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Q & A with Kristi Helvig, author of YA novel Burn Out

I’m happy to be able to talk with Kristi Helvig about her writing, writing process, and her new YA sci-fi suspense Burn Out. In Burn Out: Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get … Continue reading

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Listen to my radio interview on Matters of the MInd – on being an incest and torture survivor, why I write the books I do, and what’s most rewarding for me.

Yesterday I was interviewed on Matters of The Mind by Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller on ListenUpTalk. I talked honestly about being an incest and torture survivor and some of the effects (including, for me, self-harm, PTSD, dissociation, depression), … Continue reading

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I’m appearing at the Less Than Three conference in St Louis, Missouri this weekend because…

I think that it’s by speaking out about painful issues that we help bring healing for us all. I want there to be more kindness in the world, more compassion and understanding—and my way to do that is to speak … Continue reading

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Q & A with Liz Worth, author of PostApoc

As part of her book blog tour, Liz Worth, author of PostApoc, joins us today for a Q & A. When did you start writing PostApoc? I was actually writing another book at the time. I was coming off of … Continue reading

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Q & A with Karl McMillen, author of Triumphs and Tragedies, a true story about wealth and addiction.

Today I have a Q & A with Karl McMillen, the author of Triumphs and Tragedies: A True Story of Wealth and Addiction, and the founder of the Thelma McMillen Center. Triumphs and Tragedies was co-authored with Bill Hayes and … Continue reading

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Missed my interview with Dr Beth?

Check out a snippet of the interview I did with Dr Beth, where I talk about being a ritual abuse survivor (something I draw on for every book I write), as well as my new book HUNTED:

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My radio interview with Dr Beth is live!

My radio interview with Dr. Beth is up! I hope you’ll check it out. I talk about SCARS, self-harm and why I used it to cope, sexual abuse, and ritual abuse, and a tiny bit about HUNTED. If you pull … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Children’s & YA author Wendy Orr, & enter contest to win a copy of her new book

Today Wendy Orr, author of many beautifully written and powerful children’s and YA books, including Nim’s Island (with a strong-girl hero, a book that was so popular it was made into a movie starring Jodie Foster); Peeling the Onion (one … Continue reading

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Thoughtful interview of me by YA author Catherine Ryan Hyde

I hope you’ll check out my interview that YA author Catherine Ryan Hyde did with me on SCARS being censored, self-harm, the word “queer”, my reader letters, HUNTED, and more. She asked me some of the most thoughtful questions I’ve … Continue reading

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Missed my radio interview about HUNTED on Big Blend Radio?

You can still listen in here. The hosts, Lisa and Nancy, were wonderful, as was their guest host Michael Ely. I had such fun talking with them about HUNTED–they’re so friendly and encouraging, and they loved HUNTED! And I enjoyed … Continue reading

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