Interview at The Book Bratz

Today, you can find me over at The Book Bratz blog as part of their 2021 Debut Author Interview series. They asked me some great questions about YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED, including a few I hadn’t been asked yet. You can check out the interview at: https://thebookbratz.blogspot.com/2021/07/2021-debut-author-interview-michelle-i.html Just as an extra tidbit, one of…

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WHERE IT ALL LANDS and a Few Other YA Books You Should Read!

Happy July! It’s already been quite eventful for me. I thought this was when I’d be able to say “My book comes out next month!” Alas, my countdown has been pushed back a bit, and it’s now more than two months again. BUT, I do have some other great books to tell you about. Most…

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New Release Date for YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED: Sept. 7, 2021

Heads up, readers! There’s been a bit of turbulence, and the release date for YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED has been… delayed. YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED will now be arriving in bookstores—or on your doorstep if you pre-order!—on Sept. 7. While Jenny’s story takes place in a non-COVID world, the publishing industry still exists…

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2 Months to Release: Deleted Chapter Titles

Happy June 24! Otherwise known in my world as 2 months until the release of YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED! Is anyone else getting as excited as I am? I hope so! Today I’m digging into a topic that makes most writers cringe even as we nod along in resignation–killing our darlings. If you aren’t a…

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THE SUMMER OF LOST LETTERS and A Few Other YA Books You Should Read

Happy summer! My kids are out of school, and we’re in full break mode. I’m sure many of you are as well, and I have some fantastic books to recommend, whether you’re on summer break yourself, heading out on vacation, or just looking for your next great read. With a range of genres in this…

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THE LAST WINDWITCH and a Few Other MG Books You Should Read

Happy Memorial Day! Here in the United States, it’s a day to remember those who have sacrificed all for our country. As it’s a national holiday, like many people, I’ll be spending it with family. I’ve been on quite a middle grade reading spree this past month, so I wanted to jump into MMGM and…

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3 Months to Release: Character Names!

It’s May 24, which means we are now at 3 months to the release of YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED. T H R E E  M O N T H S !!! A little over a week ago, to celebrate 100 days until the book lands in stores everywhere, I released a parody video of…

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Jenny, It’s Not 1995 (A Parody)

Today marks 100 days until the release of YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED! This auspicious occasion happens to fall on an even more important day–my daughter’s 11th birthday. We are celebrating later by going zip lining (hopefully I survive that!). But as for the book side of things, my whole family stepped up to help…

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BETTER THAN THE MOVIES and a Few Other YA Books You Should Read

I have so many amazing young adult recommendations for you this week! As with the middle grade books I shared a couple of weeks ago, these are all debut authors. Reading books by the authors going through debut year with me has been one of the most rewarding aspects of this journey. I used to…

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SEA OF KINGS and a Few Other Upcoming MG Books You Should Read

As promised the last time I participated in Marvelous Middle Grade Monday, I have an amazing lineup of debut middle grade books to shout about today! All of these books are coming within the next few weeks, and I was privileged to read Advance Reading Copies as they’re all part of #the21ders debut group. You…

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4 Months to Release: Book Inspiration!

It’s April 24, which means we are now at 4 months to the release of YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED. It’s getting closer!!! I’ve been counting down the months leading up to release with behind-the-scenes information about the book. In case you missed any of the previous features, they included: 9 Months to Release: Playlist…

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Social Media Tips for Authors: Twitter

In February, I started a series sharing how I’m using social media to promote my upcoming debut, YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED. So far I’ve covered: Create a social media calendar Graphic resources Today I’m going to dive into the social media platform I’ve used the longest: Twitter! I joined Twitter back in November 2008…

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