blondie & the brit

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

Chatting with Blondie and the Brit

Blondie&theBritFrom my toy store roots to my wish for a secret superpower, the latest Blondie & the Brit Podcast covers how and why I arrived where I am today: on the couch, writing YA novels.

K.J. Waters (Blondie) and Suzanne Kelman (the Brit) were so warm and welcoming that I couldn’t help opening up to them.


Throughout my girlhood, my creative, playful parents owned the Pied Piper Toy Store.

They’re the ones with superpowers, if you ask me.  

Writers themselves, K.J. (Stealing Time) and Suzanne (The… Continue reading