September 28, 2016

By now, many of you will probably have seen the keynote speech Lionel Shriver gave at the Brisbane Writers Festival. If not, let me sum it up for you. In a nutshell, she claims that people (mostly people from marginalized groups) have taken concerns about cultural appr...

August 21, 2016

When I was writing the first draft of The Ethan I Was Before, I had one goal: get myself an agent. Having an agent meant that someone who “mattered” liked my work enough to represent it. In my mind, getting an offer from an agent was the definition of success.


July 20, 2016

First, an apology. I meant to write Part II of this saga much closer on the heels of Part I, but little pesky things kept getting in the way—you know, like finishing my Masters thesis (also in children’s literature, but will return to this in a later post!).   


June 22, 2016

Okay, I know I said my first and second blogs would be about how I got my book deal, but I have to postpone Part II of that story to tell you that...

I am SO EXCITED to share the US cover of The Ethan I Was Before with all of you, at long, long last! Here it is, in all...

June 14, 2016

First, an admission. I probably should have started this blog long ago, but I had other things to do (i.e. catching up on seven glorious years of RuPaul’s Drag Race--thanks for giving me life, ladies--and learning how to do The Twitter) and never got around to it. So m...

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