Hey guys! Super quick post to let you know I have a new literary agent! I’ve signed with Eric Smith at P.S. Literary Agency, and he’s pretty awesome if I do say so myself. If you’re on Twitter, you should follow him there, especially because he has the cutest baby/wife/dog/family ever and he gives lots of great info for anyone interested in YA books. Hope you’re all doing great! What’s the update in your lives?
Well hello there! I just wanted to pop in really quick to let you know my book now has a new title! MATCH ME IF YOU CAN If you want to read more about how the title came to be, you can head on over to the Swoon Reads blog, where I talk (and gush) about it some more. ALSO, you can find Match Me If You Can on Goodreads and add it as To-Read, because that would make me super duper happy. Other than that, I’ve been keeping busy with edits (just turned in my third round) and eating my weight in Christmas cookies. Because that’s how I roll. Oh, and we got a […]
Hey you. Yes you. Want to help come up with my book’s title? It’ll be fun, I promise. Head over to the my publisher’s site and leave a comment with your suggestions! There’s a handy synopsis there for those of you who want to play, but who have no idea what my book is about. The only caveat is that I’m pretty sure you’ll need an account to leave a comment. But hey, if you don’t want to create an account, you can always head over there to see what other people have suggested, and that’s almost as fun. Why are we changing the title of my book? Well, first of all, “Scratch That” isn’t […]
So, I needed a break from editing (It’s pretty much all I’ve been doing, non-stop for the last couple of months…) and started looking at fun things online. Now I’m going to share them with you because I’m nice like that. These are all random things I think would make any book-lover/writer/author super happy to receive as a gift. Men or women, because we don’t discriminate around here. 1. First up, I give you the Keyboard Waffle Iron! I need this in my life. 2. Next, the Kate Spade “She Wrote the Book on it” Notepad Folio: Okay, I need this too. I mean, how cute is that? And for the writer who needs to […]
First, some random tidbits of information: My book has a release date! Mark your calendars for January 8th, 2019. (Yep, a year and a half away. Not that I’m counting or anything.) You can add my book on Goodreads! It’s getting real folks. There’s a Q&A author interview with me on the Swoon Reads blog. Just ignore how awkward I am in the video … I’ve updated the ways you can subscribe. Now you can subscribe to blog posts, discounts and freebies, or information on author events and book releases. You can pick and choose what information you want to receive. Win-win! And no, I won’t tell you how long it took me to figure out how […]
I’ve been keeping a secret … My book is going to be published by Swoon Reads under Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan! You guys. Seriously. I have no words to express how ridiculously happy this makes me! As many of you know, publishing is a crazy-hard industry to break into and it’s not like my path to publication has been a walk in the park. I’ve been writing for years. I’ve sent out hundreds of queries. I’ve gotten SO CLOSE so many times. I almost signed with a couple of different agents. I received an offer from a small press, but ended up passing on it. The agent I *did* ultimately sign with ended up leaving the industry. I kept […]
If you’re subscribed via email to my blog, you may have noticed that you kept getting old posts delivered to your inbox. Not cool. Feedburner (the email client I used) was misbehaving, so I gave it the boot. The first time it happened, it was because I transferred by blog from http to https – meaning everything is now all secure. Yay! So it re-indexed my entire site and thought everything was new, because the URL now had an S in it. Boo. That was annoying, but I could forgive them for that. The second time it happened, it was because I edited some old posts. Well, I clicked on ‘edit’ but then I didn’t […]
I know it’s a little strange, but I actually like getting my picture taken. Well, when I’ve had a chance to get all gussied up first, that is. When I was visiting family in Montana, my awesomely talented brother Scott Frisby took some headshots for me. Here are a few of my favorites: Also, you may have noticed that things look a little different around here. With the time I took off from social media, I redesigned my website! Take a look around and make sure you head over to my homepage, because that coding took forever to get it the way I wanted 😉 I’ll slowly be dipping my toes into the social media […]
There’s too much stuff going on in my own life and online for me to keep up with it all. So, I’m going to be taking a break from all things social media/blogging/Internet for a bit. If any of you sign with agents, get book deals, or do something exciting, please email me about it! I’d love to freak out with you!
The Storymakers conference is now over, and already I’m going through withdrawals. I love meeting up with writerly friends. I hung out with these gals a lot, and also Ken Curtis and Darci Cole. Lindsay Sanchez, Tiana Smith, Catherine Christensen, Brookie Cowles On Thursday there was a karaoke/dance party to kick things off before thing officially began and I can pretty much guarantee I embarrassed myself. Us writers are a strange breed though, so I was in good company. Tiana Smith, Darci Cole I learned so much. The workshops that really helped me this year focused a lot on plotting (Brandon Sanderson‘s intensive class on his own plotting method, plus the 9 point plot method). Because I […]