Category: Appearances

  • Summer Events!!!

    Summer is usually a great time for me to teach at various writing workshops, and lead camps at Little Shop of Stories, but this month I also get to do some AWESOME EVENTS! Folks in the Athens and Greenville area, and then up in New York, come out and see me if you can, and […]

  • I Hope You Can Make It To At Least One!!!

  • Party Like it’s DBF!!

    The AJC Decatur Book Festival is coming next weekend, and the lineup this year is utterly spectacular, so be sure and scope it out. Access to full schedule here: On this list are a huge number of author friends I am excited to see, including David Levithan, Will Walton, Anica Mrose Rissi (her first […]

  • Make Some Valentines and Build Character With Me This Winter!

    There’s a new series for writers who are serious about their craft here in Atlanta, and I’m happy to announce that I’ve joined up with them. Storybuilding is “a creative writing class series that brings together artistic practice and literary culture to cultivate a mindful writing community in Atlanta,” and they have got great things […]

  • Hometown Pride

    Next week I have two events in my hometown of Tallahassee, Florida, and I am completely psyched! My family went to the Leon County Public library every week when I was growing up, and it’s where I found many of the books that helped shape me as a writer. Also, when I was a graduate […]

  • Looking Forward to SIBA This Week!

    Getting together with booksellers is always fantastic. Getting together with booksellers AND other authors makes it even better. Which is why I’m excited to be a part of SIBA 2014 in Norfolk, VA this year. Check out their massively informative, entertaining schedule, and come see me on the YA panel Friday at 3 PM with […]

  • Pictures from the IN DEEP Pool Party This Week

    Of course I wore a wetsuit! Thanks to everyone who came, and especially to Little Shop of Stories for bringing books and grilling the dogs!

  • What My Desk Looks Like Right Now

    The draft of my next book, IN DEEP has been turned in, but that doesn’t mean I get to stop working! I leave for a two-week stint teaching YA writing to a bunch of young women at Smith College on June 30th, and I’m hot and heavy into the planning! We’ll be looking at the […]

  • Whole Lotta Teaching Going On

    One of the very few plusses to leaving my job as Program Director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival was the fact that summer would no longer be the absolute busiest time of my life. In the past, from April-September I’ve been able to think of nothing but the festival, and all the details necessary […]

  • The NYC Teen Author Festival Is Coming!

    There are many things that make being an author a fantastic job. 1. Writing something and having it worked on, and then published, by incredibly talented people. 2. Having your work READ by incredibly talented people. 3. Getting to hang out with, talk to, interview, and otherwise corroborate with incredibly talented people. And thanks to […]