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newsy news

Some news for you: *The CROSSED paperback will be released on March 12. Yahoo! *I am speaking and signing as part of the BREATHLESS READS tour this Saturday, February 16th at 4:00 p.m.at the Orem Barnes and Noble. More info on the Events page. *I am also going to be signing at Braun Books in Cedar City on Friday, March 1, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Yahoo!




texas, upcoming events, and quagga mussels

I just got back from Texas (my first work-related travel in almost six months)! It was hard to leave my family, especially the baby, but this trip had been planned since last August and I’ve really been looking forward to it. The school district that invited me to visit did such great things.




lists and news!

Happy almost-February! I really like this month. I do. There are fun family birthdays, and treats, and it’s short and spring is coming. This is one of those newsy-type posts… First of all, MATCHED was named to YALSA’s list of 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults. You can see the full list here. I love YALSA!!! Remember when MATCHED made the 2011 Teens’ Top Ten




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