News

11
May

New Book Deal: GREAT OR NOTHING

*dusts off poor, neglected news section* I have news! My ninth book was announced this week! I’m super excited to collaborate with three other amazing women on this project: Joy McCullough, author of the the incredible, National Book Award-longlisted BLOOD WATER PAINT; Caroline Tung Richmond, author of several brilliant historical YAs, co-editor of the food-based anthology HUNGRY HEARTS, and a friend of almost ten years now; and Tess Sharpe, author of the beautiful YA thriller FAR FROM YOU and my TOIL & TROUBLE co-editor. If you’re wondering who’s writing which March sister, here’s a graphic Joy made: The book sold on proposal and is still being written – it’s due in September – so I can’t say much yet. But I’m so excited to reimagine Meg. I stan a bossy older sister. And sisterhood is a recurring theme in my work, and LITTLE WOMEN is a foundational text for me,...
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12
Aug

THE RADICAL ELEMENT cover

The cover for my next anthology, THE RADICAL ELEMENT, was recently revealed on the USA Today blog and I wanted to share it here as well: I love that it’s a deep rose pink. Pink is my favorite color, and the cover very nearly matches my newly dyed pink hair, which you can see on my Instagram! I love the silhouette girl and the way her hair blows forward in the wind. And I love the four corner images, which represent the breadth of the anthology so well: Erin Bowman’s cross-dressing, poker-playing stevedore in her Old West story, “The Magicians”; Anna-Marie McLemore’s ambitious, magical Latina actress in her story of 1920s Hollywood, “Glamour”; Sara Farizan’s Iranian immigrant 80s punk rocker from her story, “Take Me With U”; and my own high-wire walker, Ruby, from my circus story set in 1905 Tulsa, “Step Right Up.” The book will be released on March...
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11
Jul

TOIL & TROUBLE

I have been super remiss in not announcing this here sooner, but I’ve got new book news! Tess Sharpe (author of the brilliant YA thriller FAR FROM YOU) and I will be co-editing a new anthology all about troublemaking witches! Those of who you’ve read the Cahill Witch Chronicles know this is a theme very dear to my heart, and I’m so excited. I love organizing and editing anthologies, too, and I am so thrilled and grateful to get a chance to do this again and to collaborate with Tess this time! Check out the deal announcement and our list of amazing contributors below, and stay tuned for more info. Tess and I have just finished editing the first drafts, and I can promise this is going to be an amazing collection.
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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I’m currently working on two new projects that I’m super excited about, and I’m hoping to have more news to share soon. In the meantime, the best places to find me online are Instagram or Twitter.