Monday, March 19, 2018

Starred Publishers Weekly Review for THE QUEEN OF SORROW!

Eeeeeeeee!!! A starred review for THE QUEEN OF SORROW, the 3rd (and final) book of my epic fantasy trilogy The Queens of Renthia (coming 5/15 from Harper Voyager)! Thank you, Publishers Weekly! I'm so thrilled and so grateful and so excited!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cover Reveal for FIRE AND HEIST

COVER REVEAL!!! I am so excited to share with you the cover for my next YA novel, FIRE & HEIST!!! Thank you to cover artist Stuart Wade from Diligence Studio, cover designer Ray Shappell, and all the awesome people at Crown / Penguin Random House for creating such awesomeness!

FIRE & HEIST is a YA contemporary fantasy -- Think Ocean's Eleven with were-dragons!  It comes out on Dec 4, 2018. Here's the official description:

Fans of Cassandra Clare and Julie Kagawa will devour this contemporary fantasy about a teen were-dragon who must steal her first treasure. But a dark discovery during her heist could put her family in incredible danger.

In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone -- even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It's a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern -- a human capable of turning into a dragon.

Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets about her mother, who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family's wealth and rank in their community.

With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society -- a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.

Can't wait for everyone to meet Sky!!!

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Friday, March 09, 2018

A Lovely Gift from My Editor

Got the loveliest gift from my wonderful editor Anne Hoppe at Clarion/HMH! A shiny new hardcover of my next MG book, THE STONE GIRL'S STORY, hot off the presses!!! This is the first time I've held a copy in my hands, and I just want to sit here and pet it! Comes out 4/3/18!


Monday, February 26, 2018


Eeeeep!!! A 2nd STARRED REVIEW for my new middle grade book, THE STONE GIRL'S STORY! Thank you, Publishers Weekly! This is very happy making.

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Monday, February 12, 2018


Over the next 2 weeks, the ebook of THE QUEEN OF BLOOD is super cheap, just $1.99! This is Book 1 of my epic fantasy trilogy, The Queens of Renthia. If you've ever wanted to dive in, now is a great time. Trilogy concludes with Book 3 in May!


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Paperback Release Day for THE RELUCTANT QUEEN!!!

So excited that today is the paperback release day for THE RELUCTANT QUEEN, Book Two of The Queens of Renthia!!! My cat Gwen is excited too!

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Kindling Words 2018

I had such an amazing time at Kindling Words!!! I was a guest author this year, and it was a true joy to talk about what I love to people I adore and admire. Loved every second!

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Off to Kindling Words 2018

Off to Vermont today for Kindling Words writing retreat. Can't wait! KW is always wonderful, and I'm especially excited this year as I was invited to be one of the guest speakers! Here's hoping I manage to say something quasi-intelligent, and don't start clucking like a chicken in the middle of my talk.......

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Starred Kirkus Review of THE STONE GIRL'S STORY!

Well, this totally made my day. The first trade review came in for my next middle grade book, THE STONE GIRL'S STORY (out 4/3/18). From Kirkus. And it's a STAR!!! When I saw it, I made a sound much like the sound my cat makes when she sees a bird out the window. Eeeeep!!!


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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cover Reveal for THE QUEEN OF SORROW

Cover reveal!!! I'm so very excited to share with you the cover for my next epic fantasy novel, THE QUEEN OF SORROW, Book Three of The Queens of Renthia, coming May 2018. I love it so much! Huge thanks to the amazing artist, Stephan Martiniere, and everyone at Harper Voyager.

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