Oct 29, 2011


I was in Oakland yesterday for NCIBA. I got to spend time with Talia Vance and Katy Longshore, my fellow Muses, and I came home with a bag full of ARCs of books I'm so excited about! Here are a few:

A MILLION SUNS by Beth Revis
PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver
SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Steifvater
FRACTURE by Megan Miranda

Once I've read them, I plan to do some giveaways to spread the wealth so stay tuned! UNDER THE NEVER SKY was at the HarperCollins booth; it was amazing to see that.

The best part of NCIBA, however, was meeting Northern California book bloggers, who are some of the nicest people, and who are so passionate about books. Loved meeting them, and only wish I could have spent more time with them.

Next week, I head to Story Masters in Houston, which should be phenomenal. Anyone else heading out that way? I'd love to meet you!

Oct 27, 2011

Author Video & GILT Cover

1. Video - I put together a little video of my writing process. Check it out -- you'll see how closely I work with my assistants.

2. We're talking about writing inspirations over at the YA Muses Blog. A great week of posts so far, be sure to stop by!

3. Take a look at my dear friend's cover for her YA historical, GILT. Absolutely gorgeous, right? This novel is so lush and fabulous. I can't wait for you all to read it next May!

4. Bookanistas! Lots of great recommendations today:

Elana Johnson REVEALS something awesome!!!
LiLa Roecker  announces a winner - plus a Past Midnight series giveaway
Christine Fonseca  reveals books she cannot wait to read
Beth Revis interviews My Very UnFairytale Life author Anna Staniszewski
Shannon Whitney Messenger interviews Skyship Academy-Pearl Wars author Nick James & agent Jennifer Rofe – with giveaway
Jessi Kirby twirls for Audition
Shana Silver burns for Circle of Fire
Carrie Harris devours Deadly
Stasia Ward Kehoe travels to The Day Before

Oct 16, 2011

Cover Update & Comic Con Report

1. Comic Con - Friday, I had the privilege of being at Comic Con in New York. The day started with a panel at 10:45 - Zombies, Fallen Angels and Other Paranormals Give New Meaning to Undying Love. This was my first panel and I had a blast. 

Tahereh Mafi, author of the upcoming SHATTER ME, was among my fellow panelists. Many of you may know her from her blog or twitter, but I wish you could meet her in person. She's kind, stylish and so well-spoken. I was already inclined to like her, because I adored SHATTER ME. Now I'm thoroughly fangirl for her.

After the panel, Tahereh and I signed ARCs at the HarperCollins booth. Another first for me, and also a blast. It's truly amazing to see UNDER THE NEVER SKY make its way out into the world. Thank you to those who came by to pick up a copy.

2. Sneak Peak of UNDER THE NEVER SKY - Check out the Facebook fan page for a glimpse of an early chapter!

3. Cover News - Finally, I'm thrilled to share an updated version of the UNDER THE NEVER SKY cover.

You'll see the differences are subtle, with the addition of a new color and the streamlining of the font. I love it. I still can't believe it's my cover. I hope you love it, too.

Oct 6, 2011



1. A sad day for all, with Steve Jobs' passing yesterday. I have mad love for my Apple products, and massive respect for his contributions and his genius. I vote for this as a new permanent logo:

2. I turned in the final FINAL copy for UNDER THE NEVER SKY yesterday. Yikes. Also. YAY.

3. Fun news coming up with respect to the COVER. Whoa. What could it be? Stay tuned.

4. My buddy, Jackie Garlick Pynaert, is guest blogging over at the Muses today. She has reviewed THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern, a book I'm dying to read. Stop on over and make Jackie feel welcome if you have a chance.

5. I was in New York earlier this week meeting with my agent, editor and the marketing folks at Harper Collins. It was awesome. It's amazing to me how many people work behind the scenes, and I feel very lucky to have met some of them. I love my team. I have a gazillion pictures and much to share, but I'm under the deadline gun, so stay tuned for the lowdown next week.

6. It's Thursday! That means Bookanista book recommendations:

Elana Johnson  is obsessed with Possess
Christine Fonseca  twirls for Audition
Shannon Whitney Messenger is wowed by The White Assassin – with giveaway
Shelli Johannes-Wells applauds The Pledge
Beth Revis interviews The Girl of Fire & Thorns author Rae Carson
Carolina Valdez Miller delves into The Future of Us – with signed book giveaway
Shana Silver shouts out about Shut Out
Sarah Frances Hardy fancies You Will Be My Friend

And... back to work!