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ATLANTIA

I have news! BIG NEWS. Earlier this week, Publisher’s Weekly had the exclusive reveal on the cover, release date, and title for my new book. You can find the full article here. ATLANTIA is coming out on November 4, 2014. ┬áIt’s the story of Rio Conwy, who has been an absolutely fascinating character to write. She is very strong and very different. It’s a story




branching

This past week, I haven’t written a word (as far as book-writing goes). This is unusual for me, because I may be slow, but I am steady. I’ve been at a family reunion and getting kids ready for back to school (HOW did that happen so soon?) and tending to their health care needs and clearing out my office and going through paperwork and waiting




i think it’s a good one

My five-year-old took this picture last night as we were driving home from visiting family in Park City. “I think it’s a good one,” he said, holding the phone out so I could see the picture. I told him that it was. There are fingerprints and tinted glass in between the sunset outside, and the picture is blurry because we’re driving home, and somehow this




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




very big news about my next project!

So I have some big news! I’ve signed on again with Dutton/Julie Strauss-Gabel for two more books! I cannot tell you how happy I am about this. Working with Julie (and the rest of the team at Dutton/Penguin) has been the ideal experience for me. Julie is one of the smartest, kindest, most interesting people I know and it’s an absolute honor to have her