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SWORD AND VERSE is a finalist for the 2017 Compton Crook Award

I’m so excited to share that SWORD AND VERSE has been chosen as one of 6 finalists for the Compton Crook Award, awarded by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc. (BSFS) to honor the best first novel of … Continue reading

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Scenes from the #YARoadTrip Tour!

I was honored to participate in the YA RoadTrip tour October 6-16 with a fantastic group of authors in honor of Teen Read Week!  Thank you to the many librarians and booksellers who made the tour possible, and to everyone … Continue reading

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#YARoadTrip Tour Kicks Off Today!

Starting today, I’ll be touring Maryland, DC, and Virginia with an awesome group of YA authors!  We’ll be giving panel presentations about the inspirations behind our books at libraries and bookstores (see schedule below). Thursday, October 6 at 3:30 PM: Walkersville Library (Frederick County, … Continue reading

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A Busy October!

I’ve got lots of fun stuff scheduled in October, alongside some of my favorite authors!  I hope you can join us!   Saturday, October 8, 9AM-5PM: YABBA Fest (Young Adult Books, Bands, and Authors Festival), Warrenton, VA hosted by Allegro … Continue reading

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FREE In-person and Skype School Visits from YA RoadTrip Authors!

Book a FREE school visit with authors from the YA RoadTrip tour today! WHAT: Free in-person school visits for middle and high schools in the MD/DC/VA area or FREE Skype visits for ANY middle and high schools, regardless of location. … Continue reading

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#YARoadTrip Tour Hits the Road for Teen Read Week!

I’m so excited to be touring Maryland, DC, and Virginia next month with an awesome group of YA authors!  We’ll be giving panel presentations about the inspirations behind our books at libraries and bookstores (see schedule below).  All the authors are also … Continue reading

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YA Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016

It’s coming. . . March 29th – April 3rd, 2016 I’m so excited to be participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016! What is the YA Scavenger Hunt? The YA Scavenger Hunt is a biannual online event that promotes collaboration between … Continue reading

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The #BehindThePages Book Tour Kicks Off TODAY!

I’m so excited to be touring Maryland and Virginia with fellow authors and members of the Sweet Sixteens Laura Shovan, Janet Sumner Johnson, and Ava Jae!  We’ll all be presenting at the TEAM SCBWI Conference in Buckeystown, MD on March … Continue reading

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It’s UK Launch Day for SWORD AND VERSE!

Sword and Verse publishes in the United Kingdom today in hardcover, e-book, and audio!  Get your copy now: amazon.co.uk hive.co.uk To celebrate, I am running a signed bookplate giveaway on Twitter (open internationally) between now and March 1! Celebrating the UK … Continue reading

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