Soooo it turns out that being very busy with book 3 edits and also moving from one city to another means I am VERY behind on my blog. But in September I revealed not only book 3’s title – The Sweetest Betrayal – but the cover, a Q&A full of readers’ most burning questions, and the full chapter 1 as well! Get thee immediately over to YABC: Click me for amazing things ⚠️ SPOILER ALERT: Juuusst a reminder that, as this is book 3, there are some pretty big spoilers in the Q&A and the chapter excerpt itself. If you haven’t read books 1 andRead More →

Hello, beautiful reader. It has been a very busy few months since The Cruelest Mercy’s release, and around here I’ve been enjoying the last of some lovely fall weather, getting our five-year-old settled in to kindergarten (and telling her she absolutely has to stop calling her friends her ‘minions’ at school), and most importantly – plotting new books. Many of you know that I originally sold The Kinder Poison series as a duology to Penguin – but soon after I finished doing edits on the first book, I realized there was much more story left than could fit inside a single sequel. I wrote The Cruelest Mercy with this in mind,Read More →

We are just ONE MONTH away from The Cruelest Mercy’s release 😱 Last year I was able to offer poster versions of the map of Orkena that comes in each copy of The Kinder Poison, and I’m thrilled this year to be offering something equally as wonderful – limited edition character bookmarks depicting Kasta, Zahru, and Jet! Pre-order a copy of The Cruelest Mercy (or put a hold on it at your local library), and you’ll receive all three characters in bookmark form. You can now carry your favorites anywhere you want, or have them leer at you from the bookshelf, or tuck them under your pillow. TheseRead More →

In case you missed my reveal in September, book 2 officially has a title – The Cruelest Mercy – and now I’m so pleased to be able to show off the cover, too! I have been *dying* to share this with you guys since I saw an early concept back in April. This is an instance in which words can’t do it any kind of justice, and so I will simply leave this link here for your viewing pleasure: Click me for amazing things ⚠️ SPOILER ALERT: THIS REVEAL ALSO INCLUDES CHAPTER 1 OF THE SEQUEL AND AN EXCLUSIVE Q&A – with some major spoilers forRead More →

Friends, the 2020 Goodreads choice awards are now open for write-ins and I’d be so eternally grateful if you’d considering nominating The Kinder Poison for best debut and best YA fantasy! This is a major way to help out your favorite reads. To write a title in, go to the bottom of the category page and search for the book. Select it from the dropdown, hit “Vote”, and you’re done! Click here to view the category list. I so appreciate all the amazing support you guys have already shown for The Kinder Poison. I can’t wait to share more with you about this series!Read More →

Hey friends! I’m excited to be a part of the YA Scavenger Hunt this year, where you can win tons of books, including a copy of every single book in the graphic above! I am on the red team – but there are also two more teams full of books to win – for full details and how to win, click here! I am also offering a signed copy of The Kinder Poison as a bonus prize through this blog post – enter via the Rafflecopter below to win! Each author hosts cool or exclusive content for another author in the hunt, and I’m pleasedRead More →

I have two major announcements! First, I’m so excited to reveal that there will be a map in the finished copies of the book – and not only that, but I’m offering an 11 x 14″ poster version of it for a limited time that you can literally hang on your wall. Pre-order a copy of The Kinder Poison (or put a hold on it at your local library), and you’ll receive a hand-numbered, poster-sized version of the map that will appear inside the hardcover’s front pages. This jaw-dropping beauty was designed by artist extraordinaire Marisa Hopkins, and it still knocks my socks off every time I see it. ClickRead More →

Friends! I’m excited to announce that ARCs for THE KINDER POISON are now available to reviewers, book bloggers, and bookstagramers – if interested, you can contact my publicist Tessa Meischeid ( Happy reading..!Read More →

Friends, I’m thrilled to announce that today, YABC has revealed the cover for The Kinder Poison! Click here to view it, read a 2-chapter excerpt, and enter to win one of the FIRST advanced copies of the book! You can also pre-order the book from most major bookstores. Hold on to your receipts, because you’ll be able to trade them in for some epic pre-order incentives in June! Here’s just a few places The Kinder Poison will be available:Read More →

One of the most common questions I’m asked as an author is, “How DO you get published, anyway?” So, I thought I’d gather together the list of resources I used on my journey, from how to break into the industry, to agent blogs, craft resources, and formatting tips. Enjoy!Read More →