Good news! My editors just gave me the green light to share the full LITTLE DO WE KNOW book jacket with all of you later this week! It is absolutely stunning thanks to Hyperion Teens designer, Marci Senders, and paper artist, Sabeena Karnik, but there’s something else that’s incredibly special about it: Kind words about
FROM MY DAD TO MY DAUGHTER: PASSING ON A PASSION FOR TECH I’ve never been a big fan of gender roles. When I was a little girl, I played with Matchbox cars and Barbie’s. I rode a bike and a skateboard. I climbed trees and played dress-up. I hung out at the mall
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: 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!)
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
Spending a rainy day in my favorite chair with my WIP, Little Do We Know. I can’t wait for you to meet Emory, Hannah and Luke.
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
Writing by tree light tonight. I’m working on revisions to my next book. It’s still a secret, but I hope it won’t be much longer, because I can’t wait to tell you guys all about this story! I hope you love these characters as much as I do.
Another big day of revisions called for a little extra inspiration. And Maya’s got my back. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” –Maya Angelou How are you going to be amazing today?
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Uggs and a sweatshirt now required to write outside. Hello, October. #AmWriting #AuthorLife #WritersOfInstagram
I’m excited to start this new journal tonight. My first randomly selected prompt is on failure: “What did you fail at today? How did you try again?” It's been a pretty crappy writing day, so the answer to this one is easy. Luckily, there's tomorrow.
My daughter and I painted pottery last weekend, and I made this new writing mug. Because even though I keep telling you guys to be brave with your words, I still need to remind myself. Daily!
I got to spend my afternoon at the Julia Morgan School for Girls, speaking at their annual Word Day! Check out the fun and inspiring Word Wall they built. Thank you for letting me join you, fellow word nerds. And keep writing!
This sits on my bookshelf to remind me of the awesome power we all possess. Wishing you many words, fellow writers. Happy #NaNoWriMo!