• Book Release,  Contests,  Getting Published

    It’s Pre-Order Giveaway Time!

    Readers who pre-order STEALING HOME can submit their receipts to receive a super fun swag pack that includes a bookmark, signed bookplate, post card, and baseball charm wish bracelet. BUT the first thirty pre-orders get the navy blue wrap bracelet!!  Can’t pre-order? No big deal. Request a copy of STEALING HOME at your library, and I’ll mail you a swag pack too! And to sweeten the deal, anyone who shares, reposts, or retweets this post will be entered to win THE GRAND PRIZE, which includes: The swag pack, the wrap bracelet, the silver baseball charm bracelet, and the baseball stitch ring. And a pre-order of one YA book of their choice. You…

  • Getting Published

    Conference Insanity (with pictures!!)

    Have you heard of TXLA? It’s amazing! Librarians from all over Texas (and other places) meet up with authors and publishers to do my very favorite thing: talk about books! It was my first official conference as an author and it was an incredible experience. I might have had a few fangirling moments. (Justine Larbalestier is the kindest human being of all time. Ally Carter is all sorts of sweet southerness! She gave me some awesome pro tips. Daniel Nayeri is an incredible story teller and he wears flip flops made of duct tape. Cinda Chima [who blurbed my book!] stopped in the middle of her signing line and took a…