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I'm an author and arts administrator living in New England with my husband and pugs. I'm also a caffeine addict and voracious reader. My MG fantasy novels, the NYT Bestselling MONSTROUS and RAVENOUS, are available now from HarperCollins Children's Books! Next up: SHADOW WEAVER (Sourcebooks, 2018)

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Birthday Bash Giveaway 2017!

Oh hey, guess what? It’s MAY. My favorite month for a variety of reasons, but it never hurts that it also contains my birthday (which happens to be today! Yay!). 2017 has been a largely weird and unpleasant year so far for the world, but it’s still important to celebrate the little things that make you happy (otherwise life might get overwhelmingly depressing).

So, since it’s become an annual tradition, I’m celebrating my birthday here on the blog! And what’s a party without your friends? And gifts?

This year, I’m giving away some fabulous new books by my awesome critique partners! Enter the raffle below to win a new hardcover of Mindy McGinnis’s riveting fantasy GIVEN TO THE SEA or Riley Redgate’s gender-bending a capella-themed NOTEWORTHY! I’m also throwing a signed ARC* of my next book SHADOW WEAVER into the mix just for fun 🙂

 

The giveaway will run from today through midnight EST Monday May 22, 2017 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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*Please note: The SHADOW WEAVER ARC will be mailed to the winner once I’ve received my ARCs. It may be a few weeks, but it will get there, I promise!

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Announcing THE STAR SHEPHERD – an illustrated MG Fantasy

I’m so thrilled to share the wonderful news that I’m co-authoring THE STAR SHEPHERD with the incredibly talented author/illustrator Dan Haring!

THE STAR SHEPHERD is a heavily illustrated middle grade novel and such a wonderful, special story. I’m so excited that this book will be published and that our agents had the brilliant idea that Dan and I should collaborate on it. It’s been so fun to write and I can’t wait to share it with you in Fall 2018!

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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

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!)

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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!

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Ravenous is out TODAY!

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

-Booklist


Second 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:

       


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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