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Award Nomination | Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis: Mit anderen Worten: Ich

I’m so honored and thrilled to announce that Mit anderen Worten: Ich (the German edition of Every Last Word) has been nominated for the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis, the highest honor for children’s literature in Germany. I’m completely blown away, to say the least. I love this edition. This stunning cover has always been

World Poetry Day | The Giving Keys

I recently discovered The Giving Keys and had this beauty made. I'll wear it for a while, but as you can see, it's not mine to keep. Just like Caroline said, we pass the key on. I'm not sure who this is going to, but someday it will find its new owner. It might

Little Do We Know & Click’d Edits

Little Do We Know & Click'd edits: My worlds collided! I’m finalizing a new draft of Little Do We Know and working on first pass pages for Click'd. My brain hurts! Fun fact: You’re looking at 141,296 words here. (Don’t even ask me how many I’ve thrown out along the way!)

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty

I fell in love with Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty when I was writing Every Last Word. One of my therapist friends told me about it. She uses it with all her clients to give them something to do with their hands while they talk. She believes the tactile activity helps them open up. If you’ve

New Office Artwork

New office artwork inspired by Every Last Word’s Caroline, along with some of my favorite books on writing. Have you read any of these? Which writing books inspire you? “Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.” — Virginia Woolf, A Room of

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Publishers Weekly | Disney-Hyperion Acquires Rights to Click’d

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: HYPERION NABS MIDDLE GRADE CODING NOVEL The news is out! I’m excited to tell you all about CLICK’D, my new middle-grade series with Disney-Hyperion! I’m going back to my tech roots with a fun book about friendship that I hope will also inspire girls to try coding. I’ve had such a

Buzzfeed | 29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFgKYXRQevm/ Absolutely honored to see EVERY LAST WORD on this important list and alongside so many incredible books. Thank you, @buzzfeed readers! And thank you, @viotoki for this lovely shot and your kind words. READ MORE

The Suffering Tree

Friday Reads: I just started reading THE SUFFERING TREE by my good friend Elle Cosimano and I’m already completely in love. Of course. Because it’s Elle. And her writing is sooooo beautiful. Huge thanks to my editor for spoiling me with this gorgeous ARC. It comes out in June 2017. Add it to your Goodreads

Invisible Fault Lines & Every Last Word

What a night! Kristen-Paige Madonia and I had so much fun meeting readers and celebrating the release of her new book, Invisible Fault Lines! Huge thanks to Not Your Mother's Book Club and to everyone who joined us. We loved meeting all of you!

American Library Association | Every Last Word Wins 2016 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten

Thrilled and so very honored to learn that Every Last Word was named to YALSA’s Top Ten books for teens! And it’s in such impressive company. Huge thanks to all who voted and YALSA. Congratulations to all! Alive by Chandler Baker. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484706831. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

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