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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

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.

writing: setting

photo from canyoneeringusa.com First of all, my apologies if this post is incoherent and rough–I only had two hours of sleep last night, which is not nearly enough for me to function properly. So, be kind. When I was a senior in college, I took a course on Wallace Stegner from Dr. Richard Cracroft. I’ve talked about this before on the blog; how it was

a few answers about crossed

First, a reminder about the signing this Saturday! Hope to see you there! I’ve also responded to all the comments in the last post. I know I don’t do this every time, and I wish I could, but I do try to pop in and respond on posts every now and then. And now, on to the questions–I am so thrilled that people are excited

matched madness! and some q & a

Penguin Teen has declared March to be MATCHED MADNESS month! (I love Penguin Teen.) Click here on Penguin Teen’s facebook page for more info (you’ll have to scroll down a little to find the MATCHED MADNESS entry, but it’s there, I swear).To promote MATCHED this month, they’ve also made these awesome twibbons: You can get yours here. And if you wonder why I don’t have