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Category Archives: reading

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




holiday book list (and last signing of the year)!

Many thanks to everyone who came out for the tour–in Salt Lake City, Chicago, Omaha, Houston, Miami, Washington, D.C./Bethesda, and Raleigh. It was such a pleasure to have a chance to meet so many readers, and I LOVED visiting schools and having a chance to speak with students, teachers, and librarians. Also, a huge thank-you to the independent booksellers who hosted the events. There are




website updates, and taking questions

The official website for the MATCHED SERIES has been updated with all three of the new covers side-by-side. Gorgeous! The site also confirms the release date for REACHED as November 13, 2012, so I think we’re a go with that date. So excited!




variant: by robison wells

I’m trying to think of the first time I met Robison Wells and I don’t think I’m positive about when it was. The inaugural Whitney Banquet, when I was enormously pregnant? It had to be before then but that’s my first concrete memory of talking with him, although I’d known about Rob for a long time before that. I’d been reading a group blog in




reading: hugo and flavia

This week my son and I are finishing up this book before he goes back to school: It is awesome. I read it when it first came out and it is a lot of fun to share with him. And, on my own, I’m reading this: I’m in love with this series. It’s engaging and the main character (Flavia) is strong and it feels like




reading: a midsummer night's dream

I am reading this: because in two weeks I get to go here: and see the play live at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, a Tony-award winning theater company located in my very own hometown of Cedar City, Utah. (Also, if you are a fan of the show Modern Family, click here and look at the picture on the right. Guess who was Oberon in a