3 Months to MSIOY: Cover Story

Today marks 3 months until the release of My Second Impression of You. 3 months! Every month leading up to publication, I’ve been giving a backstage pass into the book. So far I’ve covered the inspiration for the story, a playlist, and Broadway wisdom. Last week I shared an interview with Jacqueline Li, the cover artist for My Second…

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Publishing Behind the Scenes: Interview with Cover Artist Jacqueline Li

A few months ago, I did a series of posts on what it’s like to work through the editing process with a traditional publisher. As I’ve been proceeding through some of the other steps, I realized there’s another piece of the process that readers are very curious about: covers! So today I’ve invited the cover…

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ONLY A MONSTER Plus a Few Other YA Books You Should Read

Happy June! School is out, and it’s the time of year my schedule is different every week, but I’m also hoping to read a lot more this summer, so hopefully I’ll have reading roundups more frequently. Today I have an interesting variety for you–time traveling monsters, a Jane Austen murder mystery, contemporary YA, and fantasy….

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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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