Category Archives: Young Adult Fantasy

Playing Catch-up

How has it been over a month since I last posted here?  There’s been a lot going on. In late May, I got to geek out at Balticon.  Sword and Verse was a finalist for the 2017 Compton Crook Award, presented … Continue reading

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Welcome to the world, FEUER UND FEDER!

The German translation of Sword and Verse, titled Feuer und Feder, is out today from Beltz!  The German title translates to “fire and feather” or “fire and quill”.   German translator: Julian Haefs Cover designer: Carolin Liepins Order it now from … Continue reading

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FEUER UND FEDER Cover Reveal

The German translation of Sword and Verse, entitled Feuer und Feder, will be published by Beltz on March 13, 2017.  The German title translates to “fire and feather” or “fire and quill”.  And check out this lovely cover! German translator: Julian … 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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A New SWORD AND VERSE Extra

It’s a grey and rainy day here in the Midatlantic, so it seems like a good day to share an extra! This one is from Mati’s point of view, and it takes place just before, during, and after the very … 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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2016 Debut Authors Bash – and a brand-new SWORD AND VERSE story!

I’m so excited to be participating in the Debut Authors Bash, hosted by YA Reads!  Check out the complete schedule to see extras, interviews and more from your favorite debut authors! My stop on the tour was hosted by Carly … Continue reading

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A New SWORD AND VERSE Extra

Several lucky contest winners received early access to this extra a few months ago, but now it’s time to unveil it for everyone!  I hope you enjoy this story, which begins in the year between chapters 1 and 2 of Sword and … Continue reading

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Deleted Scene from SWORD AND VERSE

Those of you who participated in the YA Scavenger Hunt got to see this deleted scene from the book already, but now that the hunt is over I am posting it for everyone! This is the story of Raisa’s Selection … Continue reading

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