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Come meet me at the Writers Digest Conference

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What do Harlan Coben, Jacquelyn Mitchard and me have in common?  We’ll all be speaking at the Writers Digest Conference in New York City in August (although I doubt they’ve reserved the main stage for me this time around). I am really excited about all the amazing breakout sessions going on and I’d be there even […]

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School Library Journal adds TSSoE to its “What’s Hot in YA” list

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The awesome folks over at School Library Journal have compiled a great list of books to pick up over the summer… and THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY is at the top!  (Thanks, last name that begins with “A”). Check it out for the sheer thrills of seeing my book at the top, (oh, wait, that […]

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Winner of the National Indie Book Award

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I just found out that THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY is a 2014 winner of the National Indie Excellence Book Award. Woot!

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Audio book available July 22

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Now that audio taping for THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY has just wrapped, I’ve received news that the audio book should be available on July 22nd from Audible.  I’ll post details as I receive them.  Until then, get your Audible on!

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Voice of Youth Advocates Review

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The Voices of Youth Advocates have come in with a great review of THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY.  Here’s a snippet: “Andreu’s debut novel paints a realistic, yet hopeful, portrayal of the challenges of undocumented immigrants. M.T.’s first person narration gives readers an intimate view of the precarious nature of her life. Fueled by Andreu’s […]

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New York Public Library Event

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I’ve been asked to do a reading and signing at the New York Public Library and YOU’RE invited! Click here for more details.

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Watch a clip from Fox 5 Good Day Street Talk

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It was such fun to be interviewed by Lisa Evers on Fox5 Good Day Street Talk.  Here’s a short clip: http://www.myfoxny.com/video?clipId=9996036

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Watch me on Fox 5!

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I will be on Fox 5’s Good Day Street Talk this coming Saturday, March 29th at 6:00 a.m. The very cool Lisa Evers (of, among other things, Hot97 fame) is the interviewer.  Watch me talk about THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY and the reasons why I wanted it to be out in the world.  There were […]

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Assembly at Los Angeles School

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Today I did a presentation at Gertz-Ressler High School and Richard Merkin Middle School in the Pico Union section of Los Angeles. A big group of students (about 150!) filed in and sat on the floor of the gym to hear my story, hear an excerpt of THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY and buy books. […]

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New Book Events Added

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Being a Jersey girl (think culture and gardening, not high hair and drama), it stands to reason that a lot of my book promotion will be centered around my beautiful Garden State.  Here are a few new appearance dates I’ve just added: Reading and signing at the Hawthorne Public Library: Click here Launch party, reading […]

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