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)
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!
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
My lovely sister, Eva Sollberger, makes a video series called “Stuck in Vermont.” It’s a weekly look at something cool our state has to offer, and it appears on the Seven Days website and the local CBS affiliate. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, Eva and her buff filmmaker friend, Michael (yes, film geeks can be … More You Know You Missed the Summer When…