Archive for the ‘blogosphere’ Category

Tough Love for Writers

Rachel Thompson’s recent article on the Huffington Post blog, while unpleasantly titled and designed to smack her fellow authors around a bit, offers a pretty comprehensive and useful list of self-promotional things authors can and should try. Feel like you’ve… Read the rest

Dark and Stormy

I guess I’m coming late to the party: I just found out today about the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) blackout. Where have I been, you might ask? I’ve been everywhere I usually go online… Read the rest

New Website!

I just finished a very long process of revising and updating my website. With the help of a fabulous web designer, all my new content is up and ready for viewing! I’m very pleased about how it all turned out.… Read the rest

Cynsational Me

My guest post was featured yesterday on Cynsations, author Cynthia Leitich Smith‘s awesome all-things-kidlit blog. I blogged about my inspirations for writing Camo Girl, my novel about friendship and fitting in in middle school. Camo Girl deals with some hot-button… Read the rest

New Year, New Directions

Okay, so it isn’t the new year yet, but I can’t believe how fast the summer disappeared, and how quickly the fall seems to be getting chomped up, too. It’s already mid-October (eek!) and I’m sure I’ll be dragging out… Read the rest

What A Girl Wants: Writing Multicultural Characters

Okay….so I just wrote a long post about why everyone should pop over to Chasing Ray and read the latest “What a Girl Wants” conversation….then Blogger ate it. Grrr. So, more on the why later, but anyone with an interest… Read the rest

Review at Color Online

Susan at ColorOnline has posted a discussion of some of her favorite books of the year so far, including The Rock and the River! She gives it a nice review, too. Yay! Susan also lists and reviews some other great… Read the rest

What a Girl Wants: Detective Stories

The next installment of Colleen Mondor’s “What a Girl Wants” panel interview series is up at Chasing Ray. It’s an awesome discussion! Today we’re talking about the role of the girl detective in YA literature. So…… Nancy Drew? Agatha Christie?… Read the rest

What A Girl Wants, What A Girl Reads

The “What a Girl Wants” interview series has launched over at Chasing Ray. Today we’re talking about what we read as tweens/teens that most impacted us. Check it out! And then join the discussion in the comments section. This is… Read the rest

What A Girl Wants

Colleen Mondor, of Chasing Ray , is hosting a brand new, exciting round table of women authors talking about “What a Girl Wants.” It launches later this week, and I’ll be participating! Here’s a sneak peek at Colleen’s introduction to… Read the rest