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YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some AWESOME PRIZES! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author,... Read more »

All your sexy Halloween costumes for 2017!

This was the first one I pulled up, and it's legitimately classy and sexy. Go forth and be a Victoria's Angel, girl!
It’s the most important time of year for us women. It’s time for us to suit up in our sexy Halloween costumes! Slip into your Spanx and pull out your highest pumps. Spandex is the reason for the season! (You can purchase all of these costumes–except the one–at Buy Costumes.) I wrote a book! It’s YA... Read more »

Movie Review: mother!

Movie Review: mother!
mother! Genre: Horror? Thiller? Relationship parable? Biblical allegory? Rating: R Running Time: 120 mins. Premise: A couple known only as mother (Jennifer Lawrence) and Him (Javier Bardem) find their idyllic, isolated existence threatened by the arrival of strange houseguests. Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-director Darren Aronofsky apparently wrote the script very quickly, in a matter of days. He and... Read more »
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Exclusive Excerpt: APPROXIMATELY YOURS

Exclusive Excerpt: APPROXIMATELY YOURS
Me: I have a new book coming out on October 2. You: Didn’t you, like, just release a new book this summer? Why, yes. Yes, I did. But this is the third novel in the North Pole, MN trilogy. It’s a stand-alone story, so you won’t be missing anything if you haven’t read the other... Read more »

Traveling to Dubai With Kids

Traveling to Dubai With Kids
I’m writing this at seven in the morning, after waking up at two-thirty with jet lag. Boy child was up, but I think he went back to sleep. Husband and daughter are still in bed. They’re all handling this better than I am. Even the dog, who stayed home, is like, “What the hell are... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Dragon and the Wolf

Loser #10: Gilly<br><br>Sam only has room in his life for one obnoxious friend at a time. Gilly, you’ve been replaced.
It’s over! Sadface sadface sadface. And the show won’t be coming back for way too long. But I’ll still be here, writing about things and stuff. I wrote a book! It’s YA novel, THE SOUND OF US. You can find the details right here! Kirkus calls it “a winning story about a teenage voice student that hits all the... Read more »
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You've never watched Game of Thrones. Here's your cookie.

You've never watched Game of Thrones. Here's your cookie.
There’s a hip new sport, and it’s sweeping the nation. No, #sheetcaking is over. What all the real “in the know” folks are doing these days is posting on FB about how they don’t watch Game of Thrones, they won’t watch Game of Thrones, and they “don’t get” Game of Thrones, even if they’ve never... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap: The Dragon and the Wolf

Game of Thrones Recap: The Dragon and the Wolf
I have questions. King’s Landing: So. Number one, how did Grey Worm free himself and the rest of the Unsullied from the siege at Casterly Rock? Did I miss something? Was this part of the parlay agreement? Did Grey Worm’s guys manage to get out because the Lannister army was decimated and then some during... Read more »

Beyond “Winter is coming”: 11 other Game of Thrones references to indicate impending doom

Beyond “Winter is coming”: 11 other Game of Thrones references to indicate impending doom
I was watching the Morning Joe today (I KNOW), and their guest, Rep. Somebody Something from Ohio, indicated that he believes “Winter is coming” for the Trump administration. I appreciated his attempt to “appear hip” and “connect with the kids,” but using “Winter is coming” is like me saying “T.A.R.D.I.S.” in conversation. It’s like a mule... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Beyond the Wall

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Beyond the Wall
I feel like we’re all losers this week. I wrote a book! It’s YA novel, THE SOUND OF US. You can find the details right here! Kirkus calls it “a winning story about a teenage voice student that hits all the right notes.” I also wrote another book, Any Boy but You, (You’ve Got Mail in the Pokemon... Read more »