Remember how I told y’all there would be an eBook with short stories connecting to my other books? Well, here’s some news! It’ll be out next month! See link for cover, title, and more!
A huge New Leaf Literary author event in Beaverton, Oregon!
I will be here! You should come here, too!
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Goldfish Music Teaser
As many of you know, I’m a music person. When I’m writing, I NEED music. This is true of every book, including GOLDFISH, which will be out sometime next year.
I thought it might be fun to give you a snippet of the songs that I’ve been listening to while I edit this book. All of them reflect the story pretty well, too, so consider this a teaser.
- “In the Mourning” by Paramore
- “The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most” by Dashboard Confessional
-“Breathe Me” by Sia
-“MFEO Pt. 2: You Can Breathe” by Jack’s Mannequin (this song actually inspired the whole book back when I first started writing it a few years ago)
-“Cripple Me” by Elenowen.
So there’s your Goldfish music teaser! And now, I must get back to work on this book! *turns on music*
A personal post about ableism, my life, and a story I haven’t shared publicly before.
The German Edition of THE DUFF is Out Today!!
And, gah, I love this cover so much, guys!
If by some chance you read German, Von wegen Liebe (which, I *think* means BECAUSE OF LOVE, maybe?) is out today in Germany and the US! Woohoo!
bittersweetwonderlust asked: Hi! :) I read about your book in Seventeen magazine, and you are honestly such an inspiration to me! I know you probably get hundreds of these messages via various social networking sites, but I think what you've accomplished is amazing! How long did it take you to write your books? And how often would you write?
Each book was different in how long it took me, depending on what else was going on in my life. So that’s a tough question to answer. The first draft of THE DUFF was 1.5 months (many more months of editing). The first draft of A Midsummer’s Nightmare was 3.5 weeks. (Over a year of editing after that.) All of my other books have taken much longer.
As for how often I write, I write pretty much every day. I don’t have a set schedule, but hardly a day passes where I haven’t written at least a page or two.
Anonymous asked: Hi! Ok, firstly, I adore all of your books! I relate to them a lot, & your way with words is amazing. I've always wanted to be a writer myself and I know you get questions about writing/publishing a lot, and I have no idea is this is probably a stupid question. Basically, if someone is lucky enough to get an agent that wants to read their novel, do you just send the agent a printed word document-type thing? With chapter titles and page numbers or what? Movies portray it oddly, just wondering(:
Whenever an agent requests your work (after they’ve received your query letter) they’ll give you instructions on what they want. Some agents will ask you to send just a word document. Others will request a printed manuscript sent by snail mail. My agent actually asked for both! It just depends on their preference.