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Second drafts, behind-the-scenes, and how to know which facts to keep or cut

i turned this beauty in yesterday!! revisions are my favorite part of the process; they’re where i go in and fine-tune details, check historical accuracy, and decide what to keep or cut away in order to streamline the concept. (in this case, the murder mystery!) one question i’m often asked by aspiring writers at book… Continue reading Second drafts, behind-the-scenes, and how to know which facts to keep or cut

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Capturing the Devil is out TODAY!!!!

good morning and welcome to the world, little book. the last five years of writing these stories and getting to know these characters have been the best, but now it's time for me to say goodbye and send Thomas and Audrey Rose off.   i absolutely adore this conclusion--it ends where it all began for… Continue reading Capturing the Devil is out TODAY!!!!

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The secret is out! KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, the first book in my new series, is hitting shelves next fall!

I’ve been keeping this secret all year, and now that the publisher's marketplace announcement has finally arrived, I’m SO NERVOUS. But also (almost) beyond comprehension-level excited and hope you are, too! KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, the first book in my new series, is a YA historical fantasy  that’s really a murder mystery at heart. I… Continue reading The secret is out! KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, the first book in my new series, is hitting shelves next fall!

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the CAPTURING THE DEVIL official book trailer is here!

Come one, come all to the Chicago World’s Fair... if you dare.  Thank you to Josh at JIMMY Patterson Books for making this super fun and dark book trailer for CAPTURING THE DEVIL! ONE MONTH Y’ALL!!!! #CTDTrailer    Friendly reminder that there is now ~less than~ one month left to snag your CTD prizes. Please… Continue reading the CAPTURING THE DEVIL official book trailer is here!

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CAPTURING THE DEVIL preorder prizes are here!!! (plus FAQ about them!)

it's been SO hard keeping both of these prizes a secret for so long, and i am so happy the wait is finally over!!! please read through this post carefully for answers to ALL of your burning preorder questions! xoxo the US preorder prizes are: An alternate cover/dust jacket for CAPTURING THE DEVIL. this cover features… Continue reading CAPTURING THE DEVIL preorder prizes are here!!! (plus FAQ about them!)

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“Cressworth” tee shirt preorder ends TODAY!

hello, friends! i've gotten so many questions about the new "Cressworth" tee shirt and when the preorders end, so this post is for YOU! my sister and i designed more official STALKING JACK THE RIPPER merchandise and there are still some double-sided quote postcards left, a few signed CAPTURING THE DEVIL bookmarks, and our "Cressworth"… Continue reading “Cressworth” tee shirt preorder ends TODAY!

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CAPTURING THE DEVIL cover + full chapter reveal on EW!

The end is near. 9/10/19 • Entertainment Weekly revealed the cover *and* an entire chapter of CAPTURING THE DEVIL yesterday! please head over there to read the sample, i'm so, so excited for you to have a first look at the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series conclusion! • spy any fun details??? 🐉 💍 •… Continue reading CAPTURING THE DEVIL cover + full chapter reveal on EW!

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Last call for custom tarot cards + B&N Exclusive edition!

A quick ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI update: B&N Edition: i just got word that the B&N Exclusive edition of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI (that features an entire bonus chapter) is a limited edition!!! supplies are running out quickly (LIKE WHAT?!?!?) so please grab a copy while you can. once they're gone, they're (unfortunately) not printing more. PRE-ORDER… Continue reading Last call for custom tarot cards + B&N Exclusive edition!

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Signed editions of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI

we're now at the less-than-one-month (by a day, but who’s counting?!) mark and i keep getting a TON of (amazing!) questions from readers on where they can get signed copies. i’m going to break it down below and include links to the stores for you. SIGNED EDITIONS/PERSONALIZED EDITIONS signed and personalized editions will be available… Continue reading Signed editions of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI

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Stalking Jack the Ripper ebook deal + Pre-order prizes and more!

  oh happy day! STALKING JACK THE RIPPER is on sale for $2.99 today! you can snag an ebook from any online retailer for that price, so if you know a friend who might enjoy reading it, please do share the information with them! i'll post quick links in the bottom of this post for… Continue reading Stalking Jack the Ripper ebook deal + Pre-order prizes and more!