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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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all-day CCIRA Conference 2020 @ Denver Marriott Tech Center
CCIRA Conference 2020 @ Denver Marriott Tech Center
Feb 7 all-day
I’ll be presenting a session at the CCIRA conference on Leveraging Children’s Books to Teach Creative Writing, and will also be doing a signing (details TBA).

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HOLLOW DOLLS Release Day!

I’m so delighted that Hollow Dolls is out in the world today! And I must thank you, my readers, for that! Your support of the Shadow Weaver series is what made this companion duology set in the same storyworld possible. It quite literally would not exist without you. Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you love Simone’s story too!

As always, thank so much to the phenomenal teams at Sourcebooks Young Readers and New Leaf Literary! It takes a veritable army behind the scenes to get a book out there on shelves, and I’m so lucky I get to work with such awesome people! 🙂

BUY THE BOOK:

Hollow Dolls is available through any of these retailers:

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Hollow Dolls Launch Party

Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 3pm
The Toadstool Bookshop
375 Amherst Street
Somerset Plaza
Nashua, NH 03063

 

Shadow Weaver & Comet Rising Paperbacks Available Now!

Haven’t read Shadow Weaver and Comet Rising yet? You’re in luck – the paperback of Comet Rising just released in December!

SHADOW WEAVER PAPERBACK

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COMET RISING PAPERBACK
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A Year of Opportunity

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

2020 is shaping up to be a very exciting year! I get to launch two new series – including my first young adult one, which I’m super excited about – and edit the sequels for both Hollow Dolls and Twin Daggers. But once those are done, all my current contracts will be fulfilled. I have four books scheduled to release between 2020 and 2021, but after that, who knows?

That’s the wonderful/terrifying thing about publishing: every time you complete a contract, you start at the beginning all over again. There are no guarantees. Sometimes it’s the first option book proposal that sells. Sometimes it’s the fifth. Sometimes none of them do. It’s…a rather scary way to build a career, actually. But it’s also the nature of the business.

So, I’m approaching this as an opportunity. Once I’m finished with the sequels I’m working on, I can write anything I please. I’ve got several very shiny new ideas I’m looking forward to exploring, and several other older ideas that I’ve been tinkering with here and there between contracts. And I’ve been working with a co-author for the last couple of years on a really cool project. The possibilities feel limitless, and that makes me hopeful for what 2020 will bring!

Looking back at 2019’s goals, I completed everything on my Must Do list, but nothing at all on the Want To Do or Might Do Lists. With any luck, I’ll accomplish a little more this year!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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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!
 

BUY THE BOOK:

Comet Rising is available through any of these retailers:

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

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."

-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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2014 – A Year in Books

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

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