This week’s Writer 2 Writer interview is with Ohio-based author Jody Casella. Her debut novel THIN SPACE is a paranormal YA mystery about a boy coming to terms with his twin brother’s death. It sounds amazing! I can’t wait until it’s published on Sept. 10, 2013 (Beyond Words; Simon & Schuster). When did you decide you wanted to write for teens? Talk about… Read More
One of the best parts about being writer is that I get to meet authors! I love to hear about their processes and what they’re working on. This week, I interviewed author Jennifer Mann. Not only do she and I share the same awesome agent, Kerry Sparks, we share a name, a home state, and a connection to the New Jersey… Read More
I woke up this morning with the first two lines of Thunder Road in my head. I wasn’t sure why then I remembered the vacation photo my friend, Michele, sent me. It reminds why I love both the song and road trips.
Today I’m kicking off what I hope will be a new and continuing feature — Writer 2 Writer Wednesday, whereby I interview authors about their books and their process. Jenny Torres Sanchez writes young adult novels. She is the author of The Downside of Being Charlie and the forthcoming is Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia, both… Read More
My agent, Kerry Sparks, is awesome! She sloshes through my first drafts, sells my finished novels, listens to my mini-melt downs, and writes books. Happy book birthday to Kerry and her co-author Miek Bruno. Hello, My Name Is Pabst: Baby Names for Nonconformist, Indie, Geeky, DIY, Hipster, and Alterna-Parents of Every Kind is now available where all fine books are sold. Buy it… Read More
Today is the day! OUT OF REACH, the debut young adult novel by National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos hits the shelves. That’s right, I said National Book Award Finalist. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, when the 20 finalists were announced, Carrie Arcos was among the five named in the Young People’s Literature category for OUT OR REACH. We had… Read More