I’ll be teaching a new YA novel writing workshop in New York City this fall, with Ideasmyth at the Writers Room in Manhattan.
I was so very honored to be a guest on Sara Zarr’s “This Creative Life” podcast, where we talked about writing for yourself again, taking risks in your publishing career, and being true to yourself as an author.
Great news! 17 & Gone was named one of the Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year by the Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education. More
Happy Book Birthday to the paperback edition of 17 & GONE, on sale today! More
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its list of 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners, which is released only every five years, and I was thrilled to find not one but TWO of my novels on the list! More
If you’re headed to the AWP conference this week in Seattle, here is where you can find me… My panel is the first day, Thursday morning, and if you’re interested writing YA or children’s books, I hope you’ll join us: More
Earlier this month, you could find me high up in the Santa Cruz mountains of Northern California, not so far from San Francisco, at a beautiful artists’ sanctuary called the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. I was gifted a writing residency there once before, in 2012, but my visit this month was to share my love of the place—and its inspiration, its magic—with my fellow YA and middle-grade writers. The very first Djerassi YA Novel Workshop & Retreat was February 9–14, and it went better than I could have even hoped. More