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. More
I will have a short story in an upcoming YA horror anthology called Slasher Girls & Monster Boys—with an incredible collection of authors! So excited! More
Now that I’m back from an insanely productive two-week residency at the MacDowell Colony last month, I’ll tell you what’s coming next with me:
Have you ever wanted to take a workshop from me… in person? Plus have retreat time to write new work in a beautiful location where other artists go to create? Plus, eat delicious food from an incredible chef (not me! I can’t cook!)? I am excited to tell you that THIS is happening and applications are now open:
I have been so excited to share this news with you… and now I can! This announcement just ran in Publishers Weekly: Elise Howard at Algonquin Young Readers has bought world rights to two new YA novels from Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone.