Read or Write Anywhere

Summer is about to begin!  But just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we should stop reading and writing. I’ve teamed up with the YA Chicks and many participating authors (Rachel Caine, Amy Christine Parker, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Christina Farley, Vivi Barnes, Janice Gable Bashman, Tamsin Silver just to name a few!) on a global campaign toContinue reading “Read or Write Anywhere”

Lead up to #ReadorWriteAnywhere

Tomorrow, the YA Chicks with the help of many, many other writers of young adult, new adult and middle-grade fiction, are launching the #ReadorWriteAnywhere campaign.  The full list of participating authors and prizes and info on participation are up on their blog.  In short you can participate by: -stopping by the YA Chicks blog tomorrowContinue reading “Lead up to #ReadorWriteAnywhere”

This is how you do it, Baby!

In case you haven’t heard about #ReadorWriteAnywhere, it’s a great campaign started by the YA Chicks to encourage reading and writing specifically for (but not limited to) teens over the summer. On May 22nd, many young adult and middle-grade authors will be posting pictures of themselves writing anywhere with clues for viewers to guess whereContinue reading “This is how you do it, Baby!”


The fabulous YA Chicks— ViviBarnes, Christina Farley, and Amy Christine Parker—along with “guest co-creators” me, Peggy Jackson, and Tara Gallina, are putting together a really exciting global campaign launching on May 22, 2015, to encourage readers, writers, students, and teachers to share pictures all of the places—both ordinary and extraordinary—where they are reading and writing. This is openContinue reading “#ReadorWriteAnywhere”

New Releases and Lake County BookFest!

Last week was an abridged one for me, since I left mid-afternoon on Thursday for the wonderful Lake County Library System’s BookFest.  This year’s theme?  Dreams & Nightmares.  I’ll post a bit about that below, but since Tuesday is new release day, I’m very excited to blog about one new release from last Tuesday andContinue reading “New Releases and Lake County BookFest!”