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I'm an author and arts administrator living in New England with my family and pugs. I'm also a caffeine addict and voracious reader. My latest middle grade fantasy novel, SHADOW WEAVER, is available now from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky!

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7:00 pm The Heroes Return Launch Party @ Barnes & Noble
The Heroes Return Launch Party @ Barnes & Noble
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
I’ll be joining Monica Tesler for the launch of her latest book in the Bounders series, THE HEROES RETURN!

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Summer Reading Prize Pack Giveaway

Happy Summer! I have very fond memories of lazy summer days reading on the porch or under a tree.  It was a favorite past-time for this introvert bookworm.

So, since it’s summer and I just announced my next middle grade duology last week, how about a summer reading giveaway? And since my books have that creepy fairy tale retelling feel, I thought I’d give away a set of MONSTROUS and RAVENOUS along with two of my favorite YA retellings, SPINNING STARLIGHT by R.C. Lewis and THIS MONSTROUS THING by Mackenzi Lee.  One lucky reader will win them all!

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The Details: The giveaway will run from today through midnight Sunday August 7, 2016 and is open internationally. One winner will be selected for the prize pack. Enter below, and good luck!! 😀

 

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New Middle Grade Fantasy Duology in 2018

I am so thrilled to tell you that my next middle grade series was recently acquired by Sourcebooks and the first book, SHADOW WEAVER, will be out in Winter 2018. I am crazy lucky to have such a great team to work with at Sourcebooks and New Leaf Literary. Thanks so much to Annie and Suzie for making this happen! <3

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In a very tiny nutshell, SHADOW WEAVER is about a girl who can talk to her shadow…and her shadow talks back. I adore Emmeline, the main character, and I hope you will too.  I can’t wait for you all to meet her and explore this new fantasy land! (and if you’re on Goodreads, you can add SHADOW WEAVER to your TBR list!)

Birthday Bash Giveaway 2016!

happy-birthday-message002May is hands down my favorite month of the year. It’s warm! It’s sunny! And, today, it’s my birthday! (I don’t care how old I get–I’m pretty darn fond of life, so I like to celebrate it :P)

I’m a big fan of birthdays, and I particularly enjoy parties. And what’s a party without your friends? And gifts?

It’s become an annual tradition, so this year, I’m giving away two recent books from some of my awesome critique partners: A MADNESS SO DISCREET by Mindy McGinnis (which just won an Edgar Award!!!) and SEVEN WAYS WE LIE by Riley Redgate. If you haven’t read them yet, you are majorly missing out (so you really should enter for a chance to win. Just saying!).

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And as an added bonus, I’ll also be giving away a signed set of MONSTROUS and RAVENOUS plus a raccowl frankenplushie.

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The giveaway will run from today through midnight Sunday May 22, 2016 and is open internationally. One winner will be selected for each prize. So, grab a slice of cake, put on a party hat, and enter to win. Good luck! 🙂
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Spring Events for RAVENOUS

It’s May! Which means it’s finally getting warmer, my birthday is only a couple weeks away, and Ravenous has now been out for almost 3 months (which is just crazy).

It also means I’ll be crawling out of hibernation to do more events around New England, including a series of informal conversations on science fiction and fantasy in middle grade with author Monica Tesler (Bounders).  It’s going to be a lot of fun!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

I’ll be signing books and handing out swag at all these events, and at some there might just be a raccowl or sperrier to giveaway just for fun. 🙂 I’d love to see you there!

Ravenous is out TODAY!

"A welcome return to a complex land of fantasy and friendship."

-Booklist


RavenousHCSecond books are strange beasts. In some ways they’re easier, because you know what to expect, and in other ways they’re even trickier. There are expectations now from yourself, your publishing house, and your audience. Fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people—at HarperCollins, New Leaf Literary, online, and at home—who’ve supported me and Ravenous the whole way through. I get to work with the absolute best people, and if you’re one of them, please know you have my infinite gratitude for all that you do!

I’m so thrilled that Greta’s story is out in the world today. She’s a girl who is just as strong as Kymera but in very different ways. And you’ll also get to meet Rosabel in the prequel novella, Precious!

Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to many readers, and the booksellers, librarians, and teachers who’ve put Monstrous (and hopefully soon Ravenous) in their hands. Monstrous and Ravenous are truly books of my heart, and nothing is better than knowing there are people out there who love them and love sharing them. Thank you.


If you’ve already pre-ordered Ravenous or read an ARC, thank you so much!

Learn more about Ravenous | Read an Excerpt

BUY THE BOOK:

Would you like a signed copy? Now you can order them through the fabulous Porter Square Books here. Simply put the name to make it out to in the order comments and I’ll sign your book before it’s shipped to you!

Ravenous is also available for pre-order through any of these retailers:

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Monstrous Paperback Releases!

Haven’t read Monstrous yet? You’re in luck because the paperback also releases today! It’s an original fairy tale that’s reminiscent of Frankenstein and the tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Learn more about Monstrous | Read an Excerpt

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