I’m crazy excited to celebrate the release of The Sleepover today—a book I had a ridiculous amount of fun writing, and hopefully one that will
Using simple math here, rather than spend $100 to market 10 books evenly (allotting $10 to each) and risk having them all slip under the radar, it’s better business for the publishers to spend $90 on one book and divide the remaining $10 among the other 9 books. It increases the odds that the featured one will get noticed and, if it’s successful, the money it makes will cover any losses or (more typically) supplement the far more modest sales the other nine achieve. Plus, the attention it receives will possibly shine light on the rest of the publisher’s offerings.
Some of my favorite ideas come in the shower, waiting for the conditioner to work its magic. So there I was, trying to brainstorm new
Today my “show biz insider-y” YA romance Map to the Stars releases (shameless sales plug: it’s only $1.99 right now for your e-reader!) and in honor of it being an unapologetically light and fun beach read, I thought I’d pick an equally frothy topic to explore today: cool and/or silly ways authors name characters.
We’ve fielded questions of all varieties about how the heck we write something as personal as a novel alongside someone else. Well, we have answers.
There are two questions I get most often from well-intentioned family and friends. The first is “You must be so rich now that your book
It’s been a dream come true seeing At Your Service on bookshelves this year, I’m having a blast in my Author-in-Residence role at my local
Last week I did a school visit where we discussed “show don’t tell”. To keep things fun, I asked a few brave 5th graders to sample
Last month I got to play Queen For The Night when my local library held the launch party for my debut novel At Your Service.
It’s my agent-iversary this month (two years since I signed with my lovely agent, Holly Root) and I’ve recently had a couple of my freelance editing
Oh. Holy. Yikes! My book releases NEXT month and today I’m super-excited to share the trailer for it. Of course, I figured I’d make it
Most writers describe the first draft as falling in love. We love our words, our concept, our characters. We have fallen asleep plotting their actions
This past week, I joined the rest of the publishing world (or so it felt) at the Javitz Center in New York City for the
This afternoon I’ll be alongside my critique partner Dee Romito (of Write For Apples fame) presenting a workshop at the New England SCBWI conference called Ask A