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THE DOLLMAKER RELEASE DAY!!

 THE DOLLMAKER is OUT TODAY!!!

 

Jack the Ripper retelling. 1920s. Ballet. Murder. Mystery. Romance. I’m so proud of this book and it’s a dream to have it out in the world! So much thanks to my agent and publisher for making this happen!!! The book is available pretty much everywhere! I’ll post the links below. Thank you for supporting me today!!








Amazon


Barnes & Noble


CamCat Books Website


Target


Walmart


The DARK NOCTURNE series!

It's been such a great summer! I traveled through Europe for a few weeks, and also traveled to the location where my trilogy takes place. It was so fun to see the places I wrote about! Here are a few highlights:






St. Paul’s Academy of the Arts isn’t your usual boarding school....

When November Huntington is sent away to live with her long-lost family, she’s forced to attend a music school for the gifted—which wouldn’t be a problem if November were musical. She’s an athlete through and through, and hates being different.

The kids at the school don’t welcome her; they’re wary of her presence, especially Vincent, a brooding teenage boy involved with dark spirits, who can make time stop when he plays his piano. In fact, all her classmates are all obsessed with playing their instruments. And odd things happen when the do.

But something is off about the school. Deaths have occurred through the years, students showing up dead the same way November's parents were killed—with their throats ripped out.

A killer is on the loose.... November must figure out a way to stop whoever it is, balance her feelings for Vincent, and solve her parents' past before she, too, is numbered among the dead.













You can purchase the books here


Thank you all for supporting me!!!

Audiobook for The Redpoint Crux!!!!

The audiobook for THE REDPOINT CRUX just dropped!! It’s SO much fun! It’s weird to have these fun little moments after years of hardship... 😭🩰👻🔪🧗‍♀️✨ 




To support me, here’s the link: Click here 


Love you guys!!! 

The Redpoint Crux Blurbs!!!

I'm so delighted to share two of my recent blurbs for The Redpoint Crux!!!One is from Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown’s Game, and the next is from Wendy Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author.  I've posted the blurbs below!!!



Aren't they lovely??? I'm so excited for June 9th and it'll be out in the world!!! If any of you would like to share and promote, that would mean the world to me! Thank you!

Add on Goodreads: Here 
PreOrder Link: Here 

Thanks guys!!! Hope you are all wonderful! 




The Year Of Lightning!!!


Once upon a time… there was a nerdy writer girl who didn't have any friends on twitter:

Nerdy scared girl.

But then she met a friend who was super nice and had the same writerly aspirations/interests as her. (Wanting to take over the universe by using orbital death rays, inventing cake vending machines, respect for evil overlords who executed rebels… yanno, the usual)

Yay Friends!

The two became great friends and even beta read for each other. The girl had beta read some scary books in her day, so she was relieved when her friend had real talent. 



The friends even went to fun conferences together and plotted how some day they would be successful authors and teach classes on world-building, perseverance, and how to turn normal words into slang by adding apostrophes. 


Aside from writing, these two friends were like-minded in other ways. Like how they felt about sports:


Or the questions about ninjas that kept them up at night:


Then something fabulous happened. The girl's friend signed a three-book-deal with Jolly Fish Press and she was SO happy she got to reveal his cover on her blog!!! 


Cue cover reveal:



Amazon Pre-order link

Ryan is holding a contest! If you want to participate, here are the rules:


How would you fight a lightning storm? In one paragraph, tell us exactly how youd do it, and dont hold back! Get as crazy/silly/stupid/super-tough as you want. The sky is literally the limit. Well pick a winner from each participating blog, and I will send each winner a package containing an awesome secret clue to the central mystery in THE YEAR OF LIGHTNING. 

Thank you, Ryan, for letting me be part of your cover reveal. You're a wonderful friend and I'm so excited for your success!!! 

Red. Head. Out. :) 

A Day In The Life With WOVEN…


We all know books can change your life.

But they can also completely disrupt your life… unless you know how to function *while* reading them… especially one you can't put down…


My experience with WOVEN…
Mr. Woven and I spent a few hours practicing the piano together…
We also spent some time on the treadmill together…

I managed to write and read at the same time… 

















My mad face when Mr. Woven beat me at Pictionary…

He even comforted me in the scary part of movies…


















I've lost count with how many different positions I read in…


















A day wouldn't be complete without watching the sunset together…


















And big smiles all around with what a fantastic book WOVEN is!!!!!!














I'm so proud of David Powers King and Michael Jensen. I don't know Michael well (but I know he's wonderful!), and I consider David one of my most favorite friends. He's not only a talented writer, but he's one of the kindest, most genuine people I know. (He's also married to a gorgeous red head, which automatically gives him huge bonus points) :)

My review:


Woven is such a beautiful story!!! This book contains the kind of magic I’ve been missing in stories for a while. I love the uniqueness of the fantasy world… I was sucked in from the start and immersed completely with the plot and characters.  Pacing was great. Writing was beautiful. It’s the kind of story that is timeless---where it will easily hold its own in today’s crowded market and for years to come. Action, adventure, ghosts, magic, romance… I thoroughly enjoyed this!!!


Thanks, DPK for letting me be a part of your Woven tour, and I'm so excited to see more Woven success!!!!

Red. Head. Out. :) 

#LA14SCBWI Conference!



I’m not sure what it is about the SCBWI LA conference, but each year I attend, I seem to find exactly what I’m looking for.

This is my fourth year going to the conference, and each time, I’ve been in a completely different place on this writing journey… whether with my emotional journey or my actual craft/ability/knowledge of the industry. And for some reason, the SCBWI has always been able to reach me—to know exactly what I need at the time and refuel my tank. I’m always able to find myself again. To find what it is I want and what I need and where I want to go.

As we all know, sometimes that "magic something” leaves us. We keep working without really remembering what it is that’s rooted inside of us—that reason why we’re writing in the first place. And I’ve been to conferences that focus only on craft or the industry or how to get from point A to point B. But the SCBWI is different. They seem to get it. They focus on the magic. The art. The heart. The reason why we pour our souls into our work and spent sleepless nights crying over whether we have the ability to really create.  They get that it’s not only about the change that takes place within ourselves, but it’s that books change people. (A concept I could go off forever about, but won’t) 

Recently, I’ve had to face some difficult decisions as far as writing goes, and it’s because of this 2014 LA conference that I’ve been able to block out all the different voices shouting at me and reaffirm my goals. I've found that no matter what you're looking for as a writer, the SCBWI has what you need. Including friends. 
With the ridiculously talented Liz Briggs

I’ve connected with dozens of writers who really have become my best friends. (Each one of them much more talented and cooler than I) ;)


And now for fun pics!

And with Karen Grencik, who will always be so special to me!


If you're a YA, MG, or picture book writer, I highly urge you to become a SCBWI member. It's changed my life, opened up opportunities I never dreamed, and helped me take the necessary steps toward this crazy journey called publication. 

Red. Head. Out. <3