The Glare will be on sale on 7/14, and I’ve already said all the usual stuff on social media, including trumpeting its place on a top 10 list (Kirkus, YA reads of the summer) and my upcoming appearance on a Comic-Con @ Home panel. Now I’ll say something else: Book birthdays are terrifying. What most … More The Glare Is Out Tomorrow! (or: Book Birthdays, Twisted Little Worlds, and the Fear of Not Connecting)
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!
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