Monthly Archives: May 2013

Writing My Way Into Love With Taos

Tweet   For the last week I have been a lucky writer holed up at the Kindling Words West writing retreat in Taos, New Mexico. There are 25 of us here. Every morning we get to listen to the wise and wonderful Nikki Grimes teach us about the power of poetry. The rest of the […]
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Bless You, Dear Oatmeal!

Tweet     Guess which piece of office equipment I want to throw in the road and drive over ten million times with Husband’s monster pick-up truck?       Read the entire comic at The Oatmeal. I will happily drive over your printer, too, if you’d like.
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TWISTED News!

Tweet   There have long been, erm, ‘conversations’ about the original TWISTED cover. This is a book about a sweet, confused teenage boy whose father is an asshole and whose life is quickly going down the toilet. It’s a story about false accusations, lies, love and suicide. Is that the spirit that this cover evokes? […]
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Best Fans Ever

Tweet   YA authors are incredibly lucky because we have amazing, generous, creative fans. Don’t believe me? Feast your eyes on my newest shoes; hand-painted with illustrations from the covers of Speak and Catalyst!     Even the box they came in was decorated!   These gifts were made by Isabel and Julia (don’t want […]
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Sexual Assault in the US Military

Tweet    The Air Force officer in charge of the Air Force’s sexual assault prevention program was arrested Sunday for sexual assault. Over at Wired, reporter Spencer Ackerman wrote an article with many links that puts this arrest in context with other recent sexual assaults in the military. The Wired article is an excellent piece […]
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