No, it’s not a YA book, but it is really important. We live in a time when a lot of already vulnerable communities and resources are being targeted by the incoming administration. I’ve been so lucky to join forces with a lot of concerned citizens, and we’ve created a website to help EDUCATE, DONATE, PARTICIPATE and COMMUNICATE about the issues we care about. The Inauguration is only two weeks away, so instead of the Oath of Office, we’re trying to get each person to take a personal oath. Will you?... Read the Rest →
I honestly never thought this day would actually arrive, but after a year of saying we were going to do it and then working on it and slacking off and finally, finally swearing to get it done… brilliant friends and director/producer/editors Carly Robins and Stacia Newcomb helped me bring this project to life. (These two ladies are also very talented voiceover artists themselves, by the way!) I hope you’ll check out the audio book – there’s a clip on the FY page for your listening pleasure – and let me... Read the Rest →
gurl.com, a very cool website for girls, published a piece I wrote called “How To Move.” Super exited – check it out on their site here: HOW TO MOVE or read it below! HOW TO MOVE First you have to get boxes – good sturdy boxes that can be packed nice and tight. One box for your fear, and one for your anger, and one for your excitement. That last one might be the smallest box right now, but that’s okay. It still needs to be taped up carefully and... Read the Rest →
The new season of Orange is the New Black is finally here, and Red continues to be a loyal fan. In episode two, she shows off her latest book… Sophomore Year is Greek to Me!! Check it out! Pretty cool, huh?
The book launch party at Brooklyn’s Sky Gallery was a huge success and so much fun! From the Ancient Greece step and repeat to the delicious Greek food and drinks, we celebrated all things Greek and all things fun. I signed over 70 books and screened the fabulous book trailer (thanks to FalconHawk Productions for making it!) and read from Chapter 34 and spent time with so many awesome friends and colleagues in glorious 30-second increments. I’ll be honest – the soiree flew by in a blur. I had on... Read the Rest →
Holy cow. I was stunned this morning to find SY listed as the number one new release on amazon.com in teen books! What an amazing book birthday for Zona and her friends!!! Here’s a screenshot that you can barely see because I can’t figure out how to make it bigger with it getting all fuzzy! YAY!
It’s here. Adorable Sarah Hyland is on the cover, and SY is inside the glorious, glossy pages. I die.
When I was a tween, Seventeen magazine was the resource for what was cool, period. If you didn’t have a subscription, you might as well just resign yourself to obscurity. There was no internet in those dark days, remember – there was MTV, your friends at school (tastemakers, to be sure), and Seventeen. Every month, locker collages would be updated with pages from the latest issue, hour-long phone calls would be placed to discuss the newest trends, and the results of love quizzes would be painstakingly considered during lunch at school. I... Read the Rest →
I guess it’s kind of old splendid news, but this is a new website so I can post about it if I want! So there. Anyway, Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters was chosen as one of five books recommended for teen summer reads the year it came out. YAHOO! Here’s the link if you’re interested in checking out the article: NPR TOP FIVE LIST!
After the amazing response to the trailer for Freshman Year, how could we not do one for Sophomore Year’s debut? I am incredibly lucky to have generous, talented friends in the film biz who were not only willing but super excited to get on board with making this project happen. Plus, we were an all-female crew – how cool is that?? Below are some pictures from behind the scenes. Galaxy-sized thanks to Katie Deutsch, Aldan Mackey, Carly Robins, Kadine Anckle, Jen Gsell, Ben Toht… and to everyone who lent us props! Can’t wait... Read the Rest →