Blog Posts Tagged ‘If I Stay’

so that’s what’s happening with the movie!

October 1st, 2009

People often ask me what’s happening with the If I Stay movie and I always tell them I don’t know. I’m not being coy. I really don’t. I’m in the dark. In part because Hollywood moves at its  own mysterious pace, and also because I’m trying to be hands off and Zen over a process […]

on second chances and free books!

September 30th, 2009

So a couple days ago was the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, a holiday that never fails to confuse non-Jews who know it’s a holiday but seem to get it’s not a happy one. As in, you don’t say “Happy Yom Kippur!” Yom Kippur is a day of atonement. It’s a day you contemplate all […]

it’s all been done before

July 28th, 2009

So, you’ll forgive the silence but in addition to the whole new-kid, maternity-leave thing, I’ve been kind of obsessed with this new thing that everyone else has been into for ages. Yes, I’m late to the party again, but such is me. But now I’m deeply addicted to this love story. It’s about a girl […]

sooo….nice weather we’re having

July 24th, 2009

I gotta admit, I got nuthin to say these days. My parents are visiting. I had the stomach flu. My household is alternately a bastion of sibling sweetness and ground zero for resentment and rivalry. Yesterday: “I don’t like her anymore,” Willa told me, followed by, a few hours later, the real issue: “Who do […]

fantasy casting

June 24th, 2009

The film version of If I Stay is still a way’s off. Right now, the screenplay is being written by Shauna Cross. And after that, well, things can move swiftly or they can stall. I try to be Zen about these things of which I have no control. Which is so not me, but I’m […]

calling all cars

June 18th, 2009

The lengths a girl will go to in order to get her book excerpted on Like me, I’ve been cavorting with a guy who works at ABC for like 16 years just to get my book up on the web site. Okay, it’s my husband, Nick, who works as a research librarian there (for […]


May 27th, 2009

It’s Ikea Day!!!! And then Friday, is BEA Day!!! I approach these things with equal parts excitement and trepidation. Giant megastores are full of things I love and need—home furnishings in Ikea’s case, books in BEA’s— but must also wade through and get out of in enough time to pick up my kid from school […]

it’s a summer road trip giveaway contest!!!!

May 23rd, 2009

In honor of the unofficial start of summer—and the official start of road-trip season—I am giving away three copies of the If I Stay audiobook, read by Kirsten Potter. To enter, all you have to do is post your favorite road-trip song/album/audiobook to share with the rest of us. At the end of this week, […]

so lazy

April 30th, 2009

I am a scourge of suckage lately when it comes to blogging. I am sorry. I am a little tired of writing about myself and the book but also feel weird about writing about my kid and have grand plans to write about other bloggers and do lots of linking but that takes time and […]

a serious blast from my past

April 25th, 2009

Last week, we had an old friend visit us. His name is John Biebl. The last name sort of rhymes with beetle except with a b. He brought his wife Sarah with us who has the kind of cheekbones movie stars have and is so pretty that I think my daughter Willa thought she was […]