Truth or Dare Challenge — My teamTEENauthor Initiation

Would you believe, I have NEVER played Truth or Dare? I know! Crazy, right? But now as a married, mother of three, I am about to play. Why? Because I was dared to by Julie Cross author of Tempest as an initiation into the super cool “Team TEENauthor” — an awesome network of soon-to-be or already published Young… Read more »

Laura Ellen and the DEAR TEEN ME Anthology

Zest Books has teamed up with E. Kristin Anderson and Miranda Kenneally to publish an anthology based on their popular Dear Teen Me blog, and I am thrilled to announce that I will be one of the 70 YA authors included in the anthology! Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves will… Read more »

PRETTY CROOKED Release and Swag Giveaway!

Today is the official release day for Pretty Crooked by fellow SS&A blogger Elisa Ludwig. Pretty Crooked is a smart, funny novel about Willa Fox who, after discovering some rich kids are bullying the poor kids at her new school, decides to even the score, Robin Hood style. To celebrate the release of Pretty Crooked we’ve… Read more »

PRETTY CROOKED Swag Giveaway

My friend and fellow Sleuths, Spies, and Alibis blogger, Elisa Ludwig, is celebrating the release of her YA novel PRETTY CROOKEED on the 13th of March. To help her celebrate we are giving away three mystery boxes of PRETTY CROOKED swag 🙂 We will also be giving away a copy of PRETTY CROOKED on the… Read more »

To Swag or Not to Swag — THAT is the question!

As I get closer to my book release, my focus is shifting from edits to marketing, and more specifically, swag. Now some of you may be asking: what the heck is swag? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Six months ago I thought it was what guys like Mick Jagger have — but no, that is… Read more »

Blog Smooches for the Blog Love

I have been so amazed at the cover love I’v e seen since my reveal January 20th. Thank you to all who tweeted and facebooked my cover. You made my day! Since then, BLIND SPOT keeps popping up on blogs 🙂 So, with this being the month of lave and all —  I thought I’d send… Read more »

COVER REVEAL and WINNERS!!

Thank you for all the awesome comments on my cover! And thank you to all those who tweeted and facebook-ed and blogged it too! It was great to see all that cover love. 🙂 As part of my cover reveal, I had giveaways: two $20 Barnes & Noble gift certificates and a signed copy of BLIND… Read more »

BLIND SPOT HAS A COVER!

There’s nothing quite like seeing the artwork someone else has created to represent the words I’ve written! Wow! I am in awe! Before I get to the big unveiling, I thought I’d share a wee bit about the design process. After HMH acquired Blind Spot, several people asked me what I wanted my cover to… Read more »

On Book Trailers

Since I have begun my inquiry into making a book trailer for BLIND SPOT, I thought I’d talk about them a bit. First of all, if you are like my husband, you may not even be aware that there is such a thing — don’t be embarrassed. It’s something relatively new to the book promotional… Read more »

Happy 2012!

It is crazy to think it is already 2012! The new year is bringing with it lots of awesomeness: I am looking forward to revealing the cover to BLIND SPOT soon. I have a tentative release date of October 23, 2012 🙂 And. . . I will be announcing some more good news this month,… Read more »