Oct 30, 2012

Another Chance to Win THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT

A few announcements...

Just found out! If you missed out earlier, here is another chance to win an advanced reader copy of THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT.

Thank you for all the support on the launch of ROAR AND LIV today. I'm so happy Roar's story is out there finally!

GOODREADS BEST OF 2012 - This was a total shock. I am THRILLED to see UNDER THE NEVER SKY in the company of such amazing novels. If you are a fan, your support would be greatly appreciated!

Roar and Liv!

This! Today!

If you've read it, would love to know your thoughts.

And to those dealing with Sandy, stay safe.

Oct 18, 2012

North Carolina & A Bit of Madness

Briefly, because I'm in the throes of drafting INTO THE STILL BLUE...

1. BOOK SIGNING -- I will be signing in Charlotte, North Carolina THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 with the amazing Talia Vance, Katherine Longshore and Donna Cooner. Come see us!


4:30-6:00   BOOK SIGNING hosted by Park Road Books
                            ImaginOn, 300 East Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28202 

Check out this gorgeous cover by UK Publisher Atom!
2. NOVELLA -- Twelve days until ROAR AND LIV. Buy it for yourself for Halloween, even though it's not super scary. I mean, it's exciting. And tense. And romantical. But not really super scary.

Here's a little teaser of Roar's POV:

I draw a deep breath, feeling Liv’s weight against my chest, smelling salt and water and fire in the air. After a little while, I hear what I’ve been waiting for. Husky and pure, Liv’s laugh is the best sound in the world. 

3. CONTEST -- Books for winners of the ARC contest arrived from Harper. (Thank you, Harper!) Aren't they pretty? They will ship out next week.

Here they are on my couch. That's a lot of Perrys.

4.  BLOG -- I'm over at the YA Muses blog today talking about finding balance in life, particularly for writers. But, hey... take it with a grain of salt ;)

5. THROES -- Finally, this is what I mean by the throes of Book Three...

When I talk about the Writing Cave, this is what I mean.
Very cave-ey.

Thanks, all!

Oct 12, 2012


Thank you so much to everyone who entered to win an ARC of THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT. I have read all your entrees—and I’m overwhelmed by your support of the series. What I didn’t expect was how moving your answers would turn out to be. You’ve reminded me of so many important things.

Here are a few of them:
  • Tests are hard, but if we prepare, we can succeed. Some of you have mastered Calculus and Physics. I stand in awe. Truly.
  • Our health should be a top priority/I’m not the only one wishing I could shed a few pounds. Some of you have, and I applaud you. Thank you for inspiring me to renew my commitment to a good diet and regular exercise.
  • Families—our parents, our children, our sisters and brothers—are what bring us our deepest satisfaction.
  • Friends are what give our life color.
  • Bullies suck. (I hope that wasn’t a bully thing to say.)
  • Sometimes the small things—like opening a can of tuna with a new opener—can be just the thing to make us feel great, if we allow it to be.
  • Going the extra mile—helping a neighbor, stepping in when no one else will—feels great. We should do it more often, yes?
  • Some of you are writers and bloggers—hooray for finishing the draft! The chapter! For the new followers! I know how hard y’all are working. Picture me handing you orange slices and Gatorade! Keep it up! That’s how things get done. Simple as that.
  • You have baked cakes, survived seventh grade, adopted puppies, landed jobs, left jobs, kissed your kids, helped your friends, held back words when it was right, danced and sang in front of others despite your shyness, and offered encouragement when it was needed.
  • You are students, bloggers, writers, librarians, mothers, neighbors, friends, sisters, bakers. You are forgiving, generous, hard-working, and courageous.
  • I think you are all amazing.

OK. Switching gears. I contacted my publisher and told them how incredible you all are. I was hoping they would send 500 ARCs so I could mail one to each of you.

Alas, that didn't happen. But Harper did offer to send me TWENTY ARCs, which means that twenty of you, not three, will receive an ARC, which I think is pretty great. Thank you, Harper!

I have your email addresses—or a means to get a hold of those of you who’ve been selected. Congratulations! I’ll be in touch today. 

For those of you who didn’t win, I’m sorry. I tried, really. But I hope you’ll still check out the book in January, and Roar and Liv later this month. And thank you so much for taking the time to share your proud moments with me.

This was one of the coolest things I’ve been a part of in a long time.

Oh, I guess I should say it this way:

The last thing I did that I’m proud of is connecting with all of you.

Oct 3, 2012


ROAR AND LIV will be released in less than a month! To celebrate, I’ve decided to give away three ARCs of THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT.

Open to US Residents only. (Sorry!)

To enter, leave a comment below answering the following question:

The last thing I did that I’m proud of is ______ .

It can be big or small—anything really. (Opened the door for someone, finished a book, aced a test, etc.) Your answers will NOT have any bearing on who wins. I just think we should pat ourselves on the back a little bit more than we do, and I know you guys are awesome, and I want to read all the reasons why.


Enter from now until end of day, October 10th.

I will draw the winners at random and announce them on October 12th.

You don't have to post your email to enter if that sort of thing makes you squicky. When I choose the contest winners, I will figure out a way to get in touch with you via twitter or whatnot. (But you are all winners, you know this yes?) If you already posted your email, well then, thanks. That does make it a little easier for me.

You can enter up to three times.

You can’t enter by tweeting about the contest, but I’d appreciate your helping in spreading the word!

Good luck!