A Quest for the Best Burger in L.A.

When you write books about a made-up restaurant critic, sometimes you get the urge to channel her and do a bit of critiquing yourself. Which is why my husband Andy and I decided to fly to L.A. over Martin Luther King weekend and eat as many different hamburgers as we could. 🙂 This whole crazy idea came… Read more »

Interview with Colorado author Todd Mitchell!

Welcome back to the Colorado is for Writers interview series! Every other Tuesday, I talk to different Colorado-based authors about their work and their connections to this beautiful state. Today, I’m happy to welcome Todd Mitchell to the blog! Todd is the author of several extremely-cool-sounding novels for young adults, including one Colorado Book Award winner and… Read more »

The day the Internet gave me a hug

When I first created this WordPress blog in 2012,  I quickly stumbled upon the “Freshly Pressed” page, which seemed to feature all sorts of interesting-sounding blog posts. “Wow, it would be pretty cool to get one of my posts up on this page,” I thought. But I assumed it was basically impossible, and soon forgot… Read more »

Interview with Colorado author Stephanie Blake!

Welcome back to the Colorado is for Writers interview series! Every other Tuesday, I talk to different Colorado-based authors about their work and their connections to this beautiful state. Today, I’m happy to welcome middle-grade and picture book author Stephanie Blake to the blog! Stephanie is the author of the middle-grade historical novel The Marble Queen, which was a finalist… Read more »

Meanwhile, on my other blogs…

It’s raining blog entries! Today I have a pretty personal story up at Emu’s Debuts about a recent phone call I had with my mom, whose been having health issues over the last year. But it’s ultimately a happy tale! It’s called “A Different Kind of Call.” Also, over at OneFour Kidlit, we middle-grade authors… Read more »

My favorite funny reads of 2013

Happy new year, everybody! It’s finally 2014—the year I become a published author! All Four Stars hits the shelves on July 10, and it’s already available for preorder from your local bookstore and all the major online book retailers. Exciting! I’ve really been enjoying reading other people’s year-end roundups of their reading statistics and favorite… Read more »