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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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Check out PRECIOUS on Wattpad

It’s October – the perfect month for stories about monsters, wizards, witches, and magic. Because of that, I’m posting a chapter from Precious, the prequel novella to Monstrous originally published as bonus content in Ravenous, on Wattpad every day for the next 12 days. If you’ve read Monstrous (and even if you haven’t!) and want to know more about what led up to Kymera’s transformation into a monster, check it out at the link below!

Precious

Princess Rosabel is trapped between her desire to see the world and the dark deal her parents made that keeps her confined in Bryre’s castle. With the help of her best friend, Ren, she’ll do whatever it takes—even courting forbidden magic—to save her family from the wizard’s wrath and earn her freedom.

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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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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!

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

THE SWAG PACK INCLUDES:

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HOW TO REQUEST 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.

WHERE TO PRE-ORDER

“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


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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? 😛

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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? 🙂

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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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RAVENOUS Cover Reveal

I’m so excited to tell you that the cover for my next book, RAVENOUS, is LIVE on YA Books Central!! GO SEE THE PRETTY! And you can enter to win an ARC!

RAVENOUS will be released on 2/9/2016. Click here for more info and pre-order links!

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