I've been purposely quieter on the internet this summer because I've felt like I needed a break from the noise. I probably follow too many political pundits and not enough calming voices. But I'm also sort of defensively taking some space for myself as I approach two things: the publication of A Line in the Dark in October, and the start of drafting my next novel.Read More
Yesterday the news of my latest book deal was announced in Publishers Weekly and I'm thrilled to share some more details with you today. This is a book that six months ago I didn't even know I'd be writing ...Read More
You may remember that a couple of years ago I was on the writing staff for a serialized prequel to Ellen Kushner's groundbreaking fantasy novel Swordspoint. If you've ever wished there was a queer Three Musketeers, this is it!Read More
Here’s a roundup of several books I’ve read and enjoyed so far in 2017, including We Are Okay by Nina LaCour, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, and Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown.Read More
It's only mid-March but mentally I'm already all the way in October because this week I received the advance review copies of A Line in the Dark. Lookie!
Advance review copies go out to reviewers, which means other people are going to be reading this book soon. This is a nerve-wracking time for the author, because now is the moment the book ceases to be mine alone and becomes ... yours. I am excited and nervous for this book to hit the world.Read More
This morning, the cover for my novel A Line in the Dark went live on the internet at one of my favorite websites, Autostraddle. I’ll post the direct link in a few paragraphs, but first I want to tell you a little behind-the-scenes detail about the cover. I am fortunate to be working with the super talented team at Dutton Books and Penguin Young Readers on A Line in the Dark, and they really came through with the cover design.Read More
Eight months! Which means things are getting real around here. There are a million things that have to happen before a book hits the bookstore shelves, involving everything from double- and triple-checking every word (shout out to copyeditors and proofreaders, who are invaluable), to designing the book cover (which is totally stunning and you will get to see very soon), to advance planning about book events and publicity and …Read More
Way back in October, when Hillary Clinton was something like 10 points ahead of Trump, I made reservations at a hotel in Washington, D.C., hoping to attend her inauguration as President.
Welp. Things didn’t go as planned.Read More
From August 5–12, 2017, I will be teaching the Young Adult Fiction workshop at the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. If you’re considering applying to the retreat, I’ve put together this post to give you more information about it.Read More