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Nice Readers at Anderson’s in Downers Grove

Kathleen March, Marie Rutkoski, Caragh O'Brien and Ann Aguirre at Anderson's Bookshop. Fierce!

Kathleen March, Marie Rutkoski, Caragh O’Brien and Ann Aguirre at Anderson’s Bookshop. Fierce!

Marie Rutkoski, Ann Aguirre and I began our Fierce  Reads Tour at charming Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove, IL last night and met wonderful readers, including many of Marie’s friends and family members.  Kathleen March had the most thoughtful comments and questions for us as moderator, and blogger Heidi of YA Bibliophile came early to interview us and give us little pink crowns.  It was a welcoming and wonderful way to start the tour!

Tonight we’ll be… Continue reading

The Vault of Dreamers in the Wild



The Vault of Dreamers goes into the wild today.  It’s exciting for me and a bit nerve-wracking, too!  I hope readers enjoy Rosie’s story.

I’m also heading out on tour, stopping first at Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove, IL tonight at 7:00 with Marie Rutkoski and Ann Aguirre.  My suitcase is packed and I’m waiting for my taxi as I write this.  

For another fun thing, the blog tour continues with stops at YA Interrobang and I’d So Rather Be Reading.

Let me say thanks for the well wishes… Continue reading

A Happy Launch for The Vault of Dreamers

VaultLaunchThanks to Suzy Staubach and the team at the UConn Coop Bookstore, we had a swell launch for The Vault of Dreamers yesterday afternoon.   I was touched that so many dear friends came to celebrate with me, and one of my cousins drove four hours to make the event.  After I read the opening chapter, answered questions, and signed copies, I had a chance to visit with people and talk books.  It was the perfect way to send my novel off into the wild.  A big thanks to… Continue reading

Boarding School? Sign Me Up.

Drawing of the clock tower from the map of the Fortge School

The Forge School of the Arts, Detail from the Map by Chris B. Murray

The boarding school in The Vault of Dreamers doubles as a reality TV show, with cameras everywhere. Since many of us felt like we led a life of scrutiny when we were in high school, even before so many of our schools installed surveillance cameras to cover every corner, the setting of Forge seems almost natural to me.  And totally invasive.

Vault of Dreams BlogTour BannerToday, the blog tour takes me to Fic Fare, where Erin posts a thoughtful… Continue reading

Blog Tour, Day 4, And All Is Well


 Today, on My Bookish Ways, Kristin invites me to talk a bit about social media, books, and my research for The Vault of Dreamers. I love questions that get me going.

Vault of Dreams BlogTour BannerThe blog tour also heads over to Working for the Mandroid for Leslie’s frank and insightful review of the novel. Her response to the ending is very much what I was hoping for.  

Both sites are offering giveaways as well. Woot!

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Upcoming Events

September 16, 2014: The FIERCE READS TOUR begins as Ann Aguirre, Marie Rutkoski and I visit Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove, IL on Tuesday, September 16th at 7 p.m.


September 17, 2014: The FIERCE READS TOUR continues with a stop at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, NH on Wednesday, September 17th at 7 p.m.


September 18, 2014: The FIERCE READS TOUR continues. We'll be visiting the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, September 18th at 7 p.m.


September 19, 2014: With the ongoing FIERCE READS TOUR, I'll be visiting Books of Wonder in New York, NY with moderator Emmy Laybourne, on Friday, September 19th at 6 p.m.


September 20, 2014: The FIERCE READS TOUR continues with a visit to R. J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT on Saturday, September 20th at 6 p.m.


September 21, 2014: I continue with the FIERCE READS TOUR, visiting Towne Book Center & Cafe in Collegeville, PA on Sunday, September 21st at 2 p.m.


September 22, 2014: The FIERCE READS TOUR continues with a visit to Politics & Prose at the Bethesda Library in Bethesda, MD on Monday, September 22nd at 7 p.m.


September 23, 2014: The FIERCE READS TOUR will wrap up with a visit to Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, SC on Tuesday, September 23rd at 5:30 p.m.
Check out the second leg of the tour with other FIERCE authors Gennifer Albin, Nikki Kelly, Marissa Meyer, and Jessica Brody.


October 2, 2014: Tui Sutherland, Dayna Lorentz, Kristin Cashore, and I will be on a panel moderated by Jim Shepard about Writing for Young People at Williams College in Williamstown, MA on Thursday, October 2nd at 8:00 pm.


October 3, 2014: Tui Sutherland, Dayna Lorentz, Kristin Cashore, and I will visit Northshire Books in Manchester, VT on Friday, October 3rd at 4:00 pm.


November 15, 2014: I'll be visiting The Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, MN on Saturday, November 15th at 4:00 pm.

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