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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, COMET RISING, is available now from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky!

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RAVENOUS Pre-Order Party!

Can you believe Ravenous will be out in only 2 months?! I’m so excited for this book to be out in the world. It’s a companion to Monstrous, following Greta, and the final edition will include a 100-page prequel novella called Precious, too.

Did you know that every time someone pre-orders a novel, an author gets their wings?* Pre-ordering is one of the nicest things you can do for an author. Early sales are SO important to show a publisher that there is demand for a book and this in turn can help increase support for the book both in bookstores (where those lovely pre-orders are taking place) and on the marketing side. It can also factor into the support the author’s next book in the pipeline receives and whether additional books are purchased.

In a very tiny nutshell, people who pre-order books RULE.

Many of you have told me you’ve already ordered Ravenous which makes me so happy that I decided I needed to say THANK YOU with a little pre-order swag party!


Have you pre-ordered Ravenous? Then 1) you ROCK and 2) I’d love to send you a Swag Pack!




Simply fill out the form below after you have placed an order for Ravenous (We’re operating on the honor system so you do not need to provide proof of purchase.). Limited to one swag pack per pre-ordered copy of Ravenous. Offer open internationally until midnight 2/8/2016.


“But wait! What do I do if I want to pre-order and I haven’t yet?”

I’m so glad you asked. You can pre-order from just about any retailer, but I highly recommend ordering a signed copy directly from my fabulous local indie bookstore, Porter Square Books.

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

Barnes and Noble Amazon Kobo iBooks indiebound3 BAM2 bookdepository HarperCollins Direct

Pre-Order Party Swag Pack Claim Form

Sorry, this form expired on 2/8/16 at midnight.

Again THANK YOU to everyone who’s pre-ordered Ravenous! You’re the BEST!


*Sorry, this is a lie. Hey, I make stuff up for a living – what do you expect? 😛

RAVENOUS Annotated ARC Giveaway

I cannot believe that 2015 is almost over! It’s been a wonderful whirlwind of a year with Monstrous finally out, and I’m so very grateful for all the lovely people who’ve read and supported my debut book.

Since I happen to have one lonely ARC of the companion novel, Ravenous, left, I thought I’d give away an annotated ARC to say THANK YOU! The ARC will have notes from me throughout with fun facts about the story and process. Sounds fun, yes? 🙂


Everyone gets one free entry, plus several other ways to increase your odds of winning. This giveaway is for US/Canada only and will run from today (12/3/15) through midnight 12/9/15. Again, THANK YOU for being so awesome, excited, and supportive of Monstrous and Ravenous. Good luck!

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Monstrous Things Tour

monstrousthingsthumbIt’s almost October and that means it’s time for fall, pumpkins, pretty-colored leaves, and most importantly…


That’s right monsters. Because of our mutual love of all things Frankenstein, me and the fabulous Mackenzi Lee (whose amazing book THIS MONSTROUS THING just came out this week!!) have teamed up to spread the monster-love to several bookstores across New England. We hope you can join us for some monster trivia, candy, and spooky bookish fun!


Monstrous Things Book Tour

Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 2pm
Books on the Square, Providence, RI

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @ 6:30pm
Water Street Books, Exeter, NH

Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 6pm
Boston Public Library (Copley Square), Boston MA

Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 7pm
Ugly Dog Books, Attleboro, MA

Do you love spooky books, too? Be sure to check out the excellent All Hallows Read recommendations for 2015 and give someone a scary book for Halloween!



New England Book Awards!

Fun news!! I’m absolutely delighted and honored to share that MONSTROUS is a finalist in the New England Book Awards! How crazy and wonderful is that?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – book people are the BEST people. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know many wonderful bookstores and booksellers in New England over the past few months, and they are all just fabulous. So, so thrilled they choose MONSTROUS to be one of the top five finalists in Children’s Books!

Bon Voyage, Monstrous!

Hey, look, some good news for a rainy summer day:


Monstrous will be published in France! YAY! This is very cool for a variety of reasons, but especially because French is a language I can read. So excited for that, and to see more pretties (a.k.a covers)!

Huge thanks to my agent Suzie and Kathleen Ortiz, New Leaf’s foreign rights diva, and of course Milan for picking up the translation rights to Monstrous!