New anthology at IndieGoGo (ALTERED PERSPECIVES) – and interview with Robison Wells!

Posted on April 23, 2014

I’m excited and honored to be a part of this anthology — cooked up by my friend/partner in crime Dan Wells and Brandon Sanders — which will give you exclusive glimpses of deleted scenes/first drafts/other previously unpublished work by some of your favorite writers in YA and scifi. Let me tell you a little more... Read more »


Congrats to the winners of the YA Scavenger Hunt extra giveaway!

Posted on April 7, 2014

The three lucky winners are Monica, Yun-A and Quintana! Way to go, you guys. Thanks for being a part of the YA Scavenger Hunt. More thanks go out to absolutely everyone who took part. Now I’m on to finalizing the outline for the second book in the Firebird trilogy, the follow-up to A THOUSAND PIECES... Read more »


The YA Scavenger Hunt IS ON!

Posted on April 3, 2014

Welcome, all of you taking part in the spring 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt! Read on …    Welcome to this year’s YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…not to mention... Read more »


“Going to Kansas City, gonna bring my baby back home, oh yeah – “

Posted on March 20, 2014

OK, the part of the song about bringing my baby back home is not true. Also, technically, I will be in Independence, MO, instead of KC. But if you live in that area, I’m headed your way!     I’ll be appearing as part of the grand opening of the North Independence Branch of the... Read more »


The STEADFAST launch contest winners!

Posted on March 13, 2014

The grand-prize winner of the STEADFAST launch contest is … drum roll please …     … Eliza K! Congrats to Eliza, who will get a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore of her choice, plus a STEADFAST bookmark in the mail. The second prizes, the exclusive STEADFAST mugs, go to Rachel H., Wendy W.,... Read more »


STEADFAST’s launch! Let me explain. No, it will take too long. Let me sum up.

Posted on March 6, 2014

(You guys know what movie the blog title is from, right?) STEADFAST is out in the wild, roaming free!  The second book in the SPELLCASTER trilogy made its debut Tuesday — Mardi Gras — which meant I got to celebrate by wearing a glitter top hat. (I mean, I would probably have worn that anyway,... Read more »


Behold the STEADFAST book preview and blog tour in all their glory!

Posted on February 24, 2014

Yes, we’re at just over one week until STEADFAST comes out, which means the fun has finally begun:       I am so, so lucky to have the following fabulous blogs (and the even more fabulous ladies behind them) debuting the first four chapters of STEADFAST this week: 2/25/2014- Mundie Moms- Chapter 1 2/26/2014- Jean Book Nerd- Chapter... Read more »


Get ready for the STEADFAST blog tour!

Posted on February 20, 2014

We are at just under two weeks until STEADFAST hits bookstores.* That means it’s time for a blog tour, put together by the very awesome Jaime of Two Chicks on Books! Want to see the schedule?      (Isn’t the banner gorgeous?) Our schedule: Week One: 2/24/2014- Fiktshun- Guest Post    2/25/2014- Two Chicks on Books- Guest Post 2/26/2014- Fantasy... Read more »


New Anthology from Harlequin Teen: GRIM

Posted on February 18, 2014

Today marks the launch of the new Harlequin Teen anthology GRIM, in which many young adult authors (like Julie Kagawa, Malinda Lo, Jeri Smith-Ready, Saundra Mitchell, Kimberly Derting and yours truly) share our new takes on classic fairy tales. We have a terrific blog tour running this week and the next, so I thought I’d... Read more »


STEADFAST is coming! Want to win swag?

Posted on February 13, 2014

It is now less than three weeks until STEADFAST makes its debut on March 4. (Unless you’re one of the lucky few who can come to the Feb. 21 Dark Days event here in New Orleans, where advance copies have been sighted in the wild.) If you have pre-ordered the book, are going to pre-order... Read more »