Category Archives: ya

Genre Jumper: Deborah Heiligman

Though she’s been writing for a long time, the first book I read of Deborah Heiligman’s was Intentions, which won the Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers last year. If you’ve read it, you know how different it is … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Lisa Maxwell’s Sweet Unrest

After spending the past week watching generous bloggers reveal the cover of my own book, I am super psyched to be able to show off someone else’s. And so… (insert respectful and eerie silence here) … presenting: Sweet Unrest by D.C.-area … Continue reading

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Cover up!

No, not a coverup. I mean the cover is UP. Almost… This week — tomorrow, in fact — we’re unveiling the cover of Dream Boy, a YA novel co-authored by me and my friend Mary Crockett. We are both super … Continue reading

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Meeting an author (or 15)

The first author I remember seeing, live and in person, was Eurdora Welty. I was 12. I’d like to think I would have discovered her even if my mother hadn’t taken me to Virginia Tech to meet a woman who … Continue reading

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re: the subject of this post

Revisions for Dream Boy, my YA novel with Mary Crockett for Sourcebooks, are in (the first round, at least). As part of my effort to show what it’s like to write with a partner, here’s a curated list of recent … Continue reading

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