Tag Archives: YA author

This is #IReadYA Week! And some of my recent favorites.

I love reading YA books; they’re my favorite–and I love writing them, too. (Smiling) So much emotion and tension, strong-girl characters (and strong boys, too) who I root for, no boring bits or long passages of description that stop the … Continue reading

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Writing Heals: My Poem for Poem In Your Pocket Day

Silvia Sala / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) When I don’t write words get stuck in my throat, tightening my muscles. They curl up in my lungs Making it hard to breathe a slow, painful … Continue reading

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I just got the bound copy of STAINED! It’s such a joy to hold a book you wrote for the first time.

My advance bound copy of STAINED just arrived (it doesn’t release until Oct 1st)–and it is gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful. It felt so good to get in the mail today! (In STAINED, Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body … Continue reading

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Get a free SCARS bonus short story when you sign up for my author newsletter.

Get a free SCARS bonus short story when you sign up for my author newsletter. This short story has never before been released, and is only available to my newsletter subscribers. My newsletter will let you know about my new … Continue reading

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Chat with YA authors Cheryl Rainfield and Margie Gelbwasser on Mon March 5th at 7pm EST on Twitter

There shouldn’t be silence about abuse, self-harm, bullying, or any issue that affects us. Chat with me and YA author Margie Gelbwasser on Twitter on Monday, March 5th at 7pm, on the importance of talking about painful issues and breaking … Continue reading

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A fantastic day at OLA

OLA today was wonderful! And tiring. 🙂 And feel-good. The first thing I saw when I got to the Fitzhenry & Whiteside booth was my Canadian editor, Christie Harkin (it’s always lovely to see a friendly face), and then the … Continue reading

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Good news! Another of my books coming out–this time, a YA paranormal fantasy.

I am SO excited–my paranormal fantasy, tentatively titled Teen Para, is coming out from WestSide Books most likely this October! The WestSide editor, Evelyn Fazio, is a dream to work with, and WestSide has been incredible with me for Scars, … Continue reading

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My letter to my teen self at Dear Teen Me

I wrote a letter to my teen self at Dear Teen Me. I hope you’ll check it out. It also features some of the art I did as a teen, including one drawing I mentioned in Scars.

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children’s YA author or illustrator? Win a spot at Orange Country Children’s Book Festival

Are you a published children’s or YA author or illustrator? If you are, you can enter to win 1 of 6 spots at JacketFlap’s booth in The Orange County Children’s Book Festival (Southern California) for Oct 4. To qualify, you … Continue reading

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Lara M. Zeises has a new book out! Win a galley copy

Lara M. Zeises (author of Bringing up the Bones, Contents Under Pressure, and more) has a new book out! Yes, yes she does! It’s called The Sweet Life of Stella Madison, and you can buy a copy at IndieBound.org, Amazon.com, … Continue reading

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