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ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI is now available everywhere!

dear readers, for someone who works with words on a daily basis, i'm finding it EXTREMELY difficult to express how excited i am that ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI is in stores TODAY!!! this whole publishing journey has felt like a wonderful dream, and it's totally surreal that my THIRD book is now in the world. i… Continue reading ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI is now available everywhere!

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the US ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI preorder prize is finally here!

i’m so excited i’m just going to jump to the news! if you preorder a copy of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI, my awesome US publisher, JIMMY Books, will send you a set of exclusive character cards, designed by phantom rin! *dances* there will be a total of EIGHT custom cards given to each person who submits… Continue reading the US ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI preorder prize is finally here!

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HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is a NYT bestseller for a THIRD week!

honestly, i'm so floored and am filled with SO MUCH gratitude for each of you. thank you for the incredible word of mouth promotion, for all of the excitement across social media, all of the requests you put in at your libraries, and all of the tweets to my publisher, asking for MOAR. and thank… Continue reading HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is a NYT bestseller for a THIRD week!

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Query Critique

Original Query: Dear (Agent), Small-time thief, big-time troublemaker, Tristan Storey has been accused of a murder he didn’t commit. And is going to hang for it. With a rope squeezed tightly around his neck, Tristan knows it’s the end, but just as his consciousness flickers, lightning tears down from the sky. It smashes the gallows, freeing the thief.… Continue reading Query Critique

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Hunger Games text messages, pre BEA and Fun.

I'm not actually going, going to BEA this year (I know, I know I'm a terrible writer!)  - but I am meeting up with some pretty cool authors today. So I don't have time for a real post, BUT I did find something that might make you smile on this Monday. Enjoy random Hunger Games… Continue reading Hunger Games text messages, pre BEA and Fun.

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Quote of the day

I think this quote is adorable, so I had to share it with you. Have a great weekend! XO “You should date a girl who reads. Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books.… Continue reading Quote of the day

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Dream bigger…

My Critique Goddess (aka Taryn Albright) posted this picture on her blog last week, and I HAD to share it with you. Go out there and do the things you think are impossible. You are capable of so much more than you can ever imagine.