|Posted on May 18, 2013 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Now that conference-palooza is over (thank you to ALL of you who came to see me, grab signed books and swag, etc.), I am in full preparation for my THOUSAND WORDS launch party. I haven't done a launch since HATE LISTcame out in 2009, so we are going all out!
In addition to a short reading and a signing, I am going to be giving away TONS of great stuff, including:
*A $300 photography package from Natasha Lynn Photography
*A Canon PowerShot digital camera with bag
*An original piece of THOUSAND WORDS-inspired artwork
*A $25 Shutterfly gift card
*Three "Mack's Candy Bag"
Plus bookmarks, swag, and cookies for everyone!
NOTE: if you are in the Lee's Summit school district, we are also making a THOUSAND WORDS mother-daughter summer read program, complete with luncheon in August. Check with your school librarian for details, or email me at email@example.com
So come on out and see me!
Where: Readers World, 983 NE Rice Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64086
When: Saturday, May 25th, 2PM
See you then!
|Posted on April 28, 2013 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
So excited, you guys! RT is coming to KC, so guess who wouldn't miss it for the world? That's right, this girl right here! Come see me!
Here's my schedule:
Friday, May 3rd:
YA PANEL: Let's Get Serious -- Tackling Issues in YA
Time: 5pm - 6pm
Mezzanine Level, Empire B
Saturday, May 4th:
Giant Book Signing: 11am - 2pm
NOTE: THE FIRST 20 PEOPLE AT MY SIGNING TABLE WILL RECEIVE A FREE SIGNED ARC OF THOUSAND WORDS!
Author Speed-Dating: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mezzanine Level, Empire A, B, and C
Teen Day party: 6:15pm - 8pm
|Posted on December 22, 2012 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
PERFECT ESCAPE is getting shiny new duds for its paperback release. Love those colors!
|Posted on October 18, 2012 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
So I'm back from a whirlwind few weeks, which involved an extended family birthday party gathering in Branson, MO, a KU Writing Conference in Lawrence, KS, where I got to meet the amazing Wendelin Van Draanen, and a crazy four days at Disney World.
Now I'm preparing for my next event, which is The Louisiana Book Festival, held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday, October 27th. I'm so excited for this event, because not only do I get to officially receive my Young Readers Choice Award for Hate List, but I get to book talk Bitter End! So if you're in the area, come on out. I'd love to see you! (And bring me a beignet -- I've never had one!) For more information about the event, CLICK HERE. See you there!
|Posted on September 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
My first reading and signing for Perfect Escape! I'm so excited! Come see me at the Zona Rosa Barnes & Noble in KC at 1PM. Click HERE for more information.
|Posted on September 19, 2012 at 7:15 PM||comments (1)|
Look what I found on my doorstep yesterday! Be ready! I'll be giving away a few copies on Monday!
To request a review copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Posted on August 27, 2012 at 8:50 AM||comments (1)|
My big news today is that I can officially announce that my 5th YA novel, TORN AWAY, will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2014. It is about the aftermath of a tornado, and a girl who "must come to terms with loss and grief as she discovers the true meaning of family." I'm very excited about this one, guys!
|Posted on August 4, 2012 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
Coolest pic ever! Kendra and Grayson have made a little side trip to the Mark Twain Museum in West Hartford, CT. He looks like he approves, don'tcha think?
|Posted on July 28, 2012 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
Got a note last night while I was speaking at the Carrollton Public Library (awesome library, by the way! Carrollton has a real gem there!) that one of my road-tripping books has made it all the way up to Boston!
I'm pretty sure Kendra and Grayson were singing this song along the way (because it's one of my favorites):
|Posted on July 26, 2012 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
I got the following note from the reader who picked up a road-tripping Perfect Escape at Starbucks in Des Moines:
"I just finished reading Perfect Escape. I enjoyed it. Obviously; I finished it in less than 24 hours. Great job. Deciding where I'd leave it next took longer than reading the book! It's in Des Moines, Iowa and I knew it should be heading west. ...Ultimately, I decided to leave it at Caribou Coffee between 32nd and 33rd Street on Ingersoll in Des Moines for the next reader. So, the book is still headed west. Granted it's only moved 23 blocks, or so, west....but, still headed west."
Thank you so much for playing along and getting Kendra and Grayson 23 blocks closer to their destination! And thank you for letting us know where Perfect Escape is headed!