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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! 

Book Promotion for the Long Haul

Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 9.48.13 AMI was talking to a writer friend yesterday about art, our writing careers, book promotion, and how they’re related. Of these, promotion remains the wildest mystery. My first thought was that I don’t do much promotion because I don’t understand how it works. My feeling is that my publicist at Macmillan is the expert, and the success of my books is largely in her hands.

Then I realized I actually do quite a bit of promotion in my own, laid-back way. I just don’t much notice my efforts because… Continue reading

B-Fest: A Nationwide Book Fest for Teens

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 2.15.15 PMBarnes & Noble is hosting a huge teen book festival this weekend, June 10-12, with games, trivia parties, giveaways, author panels, writing workshops, cosplay, spelling contests, and bookish prizes. Tons of YA authors are showing up to be part of the B-Fest fun, and the events are free for everyone. Check out B-Fest Events at a B&N store near you and drop in to be part of the story.

I’m doubly involved with B-Fest. First, Friday evening, I’ll be joining fellow Connecticut writer Emily Bain Murphy (whose debut… Continue reading