19 11, 2010

My NCTE 2010 Schedule

By |2010-11-19T02:36:59+00:00November 19th, 2010|Events, Inklings|0 Comments

My NCTE schedule filled up really fast!  When I first started attending the conference, I envied the folks who seemed to have a full plate of events. Now, I remember the adage, “Be careful what you wish for..” I will be signing a total of three times--the two listed below, as well as right after my ALAN panel on Tuesday.

27 07, 2010

PJ Hoover Gives Away an ARC of Black Hole Sun

By |2010-07-27T14:06:14+00:00July 27th, 2010|Events|0 Comments

Author and Texas Sweetheart (FCC disclaimer: they really are in Texas and really are sweethearts) PJ Hoover (author of The Forgotten Worlds Trilogy) is giving away an ARC of Black Hole Sun, which she calls one of "two of my favorite reads this year." Here are the details: Clickity Click

27 02, 2010

Covers for Black Hole Sun & Soul Enchilada Paperback

By |2010-02-27T00:04:32+00:00February 27th, 2010|Events, Inklings|1 Comment

Guess what? After months of anticipation (and teasing on my part), the Fall 2010 Greenwillow Books catalog has been released, which means I can officially share the jackets for both Black Hole Sun (a future-dystopia kick-ass action novel set on Mars that will will be released on August 24) and the paperback version of Soul Enchilada (to be released on

26 01, 2010

Join Me at the Virginia Festival of the Book

By |2010-01-26T18:40:37+00:00January 26th, 2010|Events, Inklings|Comments Off on Join Me at the Virginia Festival of the Book

Come join me and a host of other YA authors for this year's Virginia Festival of the Book, March 19-20 in Charlottesville, VA. I'll be presenting and reading from Black Hole Sun on March 20, joined by Jennifer Hubbard, Amy Brecount While, and Paula Chase Hyman. But that's not all!  The day will be full of panels featuring award-winning YA

14 07, 2009

ALA 2009

By |2009-07-14T21:02:13+00:00July 14th, 2009|Events, Inklings|Comments Off on ALA 2009

Got on plane to Chicago. Had dinner with seven friends I’ve never met. Slept. Had breakfast in presence of Newbery rock star. Signed many books. Wandered the hall. Listened the best young adults talk books. Floated out of room. Had dinner with editor and partner in crime. Accidently offed writer during conversation. Slept. Klatched a bunce of coffee. Wandered the

4 05, 2009

Boys & Girls Club Brilliance

By |2009-05-04T15:16:19+00:00May 4th, 2009|Events, Inklings|Comments Off on Boys & Girls Club Brilliance

Ever had the odd experience of *knowing* you've made a post, but when you look back, it's not there? That's the case with my post last week chronicling the second day of the WonderTwins Mini-Tour. Although I wrote the post, somehow my blogging client software didn't follow my command to post it. What good is software if it doesn't follow

27 04, 2009

The Wonder Twins Tour Part A

By |2009-04-27T14:35:03+00:00April 27th, 2009|Events, Inklings|Comments Off on The Wonder Twins Tour Part A

Last week, I flew to snowy Western Michigan to do a couple of short but glorious site visits with Wonder Twins librarians Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan, as well as touring the offices of my audiobook publisher, Brilliance Audio (more about that later).  Of course, my flights were delayed--never fly with me--due to mechanical problems, weather, and someone who got

18 04, 2009


By |2009-04-18T02:28:01+00:00April 18th, 2009|Events, Inklings|Comments Off on WUNC Me

Today, I had a great time on WUNC's "The State of Things." Laura Leslie hosted the program. She was funny, professional, and put up with me making faces at her. She also has an incredible voice. The day before, producer Susan Davis called, and we chatted about the book, writing, teaching, etc. So going in, I knew what expect. The