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4th Annual NW Book Festival & $25 Amazon/B&N giveaway

Want to send a shout out to everyone who stopped by our booth at the festival in Portland, OR this weekend. I really enjoyed meeting you all and talking books. Thanks so much for all of your support! And thanks to Lisa Nowak and Laura K. Marshall for their amazing booth skills and coordination for […]

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Voice, Research, Courage & Inspiration what’s your take?

So all of us have got our topics for tomorrow night’s local author showcase at The Oregon City Public Library at 7PM: using an authentic YA voice, life experience as research, finding the courage to write, inspiration & the writing process. I’ll be talking about inspiration. So authors, what’s the strangest/oddest/funniest thing to inspire your books? Readers, what […]

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Writing on the road

I’m heading up to Portland later today for the local author showcase at The Oregon City Public Library this Thursday night. I can’t wait to meet the teens there and also get to spend some great time with my friends and fellow authors Lisa Nowak, Stacey Wallace-Benefiel and Cidney Swanson. What’s that you say? But, you […]

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Teaser Tuesday: Perfecting Perfection by Teen Author McKenzie McCann

I had the pleasure of meeting McKenzie McCann at WordStock in Portland. Fellow Rain Boots Required author Lisa Nowak introduced me to McKenzie and she was such a blast to hang-out with that I want to introduce her to you all and let you know about her debut YA contemporary novel, Perfecting Perfection! McKenzie just […]

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Diary of a debut author: The first book tour–rain boots, nerves & magic

October is a very busy month! I’m on a blog tour and two book tours! Squuee. Last Friday night was a big one for me. It was like going to a new school, in a way. I had never talked about my writing to a group of teens and parents before. But, the West Linn […]

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YA Indie Carnival: My favorite character to write? 13 on Halloween’s Roxie!

Hands down it has to be Roxie a snarky, saavy, hilarious twelve-turning-thirteen-year-old from 13 on Halloween. Her ideas about luck & popularity are seen through the animal kingdom. She uses humor and her own unique language to understand her changing world and her role in it. It’s what I love about her. She is a […]

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Winnemucca in print! Includes BONUS: CH 1-3 of 13 on Halloween! The Rain Boots Required YA Book Tour & YA Scramble GIVEAWAY!

Winnemucca is now available in print AND the print edition includes a SNEAK PEEK: Ch 1 -3 of 13 on Halloween! And to celebrate, I’m giving away a signed copy TOMORROW at the YA SCRAMBLE! [And a groovy Winnemuccca coffee mug!] Just comment all day TOMORROW at my post over at JUST LEFT OF IMAGINATION […]

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