~TRY~ What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it? This next year, 2011, I really want to try speaking more German. Honestly: it’s embarrassing how bad my German is after living here 1.5 years. I never […]
MY BOOK SOLD!!! MY BOOOOOOK SOOOOOOLD!!!! I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW I’M SCREAMING AT YOU, BUT I’M JUST SO EXCITED TO SHARE THIS NEWS. ::takes deep, calming breaths:: Yes, so The Spirit-Hunters sold. Two weeks ago, HARPER FREAKING COLLINS BOUGHT IT. The amazing super editor Maria Gomez is now my amazing super editor. And […]
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.
I finally got around to creating a website for my novel, The Spirit-Hunters. The Spirit-Hunters is a young adult novel set in a steampunk version of 1876 Philadelphia. Hauntings, inventions, and tough heroines abound.
Like many writers, I listen to music for inspiration. Most of the time, I don’t actually listen to music as I write — I’m too ADD to focus on the words at my fingertips and listen to Rimsky-Korsakov. I do, however, listen to music while I plan my stories. When I’m in the midst of […]