Blog Posts Tagged ‘If I Stay’


October 13th, 2012

GIVEAWAY! I will be giving away 5 SIGNED copies of Where She Went or If I Stay (winners’ choice)! To enter either share any post from my Facebook page or reblog any of my original Tumblr posts (not something that I reblogged). The five winners will be announced next Friday! I can only mail to US addresses. […]


September 26th, 2012

Cover of Just One Day revealed today!! Check out the Entertainment Weekly article to read an exclusive excerpt from the book! “A breathtaking journey toward self discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay. When sheltered American good girl Allyson first encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem at an underground performance of Twelfth […]

Event at Books of Wonder Tuesday, July 17!

July 14th, 2012

Come see Kristin Cashore, Melina Marchetta and ME at Books of Wonder this Tuesday (July 17) for an evening of Authors interviewing Authors.   How is this author event different from all other author events? Next week, on Tuesday, July 17th, a day that will live in infamy, I will be doing an author event […]

giveaway time

January 3rd, 2011

New year, new book. (Which is funny. Last year’s holiday card read “New Year, New Kid!) In honor of it being 2011 and the year of WHERE SHE WENT’s release, I’m giving away a signed ARC of WHERE SHE WENT along with a signed copy of IF I STAY (paperback, so you can see how […]

what is ya, exactly?

June 29th, 2010

What makes a book a young-adult novel, versus say an adult novel about young people? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately for several reasons. For one, one of my readers asked me if his book would qualify as YA because its narrator is 18 even though the narrator does some very un-18-year-old […]

what the $%*!

March 22nd, 2010

When I was writing If I Stay, there were a couple of things I thought might turn people off: All that death. The fact that Mia and Adam have a pretty racy sex scene on the page, and are implicitly sexually active off the page. I even made a couple of changes to one or […]

the deed

February 3rd, 2010

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS FOR SHIVER AND IF I STAY. So, I finally got around to reading Maggie Stiefvater’s wonderful, amazing book Shiver. What the hell took me so long? Maybe it was all the haters saying it was like Twilight, only with werewolves, when it was so nothing like Twilight, which, btw, has […]

defying my inner librarian

November 9th, 2009

When Lauren, the super fabulous blogger behind Shooting Stars Magazine, first asked me to participate in Leave A Mark, I sort of cringed. It’s all very cool and noble except for one thing. The idea of Leave A Mark, which was started by Lauren and Chelsea from The Page Flipper, is, in Lauren’s words: To […]

so uncool

October 28th, 2009

My friend Marjorie has written a really great review and blog post about Where The Wild Things Are, Spike Jonze and Dave Egger’s new film adaption of Maurice Sendak’s children’s classic. I haven’t seen this movie. Everyone I know raves about it. (Except Marjorie.) Or, I should say, raved about it from the trailer. But […]