Category Archives: young adult

New Book Trailer to Mark Five-Year Anniversary!

Five years ago tonight, I finished the rough draft of Angelhood. I considered it a “practice novel,” something that would never be published (let alone win three awards). It was simply writing practice as a NaNo project for 2011. To … Continue reading

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Come to our Christmas Book Party!

On Wednesday night, nine young adult authors from the Catholic Writers Guild will be teaming up to give one whopper of an early Christmas party on Facebook! (We know, we know, it’s too early for Christmas, but we thought we’d … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

In case you missed it, this summer a new Harry Potter book was released. The first thing that needs to be said about the latest Harry Potter book is that it’s not really a book. It’s a play. The second … Continue reading

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Top 8 Tips for Writing for Teens & Tweens

Last Sunday, I had to pleasure of joining a panel of authors from the Mystery Writers of America in a free workshop on writing for young readers. For those of you who weren’t able to make it, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: An Unexpected Role by Leslea Wahl

Today I am so excited to talk with you about the next book from Leslea Wahl. Leslea and I met online through the Catholic Writers Guild, and then this past summer we got to meet in person when we met … Continue reading

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FREE workshop on writing for children

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be part of a panel of authors presenting a FREE workshop on writing for young readers on Sunday, October 23. Registration and parking are all free. Just sign up here. Here are the rest … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean by Britt Leigh

I won this book in a giveaway and was happy to do so since it’s from one of my fellow authors from the Books for Catholic Teens Facebook group. Title: Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean Author: Britt Leigh Genre: … Continue reading

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Facebook Launch Party for Seven Riddles to Nowhere!

It is now less than a month until the release of my middle grade mystery Seven Riddles to Nowhere! Where has all the time gone? Like I did with Angelhood, there will be a launch party on Facebook with lots … Continue reading

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YA Books Galore Giveaway!

Who wants to win a whole stack of YA books? This contest is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address. (Sorry, international YA fans, I found out the hard way that mailing a book is really expensive. Mailing a … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Life-Changing Love by Theresa Linden

I had a chance to read an advanced copy of Theresa Linden’s new release (officially, it comes out on May 26), and I’m happy to share a bit about it now! Title: Life-Changing Love Author: Theresa Linden Genre: contemporary romance … Continue reading

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