I love this trailer so much… One week until CROSSED is out in the world. I’ve been working on a slew of blog entries for the official blog tour, and I will be sure to post links to those as they come up. And don’t forget to brush up on your Matched Facts. Many

crossed trailer & yalsa top ten & more big news

Awesome news! The official trailer for CROSSED is up, exclusively at ew.com. I am dying to know what you guys think. This trailer is beautifully done and I love it–and I think it’s the perfect transition from MATCHED to CROSSED. I also have some truly unbelievable news. MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten Books. This award means the world to

it's time for another song on the crossed playlist!

I’m on my way to Providence, Rhode Island to speak at the NEIBA Fall Conference. In fact, I’m writing this post in the Salt Lake City Airport, which has free wi-fi, which I LOVE. (Other airports, take note!) The release date for CROSSED is getting closer and closer. And I thought this would be a good time to tell you another song from the playlist.

re-read matched month!

The lovely folks at Penguin Teen have declared October to be “Re-Read Matched Month.” And I will say that it is a great idea to re-read MATCHED to be ready for CROSSED because the story picks right up again in Chapter 1 of CROSSED. To celebrate Re-Read Matched Month, Penguin Teen has made an awesome tumblr of Matched Facts to help refresh your memory. They’ve

crossed gets a starred review from kirkus!

BIG NEWS. We received our first major professional review for CROSSED and it is from Kirkus. And it’s a starred review! (!!!) I am giddy, giddy, giddy about this. Here is a little of what they had to say: “Cassia and Ky grapple with secrets, wilderness and the tumultuous meanings of love in the second installment of this addictive, layered dystopic trilogy… “Although two-boys-one-girl triangles