4 Months to MSIOY: Broadway Wisdom

Today marks 4 months until the release of My Second Impression of You. I swear the last countdown was just yesterday. I mean, April is one of those short months, or maybe it’s that May has just been so full of activities the 20th has arrived very quickly. Anyway, we’re now on the third backstage pass…

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On Revising and Killing Those Darlings

Last week when I posted my review roundup I noted that it had been a while since I’d shared a writing post. So here we go! What am I even writing these days? Well, I didn’t really talk about it here on the blog, but I wrote a whole book last year–or maybe it was…

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5 Months to MSIOY Release: Playlist

Today marks 5 months until the release of My Second Impression of You! I can’t believe how quickly it’s approaching. Last month, I kicked off my behind-the-scenes features on the book with a glimpse into what inspired the story. This month, I’m sharing a book playlist! A few months ago, I did a school visit, and…

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MSIOY Advance Reader Copies Are Here!

My advance reading copies of My Second Impression of You have arrived! If you saw my ARC unboxing video for Your Life Has Been Delayed or author copy unboxing, you’ll know I like to have fun unveiling my books. But I admit I was a bit stymied deciding what to do for My Second Impression of You–until I considered…

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THE LUCKY ONES and a Few Other Books You Should Read

Happy April! So, I’ve completely lost track of when I posted my last review roundup. I went on a re-reading spree in March, and I had two files of middle grade and young adult reviews in progress. But as one of the books I’ve been meaning to feature comes out next week, I’m going to…

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6 Months to MSIOY Release: Inspiration

Today marks six months until the release of My Second Impression of You! Earlier this month, I asked my Instagram followers to vote on which behind-the-scenes information to share about the book first. They chose book inspiration, and I gave newsletter followers a sneak peek in my March issue. I’m going a bit more in-depth in…

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YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED Book Club Kit

A few years ago, my son started a book club with some of his elementary school friends. Each month, they’d pick a book to read, then they’d decide on snacks, questions, and activities for the meeting. It was a lot of work figuring out what would best go with each book–and also entertain eight 10-…

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Publishing Behind the Scenes: Pass Pages

I can’t believe it’s already February! Your Life Has Been Delayed has been out five months as of yesterday, and we’re a little more than seven months out from My Second Impression of You. I hope you caught the cover reveal for My Second Impression of You a couple of weeks ago. I’m so in love with…

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MY SECOND IMPRESSION OF YOU Cover Reveal!

It’s cover reveal time! I’m so thrilled to share the cover for my sophomore novel, MY SECOND IMPRESSION OF YOU. From the moment my editor at Bloomsbury shared the first concept sketches from artist Jacqueline Li, I was in love! (And you should totally go check out her other work on her site, www.jacqln-li.com.) I’d…

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EVERY OTHER WEEKEND Plus A Few Other YA Books You Should Read

Review time! My schedule got a bit crazy toward the end of 2021 (not even going to get into why), so a couple of these reviews are actually holdovers, but I didn’t want to miss out on covering them here on the blog. It’s quite a variety, from contemporary young adult to contemporary with a…

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Publishing Behind the Scenes: Copyedits

Happy New Year! I can’t believe my debut year is already over and we’re now into 2022, when my second book will release. Each step of the process makes it feel more real, like this past Friday, when my editor sent me the clean copyedited version of My Second Impression of You. It was so pretty…

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