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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DON'T BREATHE A WORD...preview coming soon!

Lots of you have been asking about a sneak preview of Don't Breathe a Word...and I just wanted to tell you, it's coming soon! In fact it will be in nifty downloadable pdf format that I designed myself. :)

In the meantime, here are some other goodies:

The official Don't Breathe a Word site (we'll be adding more and more special content!)
My site at HarperCollins, with lots of exclusive tidbits
Add me on Facebook
Follow the madness on Twitter!
Add Don't Breathe a Word on Goodreads!
Preorder on Amazon

Visit the {Teen} Book Scene DON'T BREATHE A WORD tour!

And finally...the Don't Breathe a Word countdown!

Monday, November 28, 2011

#justcontemporary interview at Chick Loves Lit

Huge thanks to Shanyn of Chick Loves Lit and Ashley of Basically Amazing Books for inviting me to participate in their Just Contemporary event - you can check out the interview here!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stretches for people who write too much

I'm hard at work on Novel #3 (Four voices...four terrible secrets...one explosive murder that will connect them all...), so I thought I would repost one of my most popular blogs ever when NANOWRIMO season rolls around, especially when Children's Book Insider featured it on their Best Blogs of the Day, yay!

Stretches for People Who Write Too Much

Five thousand words per day: good for the soul, baaaad for the body. Back, neck, and shoulders...ouch!

So my awesome massage therapist gave me a sheet of stretches to do while making a mad dash toward the work-in-progress finish line:

Keep stretching and writing, folks! I'll be back Monday for another 5K. Come one, come all! Let's cross the finish line together.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Hi, everyone! Perhaps you have noticed that it's been a bit quiet around here lately...

That's because lots of things are in the works - some DON'T BREATHE A WORD things, some crazy life things, some TELL ME A SECRET audiobook things, some working-on-the-next-book things...

Here's a quick rundown:

DON'T BREATHE A WORD is coming JANUARY 3, 2012!!!!!!

{Teen Book Scene} is hard at work on a seriously epic blog tour for DBAW - three weeks, three stops a day, LOTS and LOTS of prizes and secrets along the way.

Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus loved DBAW!!! Publisher's Weekly called it "a tense, riveting story...tangibly and impressively rendered," and Kirkus said, "the author's considerable narrative gifts keep readers engaged throughout." Thank you, PW and Kirkus!

You can add DON'T BREATHE A WORD to your Goodreads list, and you can preorder it here!

Contact me if you'd like to interview me on your blog or want to help get the word out about DBAW! (There may be swag and secrets involved...)


The TELL ME A SECRET special edition audiobook is now available!

It's gorgeous and shiny, and we worked really hard on it. It's an MP3 disk that you can load on your computer and some cars stereos, plus it has really nifty packaging that we designed and included a booklet with info about the product.  

And people are saying very nice things about it!

Audible has bought the rights to distribute the TMAS audio recording on iTunes, so stay tuned for that! The first couple of chapters are still available free via our TMAS site.

Third Novel Update

Last but not least, I've been working on a third novel...top secret, but there will be a few tidbits about it on the DBAW tour. Hint: there may be a few familiar faces cropping up in unexpected places. Plus, as you've come to expect from me, it's full of secrets, twists, suspense, and a whopping emotional rollercoaster.

I'm shamelessly using NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month in November) for writing momentum so I might be a bit quiet for the rest of this month... Hope you accomplish your goals this month, too!