I don’t normally share my own interviews on my blog, but the questions for this interview were just TOO FUN! So I have to share…plus, there’s another great interviewee (author Eve Marie Mont, author of BREATH OF EYR) and an awesome GIVEAWAY (looooots of swag). Even better, the ladies at Small Reviews and Ruby’s Reads […]
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One year ago TODAY, my book sold to HarperCollins. One year ago TODAY, my dreams came true and my hard work finally paid off… But it couldn’t have happened without my amazing, AMAZING agents: Sara Kendall and Joanna Volpe. So thank you…
I am so, so, SO excited to finally share this with you all. All you wonderful people who leave me comments and email me and put up with ramblings…all you amazing readers who make my heart melt everyday. TODAY I CAN FINALLY SHARE MY COVER. I’ve had my cover since July, and the pretty model […]
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The amazing Sarah J. Maas just discovered something wonderful. She found my book on Amazon. It is for-freakin’-sale.
(The following blog is a guest post I wrote for Velvet’s blog, vvb2 reads, as part of her September Zombies event.) Zombies. The undead. Revenants. Walking corpses. Some are brought to life by nasty viruses , while others are the result of a necromancer’s hand. Whatever the cause for reanimation and no matter what you […]
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As you can guess, the trip to Paris involved a great many croissants and macarons–not to mention all the espressos, baguettes, madeleines, and occasional wines. We (the Frenchman and I) rented a tiny, studio apartment in Montmartre that was next to the most AMAZING bakery–the best in Paris, quite literally. This bakery had the distinction […]
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Yes, that’s right: I’m headed back in the City of Lights. This time, it’s a purely business, research-oriented trip. I’ve finished most of the first (And rough–oh it’s rough!) draft of Something Strange and Deadly book 2 (which is being tentatively titled A DARKNESS STRANGE AND LOVELY), and now it’s time to fill in all […]
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I said my method for selecting a setting in Something Strange and Deadly was unscientific, remember? Well, just look at how I wound up choosing Victorian times. I thought it was cool. I thought it would add conflict, what with the claustrophobic etiquette and patriarchy. Yeah. Very inspired, huh?
It should come as no surprise that sometimes people ask me where I came up with the idea for Something Strange and Deadly. My usual response involves a rambling, convoluted explanation about planets aligning, mystical dreams, and goat sacrifices. Well, I finally decided to just write it all out coherently. But if I’m going to […]
Thanks to that gals at YA Highway for this blog prompt. If you could travel back to any historical era for research purposes, which would you choose? Definitely late 19th century United States — specifically, 1876 Philadelphia. Boy oh boy do I wanna see the International Centennial Exhibition that’s the back drop for Eleanor’s story.