Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It's built on Wordpress and since it has a built in blog, I'll likely be blogging over there from now on.
Thank you for following me here on this blog for all these months!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Here it is - the cover for my November 2011 book, Wherever You Go!
I really like it - especially since the amazing Laini Taylor so graciously provided a cover quote for me.
Here's a brief synopsis of the book:
Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. The fact that she has to spend most of her free time caring for her little sister and Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather doesn’t help. But Holly has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob’s ghost is watching over her. He isn’t happy when he sees his best friend, Jason, reach out to help Holly with her grandfather—but as a ghost, he can do nothing to stop it. Is his best friend really falling for his girlfriend?
As Holly wonders whether to open her heart to Jason, the past comes back to haunt her. Her grandfather claims to be communicating with the ghost of Rob. Could the messages he has for Holly be real? And if so, how can the loved ones Rob left behind help his tortured soul make it to the other side?
Told from the perspectives of Holly, Jason, and Rob, Wherever You Go is is a poignant story about making peace with the past, opening your heart to love, and finding the courage to move forward into the light.
Thanks for joining me for the reveal!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The book's release date is November 14th, but I finally have permission to share the cover with the world -- so tomorrow, Wednesday the 23rd of February, I will post it here for you.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I've turned in my new book to Harcourt, and I'm in that waiting stage - more revisions could be coming, but once those are done the book goes to copyediting and I'm free to think about the next book.
I'm not sure what the next book will be exactly, but I've been thinking about plans - and how you make promises and plans in the moment, never knowing how life will shake things up when you get to the part when the plan was supposed to happen... I'll be thinking more about this in the coming weeks...
I'll be signing books here:
Emerald City Writers Conference Public Signing
The Hilton Bellevue, WA
Saturday, October 2nd 4-6pm
Love and Light,
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
In just one short month, Never Cry Werewolf will be out in paperback! The release date is September 7th. I'm super excited to see the book in a new format and hoping that even more readers will be able to find (and afford) the novel.
In other news, I'm revising my next book, Wherever You Go, for Harcourt. It's another deep, emotional book like The Clearing. I'm in love with the ghost boy in the book, and I hope readers will be too. That book launches way next year in the fall, so I'm deep in the work of making it the best it can be.
Hope all is well and you're having a great summer!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Launch Party for The Clearing was really terrific. Queen Anne Books once again kicked out the jams for this little old YA author.
Here's a link to a wonderful write up my friend Liz Gallagher posted at the Readergirlz site.
Looks like I'll be doing a few workshops with Liz this summer, btw... I'll post the deets here soon!
In other news, the nice reviews keep coming in for The Clearing. School Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, and Booklist have all given it nice write ups. I'm so grateful for this kind attention for this little book!
Some updates on techno-stuff -- I'm posting every Thursday over at http://www.booksboybuzz.com/, a blog I keep with 6 other fun YA writers, so be sure to catch me there each week. Also, I'm now on Twitter as HeatherDbooks, so follow me there if you want to hear random writing and life stuff.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
To celebrate, I am hosting a special signed copy giveaway week and making a donation to TeenFeed.org, which serves homeless teens in my city.