I haven’t updated this blog in forever, but with The Glare releasing on July 14, it’s time. This “eerie tale” (Booklist) that was inspired by my phone addiction and my weird isolated childhood is finally going to hit shelves. (Preorder and support your local indie store here.) The Glare is the story of Hedda, whose … More Can You Beat the Game?
Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This biannual 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 awesome prizes! On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, … More YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2020!
This fall I’m participating again in YA Scavenger Hunt, a great way to discover new books to read — and enter to win them! For this hunt, 140 authors have been split into seven teams. Each team is assigned a color. The blog hop begins Tuesday, October 2, and runs through Sunday, October 7. Playing … More YA Scavenger Hunt Starts Soon!
And check out that amazing BLOODY (?) SHOVEL cover, again designed by Maria Elias! You can preorder the paperback here, here, or here.
So, the Spanish-language edition of The Killer in Me came out in May from Planeta Mexico. I haven’t been able to hold the actual book in my hand yet, but I have had an awesome review from Raquel Castro in the digital pub Metrópoli Ficción. The title translates as “Teenage Nightmares.” Read it here! I … More A Review From Mexico!
Want to take a summer road trip to catch a killer? That’s what two estranged friends do in my debut YA thriller The Killer in Me, which Disney Hyperion will release on July 12. They’ve done a killer job making my book everything it can be. Now I want to give readers a reason to … More Pre-Order Now to Have a Killer Summer
Every month until my book’s release next July, I’m blogging about a different scary book that helped define one of my summers. This one holds a special place in my heart, because it was essentially a textbook in Stuff That Creeps Me Out. See, every kid has to learn her culture’s spooky tales, pseudo-historical BS, … More Scary Books of Summer #2: Strangely Enough!
First, an update: My YA thriller The Killer in Me will be out on July 12, 2016, from Disney-Hyperion — and it’s on Goodreads! The release date seems appropriate, because I’ve always loved reading scary books in the summer. Isn’t that what those long days (and short, sweaty, often sleepless nights) were made for? So, … More Scary Books of Summer #1: Summer of Fear
My two lives — as a YA writer and a movie critic — collide when I watch movies based on popular YA novels. And that happens more and more often these days. I like having the extra insight that comes from having read the book — especially when the adaptation is a good one, like … More YA Books on Screen: How I Live Now