Learn more about WriteOut, a writing camp for teens founded by Ally that starts this summer in Cedar City, UT.

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WriteOut: A Writing Camp for Teens

I am very, VERY excited to announce that we’ve founded WriteOut, a writing camp for teens. The inaugural camp will run June 28-30, 2017, at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. Students will work alongside published authors, go hiking and writing in a National Park, and attend a play at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. We’ll also have a costume ball, book signings and author




Fall 2015 Tour + ATLANTIA Paperback

The ATLANTIA paperback (with its beautiful new cover!) is out on October 20, 2015. This book is about sisters and mystery and a crumbling underwater city and falling in love for the first time. It’s a standalone novel (not a series) and it is set in the future (it’s not about mermaids, just people who have escaped air pollution by building a city underwater). To




holiday signing! and book gift guide

On Saturday, December 14th, I’ll be part of the Orem Library’s Holiday Author Extravaganza. This is one of my favorite events of the year and I love the Orem Library. Books will be available for sale or you can bring them (but please but something on-site to support the library if you can). Lots of other authors and illustrators will be there. We’ll have an




september events

I had a wonderful time speaking, signing, and meeting with readers in Boise. And I was so pleased to get this picture of Cassia Street (don’t worry, I wasn’t the one driving when I took this). It was an awesome trip. Since I don’t have a new book coming out this fall, I have less travel/events than I have had the past three years (which




comic con recap + upcoming event in BOISE! + an update

So Comic-Con…I don’t really even know where to begin. I couldn’t believe I got to be on this panel with these amazing women (who all said such smart things, and our moderator, Sherrie Smith, was truly fantastic with her thoughtful questions and follow-up). It’s lovely to hear writers you admire talk about writing and characterization and the process. Thank you to all of you who




summertime & comic-con

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I’m going to get back to a regular posting schedule (right now I’m thinking maybe I’ll post on Mondays? does anyone even read blogs anymore?). But there are two things I wanted to mention before even more days slipped away from this going-far-too-quickly-summer. First, I am going to Comic-Con for the first time! I am over the