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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, THE STAR SHEPHERD, is available now from Sourcebooks Young Readers!

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Comet Rising Release Day!

I’m so excited that Comet Rising, the sequel to Shadow Weaver, is finally out in the world today! This is the conclusion to a story that I’m so proud of, and I just can’t wait for you to find out what happens to Emmeline, Dar, Lucas, and their new friends. 

I can’t thank the amazing teams at Sourcebooks and New Leaf Literary enough for all their work on this series and tireless efforts behind the scenes, especially my editor Annie Berger and agent Suzie Townsend. You’re all amazing and I’m so grateful I get to work with you!

And dear readers, thank you so much for reading this series – I hope you enjoy Comet Rising!


Comet Rising is available through any of these retailers:

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Comet Rising Launch Party – with Special Guest Monica Tesler (Bounders Series)!
Friday, January 4, 2018 @ 7pm
Porter Square Books
25 White St
Cambridge, MA 02140

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Ravenous is out TODAY!

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


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


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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2014 – A Year in Books

My 2014 Goodreads Challenge Goal was to read 50 books – and I read 71!

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November Reads – 2014

This month I read 6 books, leaving my Goodreads Challenge goal in the dust!

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Happy Book Birthday, STITCHING SNOW!

GUYS. This is a very special day. One that’s been many years in the making. In fact, I’m so excited, that I may have snagged a copy at my local B&N a day early. It’s STITCHING SNOW‘s book birthday! Congrats RC and Essie! 😀


Look! Shiny foil spine!! SO PRETTY!


Now, I’ve known R.C. Lewis for a few years now, and yeah, I’ve read this book before (be jealous!) and I can’t WAIT to dig in to the final version. And you know what makes me extra happy? The world now gets to meet one of my all-time favorite characters – Dimwit. You can’t possibly understand the awesomeness until you’ve read STITCHING SNOW, so go forth and find out for yourself.

Then you too, can be a member of the #TEAMDIMWIT Fan Club.*



I’m not just the co-president, I’m also a member.

And here’s something I’ve wanted to do since Mindy, RC, and I all got book deals:



It’s like we’re all hanging out together!

I’ve said it before, but truly, the only thing better than seeing one’s own book on the shelf in a bookstore, is seeing one written by a friend. I’ve known RC since back in the day over on AgentQueryConnect, where we crawled through the query trenches together for many years. We even have oddly parrallel journeys – we both got agents and deals on our 7th manuscripts, we both queried for almost 4 years, and both our books sold in only a couple weeks (we’re twinsies!). Today, she’s officially a published author and I couldn’t be prouder! 🙂

STITCHING SNOW is out in stores TODAY.  Go forth and experience the epicness for yourself!

Princess Snow is missing.

Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s assuming she wants to return at all.

Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines.

When a mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his ship. But soon she realizes that Dane’s arrival was far from accidental, and she’s pulled into the heart of a war she’s risked everything to avoid. With the galaxy’s future—and her own—in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.

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*No, really there is a fan club. Me and Charlee Vale are co-presidents. We have bracelets to prove it! And soon T-shirts. Then, the world! 😛

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