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Twitter Takeover This Thursday

On Thursday, September 14th, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm EDT, I’ll be taking over Young Entertainment‘s Twitter feed to chat about writing, books, and whatnot. I’m secretly hoping we’ll cover the important stuff, like the best snacks for writing and how nicely the actor in Anne with an E matches my expectations of Gilbert Blythe.

Look for the #YAuthorTakeover hashtag and ask me a question about Rosie from The Vault of Dreamers or Gaia from Birthmarked. Share your opinions about YA lit these days and tell me… Continue reading

Launched!

The Launch for The Keep of Ages at the UConn Barnes & Nobles

We had the nicest launch for The Keep of Ages on Sunday evening at the UConn Barnes & Noble! I’m grateful to my family, friends, and readers for coming out in force and joining the celebration. Special thanks to Bob and Sharon for hosting the event, complete with flowers and homemade brownies.

It’s the greatest feeling, being part of a community of book people and sharing the happiness of one key milestone. Thank you! 

The Keep of Ages Is Out!

Yahoo! The Keep of Ages is out today!

I’m so happy. This book wraps up the Vault of Dreamers trilogy in the perfect dazzling way, and I’m so excited that readers can finally learn what happens to Rosie and all her friends. Yay!

The Keep of Ages Blog Tour ends today, too, with a fitting stop at Mundie Moms. Katie, the force behind Mundie Moms, interviewed me back when Birthmarked first came out, and I had the fine pleasure of meeting her in person when I visited Texas a… Continue reading

A Blog Tour Playlist at Bookish Lifestyle

I can hardly believe The Keep of Ages is out tomorrow!

Today, the penultimate jump of the Keep of Ages Blog Tour takes me to Bookish Lifestyle, where a playlist of songs reflects the moods, characters, and key moments of The Keep of Ages. Choosing just the right music was a pleasure and gave me the chance to think about the novel in a new way.

Music has always been important to me. More than hearing it with my ears, I tend to feel it around my… Continue reading

The Jump from Teacher to Writer

Today, the Keep of Ages Blog Tour takes me to YA Books Central where I’m talking about how my life as a high school English teacher prepared me for writing YA novels.

Writing Rosie’s story, especially the first book in the Vault of Dreamers series, gave me a chance to draw directly on my experiences in a high school, both as a student when I was younger, and as a teacher. The energy and daily anxiety of high school are unforgettable, and it was a natural leap to… Continue reading

The Blog Tour Stops at Reading Teen

Today the Keep of Ages Blog Tour swings by Reading Teen, where I’m playing Two Truths and a Lie about myself and Rosie’s story. I’m a truthful person, normally, but it was fun trying to come up with lies that sound plausible. 

If you are not already familiar with Reading Teen, Andye’s site is cool because aside from providing book reviews and giveaways, she invites discussions of sensitive topics (like sex in YA novels) and supports methods for turning books into art. It’s an inspiring… Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

September 23, 2017: I’ll be speaking at the Tolland Public Library on Saturday, September 23rd, at 1:00 as part of the Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series.

 

November 4, 2017: I’m appearing at the CT Children’s Book Fair on Saturday, November 4th in the Rome Ballroom at UConn. The event is free and open to the public.

 

November 5, 2017: I’m appearing at Anderson’s YA Fandom Frenzy on Sunday, November 5 in Lisle/Naperville, IL. Details to follow.

Caragh's Latest Favorite Reads

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Every Day
The Dog Stars
The Reinvention of Edison Thomas
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Fault in Our Stars
Two of a Kind
Until It Hurts to Stop


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Audio Books

The audio books of BIRTHMARKED, PRIZED, PROMISED, and THE VAULT OF DREAMERS have been released by Tantor Audio. They're available through Tantor, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Audible.com.
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