Category: After the Kiss

  • Happy National Poetry Month

    Poetry is my favorite. It’s part of why I wrote a whole novel in verse (After the Kiss)–because I just love what a good poem can do to you inside. The combination of the right image, the right feeling, and the right word is, simply, exquisite. April is National Poetry Month, a month when everyone […]

  • All Kinds Of Things to Say About Poetry!

    Including being countdown-to-The Summer of Firsts and Lasts month, April is, as we all know, NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! All month long people across the country are celebrating poems, poets, and poetry in a variety of different ways. And I am too! This week, for example, you can see my new videos, courtesy of Chronicle. I […]

  • AFTER THE KISS Officially in Paperback!

    Book groups, get ready! My second novel, After the Kiss, is officially now in paperback! And, besides the narrative in poetry, and the back-and-forth perspective between two girls who have, it turns out, kissed the same boy, in this edition there is a teaser for my forthcoming book, The Summer of Firsts and Lasts. (Due […]

  • Visiting with a Real Cover Girl: Signing 7/10!

    For those of you locals who couldn’t make it to the After the Kiss launch party in May, your chance for another signing is coming up! At the Barnes & Noble in Alpharetta (7660 North Point Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30022) on Saturday, July 10th at 2 PM, I’ll be reading, answering questions, signing, and giving out […]

  • Spin me a YARN!

    There are so many exciting things around After the Kiss, and here’s another one! YARN (Young Adult Review Network) is hosting a poetry competition just for YOU. Write a poem in the vein of your favorite poet (a la After the Kiss heroine, Becca), and win a signed copy of After the Kiss for yourself! […]

  • I Heart Nerds Heart YA!!

    Well, After the Kiss has been out for a month, and it’s getting a lot of exciting coverage, including this amazing STARRED REVIEW from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, which included gems of insight and understanding such as, “the story doesn’t go in the expected direction of angry confrontation . . .” […]

  • The Kiss On Everybody’s List

    Yippee and hooray! After the Kiss is finally out in the world, and feedback is coming in! Here are a few quick glances of the excitement this week, with more photos and videos to come!

  • Sneak Peek of What’s Coming Next Week!

    The release of After the Kiss is RIGHT around the corner, and I can’t believe it. Thought I’d offer up a sneak peek of what’s inside, so you can run out and get your own copy on Tuesday, May 4th! After the Kiss excerpt

  • A Glimpse of Things to Come

    So, Valentine’s Day is hovering nearby, which is exciting to me anyway because I love Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to send my friends and family messages of sweetness. (Who says V-Day is just for lovers? Send cards to anyone! Buy yourself as many boxes of Whitman’s as you want–they make classy dessert!) But it […]

  • Covered With Delight

    Oh my goodness!! Humongus thanks goes out to my good friends at WORD in Brooklyn for nominating Pure in this incredibly awesome cover contest! These covers are ah-may-zing and so I am just happy to be in with them! Go to the actual website to vote. Favorite Book Covers of 2009, Part One: WORD, Brooklyn, […]