Due to overwhelming interest, as of January 11th, we have run out of the special maps I had printed for preorder swag. Thank you so much for making this so fun!
Tada! The UK cover for THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE!
When I first saw it, I was swept away by the richness of the colors and the tropical-adventure feel. I love how this cover perfectly captures an entirely different (but just as important) aspect of the story–namely, finding home in a place and time you’ve never visited, but somehow belong. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Hey! So! I have one last ARC of THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE, and I defaced it with my signature in bronze sharpie. Maybe someone wants it?
Since I’m trying to drum up email addresses for my newsletter, I was thinking: INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY! Do me a favor and subscribe (at the bottom right of that page) for my monthly thoughts and musings, book and event news, peccadillos and misadventures. In exchange, I’ll enter your name into the giveaway, ending November 15th. (Winner will be announced that week!)
The post title (and the gorgeous new look) really says it all, doesn’t it?
I’m really so very pleased to share the website that Kris at My Friends Are Writers dreamed up. It’s clean, shiny, and responsive (yay!!! also, I did not know what that was? Thankfully she did!)(it’s “mobile friendly,” in case you and I have that in common, and it affects search engine ranking. Who knew? She did, we’ve established that. ANYWAY!)
There is an events page that will let you know where you can find me and when, and a downloadable press kit on the contact page. And (and this is what I’m MOST excited about) a front-page sign up for the newsletter that we’re rolling out soon. (A newsletter I’ve been trying unsuccessfully on my own to organize, and have no shame about admitting will now finally happen thanks to Kris and MFAW.)
Please sign up, it’s going to be awesome! We’re dreaming up a fun giveaway surrounding it–more news on that soon. In the meantime, click around and enjoy the new space! I know I am.
My first official book-related appearance will be at New York Comic Con on Saturday October 10th!
I’ll be on an Epic Reads Book Club panel at 12:15 with Actual Real Life Authors Jodi Meadows (Mirror King & My Lady Jane), Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (Tiny Pretty Things), Danielle Paige (Yellow Brick War), and Dan Wells (Bluescreen).
Hey all! So, inspired by the epic Victoria Schwab and her post detailing a day in the life of 18 incredible authors, (such as the fabulous Rae Carson, and the talented Ashley Blake, and of course Ms. Schwab herself!) I thought I’d share a day in my own weird life during this strange time running up to the pub date. (A hypothetical day–an amalgam of days–not a specific day, because sometimes specific days are taken up entirely with watching my phone blow up because I can’t resist running my mouth online.)
So this is A Day In The Life of a Debut Author with a 15 Month Old Baby and also Bipolar Disorder who Is Trying To Promote Book 1, Write Book 2, Outline Book 3, and Fight Injustice*
7:05am: I’m on the way to the office, where I work as a receptionist. On quiet days, my day job is my haven. When the phone isn’t ringing and the guests aren’t arriving, I can get some writing done. Currently this includes promotional content for book 1, which comes out in just under 5 months (gulp.) I’ve also had to figure out travel and schedules recently, because there are some book events coming up. I’m also, as mentioned above, trying to fix the problems with Book 2 (I’m on draft 11) and outline book 3.