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Official Atlantia Tour Dates! Also, Instagram + Pinterest.

We’re getting closer and closer! I’ve posted the official tour dates for my ATLANTIA tour here on the Events page. I’m coming to Utah, Illinois, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Colorado, and Washington, DC. And I cannot wait to see any and all of you who come. If you can’t make it to any of the tour stops, you can preorder ATLANTIA from my local independent




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




personal idols: michael phelps

I have all these thoughts going on in my head about what I should write about. Within the space of a couple of weeks I got to hear two of my (very different) idols speak–Michael Phelps in Pasadena and P.D. James in London. My attendance at one event was very planned (I found out that Michael was speaking in an article online–I think on NBC–and




moments

When I was presenting to a group recently, someone asked me about the hard parts of being published and going on tour. There are hard parts now and then (leaving the kids, no sleep, crazy schedules, deadlines, etc.) but there are also so many good parts. Obviously, the best part is getting to meet the readers, who care about the books and the characters. I




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