Shop local!

If you like to support your independent bookstore (and, of course you do), you can now find out which indie near you is stocking THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY just in time for the book’s release [...]

My Facebook movie

Facebook is like a boyfriend who is thoughtless and self-centered a lot of the time (my specialty) but then every once in a while does something so charming you just can’t leave him.  Today [...]

Amazon Author Rank

“Take Amazon Author Rank with a grain of salt,” says every publishing industry expert ever to every newbie author ever.  The last  time I heard  this was last week when I was [...]

The ends of things

For most of the stories we trade, we know a beginning, a middle and an end.  Jackie Kennedy… remember her as a young widow?  And then marrying that Onassis guy?  And how she went at the [...]

Guide to ALA Midwinter

Going to the American Library Association Midwinter conference? The fun is already getting underway! Check out this handy guide from School Library Journal. (And see information about my Saturday [...]

Tweet tweet

Are you following me on Twitter yet?  No?  Don’t worry, neither is anyone else.  I have an anemic 136 followers (way better than the  50-something I had a few weeks  ago) but I definitely [...]

Thursday thoughts

My dears: I am being totally remiss in my commitment to post on here once a day, but it is not for lack of desire, I promise!  Being 53 days away from publication of Secret Side means I am doing [...]