here’s to an early spring

Groundhog Day is hereIMG_7669, and already it feels as if this year is speeding ahead without me when I’m not looking. My kid’s baseball season starts today (and it’s raining), the Super Bowl is in town, The X-Files is back, and I have a book due this month, which I am in the midst of furiously revising.

I also recently received ARCs of The Smaller Evil, which are beautiful and which means this book is almost a real thing. It’s always a lovely moment in the publishing process and also a bittersweet one—a ritual, really—this baton passing of focus from story to story.

A few other updates or bits of news:

I have some local upcoming events that I’m excited about. At Books, Inc., I’ll be celebrating the upcoming paperback release of Complicit.

I don’t know if I ever mentioned here that The Smaller Evil will be an audiobook—my first audiobook! It will be released through Listening Library at the same time as the hardcover (August 2, 2016).

I wrote a blog post recently for School Library Journal’s wonderful Mental Health in YA Lit (#MHYALit) series, put together by librarians Karen Jensen and Amanda MacGregor, who are amazing advocates for mental health awareness.

Charm & Strange was named to YALSA’s 2016 Top Ten Popular Paperback for Young Adults list.

That’s it, I think, for now. Back to writing in the rain.





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