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09
Jun

Reviewer Appreciation Giveaway

*shakes dust off blog* Hi! I’m so excited that both of my 2016 releases are now out in the world! I spent the spring focusing on promoting both WILD SWANS and A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS at a bunch of amazing book festivals. It was so exciting to meet enthusiastic readers, librarians, teachers, bloggers, and booksellers. Now I’m home for the summer and diving back into upcoming projects! I’m drafting a new contemporary YA, which I hope will be a companion to WILD SWANS. And our short stories for THE RADICAL ELEMENT are due July 1, so soon I’ll be in editing mode. In the meantime, though, I wanted to be sure to say thank you to all of the amazing readers who have taken the time to read and review WILD SWANS. It’s a quiet, character-driven kind of book, and those don’t always get a lot of attention. But I...
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20
Apr

North Texas Teen Book Fest

Hi! I’m super-excited to travel down to Texas for the North Texas Teen Book Fest this weekend! Below is the info on where you can find me. I’ll be doing 4 panels plus the big author signing. And if you can’t make it, I’m sure I’ll be tweeting, Instagramming, RTing, and regramming all weekend. You can follow me on twitter here and on IG here.   9a in GB4 – 3 Witches, 2 Zombies, and a Werewolf Paranormal activity meets creature feature. Tessa Gratton, Claudia Gray, Jonathan Maberry, Carrie Ryan, Jessica Spotswood, moderated by Katie Bartow 10a in GB4 – A Tyranny of Petticoats Editor and contributors discuss their recent historical anthology. Andrea Cremer, Marie Lu, Beth Revis, Jessica Spotswood, moderated by Stacy Wells (I am excited about all 4 of my panels, but I am Super Mega Excited about this one! Andrea, Beth, Marie, & I met back in 2012 on...
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04
Apr

Introducing THE RADICAL ELEMENT

Hi! I have some super happy-making news — I’m doing another anthology with Candlewick! I am so excited to work with these 11 amazing new authors. I can’t wait to read their stories! The book will be out in Winter 2018. In other awesome news, A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS received another starred review! This one is from School Library Journal: ★ VERDICT: A must-buy. This collection will be sure to spark an interest in anyone who wants to indulge in strong and introspective young women living in a variety of historical time periods. SLJ also reviewed WILD SWANS very positively: VERDICT: A strong coming-of-age story.  And I got a really beautiful blurb from author friend Paula Stokes! It’s so awesome when it feels like a reader – much less an author you really admire – just gets your book and what you were trying to do with it! WILD SWANS is the kind...
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23
Mar

Mega Giveaway + #TyrannyChat Book Recommendations

Hi! First, I want to share the awesome contest we’re doing on Instagram right now. You can win 15 BOOKS – 1 by each contributing author in A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS – plus TYRANNY swag. How do you enter? All you have to do is post a fun picture of the book on Instagram – with you, your pet, or in some fun bookstagram arrangement. Second, we had such a fun #Tyrannychat on twitter last week. Both authors and readers chimed in with great book recommendations. And I wouldn’t be a good librarian if I didn’t share the wealth, right? Favorite Nonfiction Anything by Judith Flanders Anything by Mary Roach Anything by Anneli Rufus Anything by Rebecca Solnit Anything by Claire Tomalin Anything by Alison Weir BAD FEMINIST – Roxane Gay CLOTHES, CLOTHES, CLOTHES. MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC. BOYS, BOYS, BOYS. – Vivi Albertine THE GIRLS WHO WENT AWAY – Ann...
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19
Mar

#TyrannyChat #1 – Our Heroes

Hi! Several of the TYRANNY authors and I did a really fun Twitter chat on Thursday night. It was a really great discussion – about the anthology, yes, but also about our favorite books and our favorite women from history. I collected a bunch of the answers (from readers and authors) and wanted to share them here: Our Favorite Women In History Alice Roosevelt Longworth Olga of Kiev Elizabeth Cady Station Virginia Hall Dowager Empress Cixi Nefertiti Amina Bletchley Park ladies Madame CJ Walker Harriet Tubman Nellie Bly Bessie Coleman Isabella of France Micaela Almonster, Baroness de Pontalba Manuhai the Wise Frida Kahlo Elizabeth I Charlotte Corday Florence Nightingale Marie Curie Helen Keller Jane Austen Shirley Temple Black Annemarie Schwarzenbach Rosa Parks Wangari Maathi Olympe de Gouges Susan B. Anthony Gwenllian Lucrezia Borgia Vera Brittain Amelia Earhart Anne Frank Eleanor of Aquitaine Noor Inayat Khan Hatshepsut Ftima El Fihria Our...
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