Monthly Archives: December 2011

HUGE NEWS from Deutschland

I did a cover reveal of Loewe’s German cover of DIE FOR ME a couple of weeks ago on FB and Twitter. Here is it in all of its Art Nouveau glory:

I mean gorgeous, right? For me, it is swoonworthy. I am totally in love. So imagine my surprise when someone sent me the cover of Loewe’s 2012 catalog today. Wanna see? READ MORE…


Vincent’s birthday present

Today is Kate’s birthday! And I thought that I would share with you one of Vincent’s presents to her.

In my alternate DIE FOR ME universe, Kate wakes up this morning, looks at her phone, and sees a text message telling her to look in her bag. She pulls out a red envelope, and inside is a poem hand-copied in Vincent’s script with the inscription, “Happy birthday Kate, my own cherry tree.”



Road to Publication, Mile 2: Getting my agent

I began looking for my agent in 2008, after writing my first book, an unpublished memoir called A YEAR IN THE VINES. READ MORE…


Road to Publication: Mile 1: from blogger to writer

A few of you have asked me to share my road to publication, and since it’s been a long time since I’ve written about that, I thought I’d start at the beginning. Okay, not the VERY beginning, which was a poem about a turkey that I wrote in first grade and was published in my school newsletter. I’ll skip that, and all of the other poems I wrote through high school and stopped writing when I got rejected by my university’s literary journal. At that point I thought, Well, if even THEY won’t take me, I must be crap. So I summarily trashed my dreams of writing and decided to pursue a “real career.” READ MORE…


Contest Winners

Wasn’t the Winter YA Scavenger Hunt AWESOME? I had so much fun getting to know the other authors, as well as hearing from all of you. Thank you all for following, getting your friends to follow, voting and commenting.

So…the names of the winners.

The winner of the YA Scavenger Hunt Grand Prize is Sandra Lin of Australia!

And the winner of my very own DIE FOR ME contest is: Sarah Kalaitzidis of Canada!

Congratulations to Sandra and Sarah, and again – thank you ALL for participating in this contest. And do not fear – there will be more. If you follow me on FB and Twitter, you can participate in my CONTEST MONDAY…every week!

Merci et à bientôt!