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 (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 →

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 →