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Exciting News—Russia, Residency Madness, SFWA!

By |August 5th, 2015|


I know I’ve been a bit absentee on these pages, but so much has been going on! I thought I’d take a minute to recap a few exciting writing-related developments.

THE 13TH CONTINUUM Sold In Russia!

I’m pleased to announce that my debut novel, THE 13TH […]

Tin House Summer Workshop 2015 Recap a/k/a Summer Camp for Writers

By |August 5th, 2015|

Tin House Collage

I have only one thing to say about Tin House 2015…

I loved every single teeny-tiny second of it!

The charm of Tin House is easy to explain—it’s summer camp for writers. The workshop is held on Reed College’s idyllic campus. Yes, you stay in the the […]

First Edition of BookPod News Hot Off The Presses!

By |June 26th, 2015|

bookpod news

In celebration of the amazing writerly accomplishments always being announced on BookPod, the authors group that I created, I bring you the first edition of BookPod News! A big round of applause to all these amazing folks making their dreams come true.

And as a side […]

My Book Deal Featured in THE FLOYD PRESS!! (Thanks Mom & Dad)

By |June 23rd, 2015|

Floyd Press

Sometimes your mother is your best publicist… right?

My book deal was featured in THE FLOYD PRESS (along with news of my Dad getting sworn in as a substitute judge—go Pops!).

I love the hometown LOVE!

Books only take on their own life with the support of […]

“Meet the Author” Email from Turner Publishing… and More Book News!

By |June 14th, 2015|


So much cool stuff is happening on the book front!

Deep breath… in… out… in… out…

I love my publisher. We did a call with them last week, and they’re totally behind my book series and have exciting plans in the works for marketing it. In fact, they’ve […]

Announcing My THREE Book Deal… the Press Release Just Came Out!

By |June 8th, 2015|

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So… the journey continues & so many exciting things are HAPPENING!

The press release just came out about my book deal with Turner Publishing. It’s super nifty with lots of cool bio details and a blurb on the book. It also includes a nice shout-out to […]

Sirenland Reunion & Book Reading! Plus… My Debut Novel Coming in Spring 2016!

By |June 1st, 2015|

Today I delivered the manuscript for my debut novel—THE 13TH CONTINUUM: BOOK ONE OF THE CONTINUUM TRILOGY—to my publisher!

You can read about my book deal here. It’s been a crazy, long journey to get here, and I promised to write more about that in the coming weeks, as soon as I come up […]

My Book Deal for THE 13TH CONTINUUM Announced in Publisher’s Weekly!

By |May 11th, 2015|

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So… my debut novel THE 13TH CONTINUUM sold in a 3 book deal to Turner Publishing! The announcement came out today in Publisher’s Weekly!

Whew! It’s been a long journey to get here and a major lesson in perseverance (more on that in a later post). […]

I Got Accepted to Tin House and Signed with ICM… and More News!

By |March 27th, 2015|


It’s been a little bit since I posted here… so I thought I’d share some exciting writing news.

I got accepted to the Tin House Summer Workshop! It’s held in Portland, Oregon on the campus of Reed College. It’s become one of the top writers […]

YSF Glee Big Show!!!

By |February 25th, 2015|


So… I thought I’d share “official” photos from the YSF Glee Big Show this weekend. As mentioned in my earlier post, my kid’s script was picked out of over 800 to be performed by the cast of Glee, along with three other lucky […]