Blog Posts filed under “Books”

Writers’ Advice? I’ll Give You Writers’ Advice!

May 16th, 2012

  So I just got back from a whole bunch of traveling and touring and got asked a zillion questions, but one of the most popular ones was this: What advice do you have for aspiring writers? I answered it so many times that I managed to edit down my usual blathering to a single […]

2012 new york teen author festival

March 2nd, 2012

It’s here! Like all good things that come annually: birthdays, Christmas, Arbor Day! It’s the New York Teen Author Festival. The super-awesome news: more amazing authors than ever!!! The slightly less-awesome-in-a-totally-selfish-way-news: I’m traveling most of that week, so I have to miss a lot of this. But I’ll be at The NYC Big Read and […]

doors and books and doors to books

February 6th, 2012

Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: I am stripping a door. Funny what owning a house will do to you. Yesterday, my husband was walking around sporting a measuring tape snapped to his pocket—and I’m more of the guitar-over-hips fantasy, but whoah Nellie, I get the construction worker thing now!—and I am stripping […]

the gantlet

December 12th, 2011

My blogging has become pathetic as of late. I will spare you the boring details as to why as they all boil down to the most boring and First World problem in the universe: lack of time. Even I am tired of hearing how busy I am. Shut me up, please. I have thought of […]

the other writer in the family

November 18th, 2011

There are lots of fucked-up things about living in New York City. Aside from the exorbitant costs and the weather (tho, hello, November, you’ve been soo pretty) and the 1 percent  and the double joy of the rising subway fares and cut service and the sudden ubiquitousness of the artisanal hotdog, and the snooty people, […]

what IS team adam?

September 18th, 2011

I just explained this at the Brooklyn Book Festival—and thanks to The Book Muncher for prompting the question. But there have been questions about Team Adam. There is no love triangle in IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT, no one vying for Mia (unless you consider death the other suitor) or for Adam (well, […]


August 29th, 2011

Breathe. I keep having to remind myself to breathe. I don’t really know what happened to my lovely beach vacation where this was half a block away and I saw dolphins swimming almost every day and rode my bike to the farm stand for watermelons that were addictive and drippy and perfect. Oh, right, I […]


August 11th, 2011

And the winner is….Our expert finalists were pretty much unanimous in their decision. This design was the favorite. Its simplicity. Its strikingness. And how well it evokes the character of Adam. So worthy of TEAM ADAM. Congratulations, Connie, for her fabulous design. Congratulations, finalists, for making it that far. Congratulations to everyone who submitted. I […]

the finalists!

August 10th, 2011

    I am pleased to present to you the six finalists for the TEAM ADAM button contest. I know I said I’d pick five finalists but there were six clear favorites so I wanted to include all of them (you guys with your multiple votes—you’re as indecisive as I am!).   Now these go […]