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Tweet Thank you all for the great comments and links to my post about the WSJ article. I hope that we can all find a way to reach out to people who are unfamiliar with the wide and wonderful world of Young Adult fiction and help them learn about the variety and significance of the […]
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Writers helping Joplin, MO

Tweet UPDATE!!! Thanks to you, we raised $4,000 in four days for the Red Cross efforts in MO!! I really appreciate everyone pitching in. Will be announcing the raffle winners in a few days. You all know of the devastation that hit Joplin, MO. Folks are still looking for loved ones. Those who survived the […]
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Contest winners & Bob the Builder

TweetWe have winners!!!! Last night Queen Louise ordered her squires to participate in the Official Drawing of the Names. They dutifully complied. drum roll…….. The winners of custom WINTERGIRLS laptop (or phone) skins are: Jennifer Forgotten! Mindi Scott! Tressa Korson! Kara Huck! You’ll be receiving an email from Queen Louise with the details about what […]
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Three Days

Tweet Three days until WINTERGIRLS arrives… The first fan video! And the WINTERGIRLS website is up and running. I am waiting for a Family Support information sheet, being written by a woman whose daughter struggled with anorexia, and one of the professionals who worked with their family. What else does the site need? What should […]
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WINTERGIRLS contest excitement & bookseller love

TweetWINTERGIRLS comes out in 10 days!!!! ::pauses to breathe into paper bag:: To celebrate, we’ve decided to have a contest. A simple contest. A fast contest. The prize is a laptop skin with the WINTERGIRLS cover image on it. Don’t know what a laptop skin is? We’re ordering them from Skinit – their website explains […]
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Book celebration & roof research

TweetTHE BOOKS ARE HERE!! THE BOOKS ARE HERE!!! Honestly, I think my UPS man loves me best. Not many of his other deliveries jump up and down and scream when he shows up. Here they are! Drum roll……. So much work all wrapped up in a drop-dead gorgeous cover. If you’re interesting in hearing me […]
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Mad Woman in the Garden, take one

TweetAs promised, I’ve been playing around with my new camera. Yesterday, I found the On switch and went out to my garden at dawn to record this little tour. Keep all expectations low and try not to snort coffee out your nose onto your keyboard. Keep spreading the word about the Summer Twisted/Speak Book Trailer […]
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Hot Summer Twisted/Speak Book Trailer Contest!

TweetThank you so much everyone for all the enthusiastic comments and emails yesterday about the ALAN Award announcement. My feet didn’t touch the ground all day. The Office Mouse has been scurrying around getting me caught up on technology and preparing for the books coming out in the next year. One of the things we’d […]
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And the TWISTED teacher winner is…..

TweetJulia Borgisi of Kenmore East High School in Tonawanda, NY!!! ::stands and applauds wildly:: Here are Julia’s correct answers: What is the significance of the name of the game Tyler plays on his computer? ” Tophet, to summarize, means child sacrifice and/or hell. As Tyler is playing the game, he is living through his own […]
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Attention Teachers!!! & Pondering in the Forest

TweetFirst thing first. THE TWISTED TEACHER’S CONTEST!!! I made it too hard. For this, I will not apologize. I consider it payback. But I am not heartless, and I really want TO GIVE AWAY A CLASSROOM SET (30 ARCS) OF TWISTED to the smart teacher who breaks my code. So. Revised rules. 1. Read the […]
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