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Monthly Archives: September 2012

twitter tonight! and a new song for the REACHED playlist! and austin teen book fest!

Don’t forget, the chat on twitter (use the hashtag #allychat) is from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST (that’s from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for those of us on MST) TONIGHT, September 25th! I’m excited to talk with you, answer questions, etc. And many thanks to Penguin Teen for putting this all together! Someone on twitter asked me about the REACHED playlist. While I won’t post the full playlist until




there are no pictures

with this blog post. Sometimes I get paralyzed thinking I need to find a great picture to go with a blog post, and then I don’t post. I missed posting yesterday because my kids came down with strep. My writing time (I have a babysitter for eight hours a week so I can get writing done, and then I make up the rest of the




hats on chicks. also, announcing allychat.

Smart Chicks last night was very, very fun (thank you, SLC!). They are in Vegas today, and I get to meet up with them in Edmonton for Thursday’s event (yahoo!). I’ve been to Canada before, but never for a book-related event, and I kind of can’t wait. If you live in the Edmonton area, I would LOVE to see you there!! Also, for those of




What I Did This Summer, A Photo Essay

Labor Day has come and gone, so I guess we can (mostly) say goodbye to summer–it is still hot hot hot here, which is great. Winter will be long enough. But I thought I’d post a few pictures of what I did this summer as we gear up for the fall…and REACHED. As if I’m going back to school too…although I’m actually the only person