Lili Wilkinson, Stonewall Book Award Honoree

July 25th, 2012

As you may recall, in January at the ALA Midwinter convention, I was thrilled to hear that Lili Wilkinson‘s PINK was a Stonewall Honor book. Recently, at the ALA Annual convention, the awards were given out, and though neither Lili nor I could be there to accept the honor, her amazing editor Anne Hoppe of […]

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Comic Con Review, Wrap-Up, and SWAG!

July 20th, 2012

Wooohooo! I’m back, and we had an amazing time at ComicCon. How amazing? Well, I felt like this for most of it: Seriously? Yes, seriously. I also got a chance to meet one of my writing heroes, Jane Espenson, who tweeted a picture of my son to her followers and then showed it to Alan […]

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From The Archives: “One Girl in all The World”

July 12th, 2011
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While I’m on vacation this week, I’m diving into my archives for a look at some of my favorite old posts. You voted on what you want to see, and this is the result. The following was originally published in June of 2010. Enjoy! I tweeted this the other day: “I think I’m completely over […]

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“One girl in all the world…”

June 9th, 2010

I tweeted this the other day: “I think I’m completely over DESTINY as a plot device.” I expanded it a little more to say, “Destiny, Fate, Birthright… all are too often used as a crutch for legitimate character development.” But what do I mean? Well, in looking at another hundred or so queries today with […]

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Overwhelmed and Ready for the Weekend

July 24th, 2009

I feel like I’ve been reading queries and partials and fulls for days. Which I have. And will continue to do throughout the weekend in a bid to get all caught up by next week. But let’s just say it’s left me a little bit fried on everything else, shall we? (For instance, it took […]

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