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?
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!
And it’s on EW, with the first two chapters! In time for Halloween! Check it out. Back in June, I still wasn’t sure this trailer was going to come together. But when I visited the shoot, at an attractive and seemingly not-at-all creepy suburban house, I just knew the filmmakers were going to produce something … More The Killer in Me Book Trailer Is Live!
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
That’s a joke, because this hasn’t been the most relaxing summer for me. Actually, between work and other work, it sometimes feels more like this. So anyway, did you know that Netflix Instant has 195 episodes of “Supernatural”? Which doesn’t even include the to-be-added season 10? And that a season freaking 11 will air in … More How I Spent My Summer Vacation
When it comes to revising my fiction, a secret side of me sometimes comes out — the scalpel-happy cosmetic surgeon. Most of my revisions have been mere touch-ups, but several have been, to put it bluntly, extreme makeovers. Where one writer might trunk a book, I will go all Dr. Frankenstein on that poor manuscript. … More Revision: The Joy of the Extreme Makeover
One April day in 2013, I got a creepy idea that would not let me go. I sat down and started writing in the voice of a girl who visits the mind of a serial killer every night in her dreams. Only she knows what he’s done; only she can catch him. And that might … More The Big Announcement: How Creeping Myself Out Led to a Deal for My Debut Novel