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 (tmeischeid@penguinrandomhouse.com). 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 →

[Originally posted on my old blog on 8-12-2013. Reposted for anyone who is still on that maddening (and ultimately rewarding) agent search!] I HAVE AN AGENT. I can’t believe I’m typing this post right now. This entire week has been surreal, from the first agent phone call to this incredible announcement. I’m feeling a lot of this –> !!!!!!!!!!!!!! and this –> OMGOMGOMG and this –> THANK YOU. Before I reveal my fabulous new literary BFF, I thought I’d let you know how this whole crazy thing happened. If you’re a writer who met me in the last nine months, I probably told you atRead More →

An author lives in a weird, fluctuating existence between past and future. We often know news about our books months (sometimes years!) in advance of being able to share it, and once we do get to announce, it’s often months (or years…) before that news turns into an actual, tangible thing. After waiting 9 months to announce my new book deal, it’ll now be at least 13 months before THE KINDER POISON hits shelves in 2020. But don’t think that means nothing will be happening during 2019! Here are the things I’m looking forward to (as well as some fun things you can expect to see, as well).Read More →

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce I’m going to be published again! The brilliant Marissa Grossman at Razorbill (Penguin Random House) has acquired, at auction, my YA fantasy duology, to be published in Summer 2020. The books are set in the fantastical world of Orkena, and the first follows sixteen-year-old Zahru, who is chosen as a human sacrifice in a dangerous race across the desert between the king’s three heirs. A sequel will follow in 2021. You can add the first book on Goodreads here! And if you’d like to be the first to know about series-related giveaways, character reveals, exclusive content and other news fromRead More →