Thursday, January 28, 2016

Signing Books with Author Friends

Tonight I did a book signing at Barnes and Nobel alongside some friends who are fantastic YA authors. Jennifer Jenkins, Jessica Day GeorgeSara B. LarsonBree Despain and Valynne Maetani.

Coming up next month is LTUE and the month after that is Teen Author Boot Camp!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Awake and Dreaming

“For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming…” -H.P. Lovecraft
I write fiction. I dream up people and journey with them into places I know and places I have never seen, creating stories for other people to read with the hope that we can journey together and make sense of this collective experience we call Life.
When I was little, there was a treehouse in my back yard, at the top of a tall Mulberry tree. I’d climb up there and spend hours alone reading books and daydreaming. There was something about being up high, surrounded by branches and leaves that made life feel magical.
I could look out over our yard and neighborhood. Everything that seemed boring from the ground became a story. People went in and out of their homes, playing out the drama of ordinary lives but I could imagine interesting plots and intrigues from my perch above. Playing in the theoretical and imaginary.