Building a character's world

Building a character's world

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.

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Mid-March news: ARCs! NYC Teen Author Festival!

Mid-March news: ARCs! NYC Teen Author Festival!

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.

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Want to see the cover for A LINE IN THE DARK?

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.

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