Really Great School Visits in Utah!

  Why, you may wonder, am I showing you a photo in which I look like a charcoal grey monolith with a tiny, goofy head?  Because this is me posing with awesome YA writers Mindy McGinnis, Kate Karyus Quinn and Demetria Lunetta, at Taylorsville High School in the Salt...

Brain Freeze at the Book Fair

  I have always loved book fairs.  Big ones spread out over acres of a university campus, small ones on the playground of an urban community center — doesn’t matter.  Even when my kids were tiny, and the main attraction for them was the Oscar Mayer...

The Reality Of It All

In case anyone wasn’t at Barnes & Noble in Glendale on Saturday, the goofy-looking woman third from the right in the pink shirt is me. (I am not, in fact, goofy-looking; I just photograph goofy. I am also not, in fact, the shape of a prize-winning pumpkin.)...

Afterparty Goes Off to the Printer

  This giant stack of paper is the copyedited manuscript for Afterparty. Exactly two hours and forty-eight minutes ago, my wonderful editor, Patrick Price, phoned and we put the finishing touches on the second half of the book. (We did the first half yesterday.) This...