In Honor Of #NationalPoetryDay…

In honor of #NationalPoetryDay, I wrote Sydney’s pretzel poem on an Auntie Anne’s wrapper. • • • At Auntie Anne’s, I always ask for soft, sugary, slippery sweet pretzels. Perfectly prepped and pinched, rolled into rings and ribbons, twisted into tantalizing tastes that tease my tongue and deliciously, delightfully destroy my diet.

By |2017-05-02T19:51:45-07:00October 8th, 2015|Categories: Writing, Poetry|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Interview | Publishers Weekly Kidcast

I’m honored to be a guest on Publishers Weekly’s PW KidsCast this week, talking about OCD, poetry, friendship, learning to be brave with my words, and the healing power of writing. Listen online: PW KidsCast Listen on iTunes: KidsCast on iTunes

1000 Words Contest | YA Author Tamara Ireland Stone 2015 Guest Judge

YA Author Tamara Ireland Stone 2015 Guest Judge blue4beban: We are honored to announce Tamara Ireland Stone as our 2015 Guest Judge. The guest judge is responsible for making the hard choice to select the $1000 scholarship winners for the $1000 for 1000 Words fiction-writing contest out of the pool of seven grade-level winners selected

By |2017-05-03T08:46:20-07:00December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Galaxy Trail: Stop #1

Welcome to the first stop on The Galaxy Trail! I'm glad you're here. This is the first ever Halloween Book Trail, featuring your favorite YA & MG authors. Here's how you play: Every post contains information that will lead to killer prizes, including books, swag, skype sessions, locks of hair (Not really.). At the end

By |2019-02-05T16:47:12-07:00October 27th, 2014|Categories: Writing, Giveaways|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

“Time” is now bendy…

The paperback edition of TIME AFTER TIME hit shelves this week, so if you like time -- and time travel books -- on the bendy side, you're in luck! Seeing both books in paperback feels a bit like the end of a really special and amazing journey for me. I've been thinking about it a lot

By |2019-02-05T16:44:04-07:00October 17th, 2014|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

A few words on the cover of Every Last Word…

I am so excited to share the cover and tell you more about my next book, EVERY LAST WORD. If you haven't seen it yet, click here to check out the exclusive cover reveal on HYPABLE.COM. Once again, Whitney Manger -- who also designed the covers of Time Between Us and Time After Time, in

By |2017-06-05T18:39:09-07:00September 8th, 2014|Categories: Writing, News, Covers, Poetry|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Paris Love Locks (The Whole Lock Thing…)

Can you spot it? I've been so excited to share this story with you, friends! It took me a while to put this post together because all my writing time has been devoted to finishing my next book, EVERY LAST WORD (which I'm incredibly excited about, so time for brief and not-at-all-subtle plug:

For Edith Rose Ireland

My iPhone chirped three times this morning, reminding me of today’s birthdays: My brother-in-law. One of my best friends. Grandma Ireland. I didn’t need the reminder about the last one. I’m always a little sad on July 21. My grandma died eight years ago. She would have been 100 years old today. Grandma Ireland was a

By |2017-05-03T09:30:39-07:00July 21st, 2014|Categories: Writing|0 Comments

Step away from the keyboard

Every year my family and a group of our friends take a trip to Yosemite. It's always fun. We hang out with our kids, hike to waterfalls, bike ride through the valley, and raft down the river. At night, we roast s'mores around the campfire. We were there last weekend and once again, it was unforgettable.

By |2017-06-04T11:35:49-07:00June 12th, 2014|Categories: Travel, Writing|Tags: , , |1 Comment

In Anna’s Town: Touring Evanston

One of the highlights of February was my trip to Evanston, Illinois to speak at the Evanston Public Library and to tour the town where Time Between Us and Time After Time are set. I'm often asked why I chose to set my books in Evanston. The full story is HERE, but this is the short answer: When I decided to write

Hello, Evanston

I love meeting readers. Aside from the writing itself, it's what I enjoy most about being an author. Since Time Between Us came out, I've been fortunate to be able to travel around the country, talking about writing books for young adults. I've been to New York City, Los Angeles, Kansas City, St. Louis, Austin,

Holiday Read-A-Thon

UPDATE and WINNER (12/10/13) First, congratulations to Liza Wiemer on a wildly successful Holiday Read-A-Thon! It was an honor to participate. For my mini-challenge, I asked you to share your book love. See my original post below. Going in, I knew that my goal to get 500 comments in 3 days was hugely ambitious. And we fell short.

By |2017-05-03T09:30:39-07:00December 6th, 2013|Categories: Writing|65 Comments
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