Open Letter to Teachers and Librarians who Devalue, Disrespect and Dismiss Young Adult Literature

Like many kidlit authors I am also a parent to a kid. And like most kidlit parents I have heard multiple variations on the general theme of disrespecting my work and the work of my colleagues from the reading professionals who serve my teen and her peers. I’ve about had it. The last time it … More Open Letter to Teachers and Librarians who Devalue, Disrespect and Dismiss Young Adult Literature

ALA Midwinter Panel: GET BOOKED – Making the Most of Author Visits to Classrooms and Libraries

I appeared on a panel with Deb Caletti, Abby Cooper, Mia García and Claribel Ortega at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Seattle. It was a very lively discussion and we were able to share a ton of information and anecdotes about classroom and library visits. The panel was video recorded and that recording … More ALA Midwinter Panel: GET BOOKED – Making the Most of Author Visits to Classrooms and Libraries

Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference 2018 – Presentation materials

This past weekend I gave two seminars at The Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in Pasadena. I promised attendees I would upload both my Powerpoint Presentations and the handout so here they are for all to enjoy: Perfecting POV Powerpoint Slides What is YA Powerpoint Slides Perfecting POV Handout What is YA Handout Audio recordings … More Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference 2018 – Presentation materials

Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference – Presentations and materials

This last week I gave two presentations at the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in Pasadena. It was a great conference! My two sessions were well attended and as promised I’ve got the presentation materials here: The end now what.pptx The End handout The End handout2 And here is the audio file of this presentation … More Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference – Presentations and materials

New COVER! ZERO REPEAT FOREVER

I’m over the moon excited to show you all my new book cover for my upcoming science fiction YA novel, Zero Repeat Forever. Here it is in animated gif form: Zero Repeat Forever comes out from Simon & Schuster in September 2017. You can read more about Zero Repeat Forever here.

Nano Novels Get Published and Here’s Proof # 11

It’s November and that means it’s NANOWRIMO. To celebrate my first Nanowrimo novel, Zero Repeat Forever being on the way to publication by Simon & Schuster I’m featuring many published or soon-to-be-published Nanowrimo novels over the month of November, as well as some old posts I wrote during my first Nanowrirmo in 2011. Today I’m featuring author Madeline … More Nano Novels Get Published and Here’s Proof # 11

Nano Novels Get Published and Here’s Proof #10

It’s November and that means it’s NANOWRIMO. To celebrate my first Nanowrimo novel, Zero Repeat Forever being on the way to publication by Simon & Schuster I’m featuring many published or soon-to-be-published Nanowrimo novels over the month of November, as well as some old posts I wrote during my first Nanowrirmo in 2011. Today I’m featuring author Pippa … More Nano Novels Get Published and Here’s Proof #10