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New Sci-Fi Series – “Les Mis in Space!”

  YOU GUYSSSSS!!! Guess what!!!! I’m going to be writing another sci-fi series!!!! I teamed up with one of my best friends and an amazing writer named Joanne Rendell and we recently sold a new sci-fi series to Simon Pulse (who is also publishing my upcoming contemporary novel, THE CHAOS OF STANDING STILL). The series  … Read more


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Descendants School of Secrets Book 3 Cover Revealed!

Hey Disney Descendants fans! So I’ve just emerged from the writing cave after finishing off book 4 of the School of Secrets series (WOOT!) And I discovered that (OMG!) Book 3’s release is right around the corner (on 2/28/17!) I was also ecstatic to discover that Disney had just revealed the AMAZING cover!!! As you might  … Read more


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Descendants School of Secrets Book Giveaway!

  Happy Holidays everyone! It’s that time of year again! Lots of food, lots of family, and lots of gifts! So what better gift than a set of SCHOOL OF SECRETS books, signed by the author, yours truly?! I’m giving away 5 autographed sets of CJ’S TREASURE CHASE and FREDDIE’S SHADOW CARDS. That’s right TWO books  … Read more


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I Still Side with Hope

Anyone who knows me knows I am an eternal optimist. On the night of the election, I tweeted, “I side with hope.” And I meant it. I’d always rather deal with disappointment later, then live without hope now. Which is why, like so many people, I never, in a million years, believed that America would  … Read more


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New Book Deal: THE CHAOS OF STANDING STILL!

HOORAH! I’m so excited to announce I’ve sold TWO more young adult books to Simon & Schuster (the publisher of BOYS OF SUMMER)! Both books will be contemporary standalone titles and the first has already been announced and is releasing in Fall 2017! Just around the corner! It’s called THE CHAOS OF STANDING STILL and  … Read more


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YA Scavenger Hunt: Fall 2016 Edition

Edited 10/10/16 – This hunt has ended. Thanks for participating! Welcome to the Fall 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive  … Read more


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An Introduction to Ellie Sparks (A Week of Mondays)

ELLISON “ELLIE” SPARKS: An idealistic, ambitious sixteen-year-old junior with a lot on her plate. Those were the first words I ever wrote about Ellie Sparks. They were written in a synopsis for my publisher when I was first trying to sell them on the idea for a book called A WEEK OF MONDAYS. Of course,  … Read more


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A Week of Mondays, A Week of Looks!

My new book, A WEEK OF MONDAYS, hits stores on August 2 (WOOT!) and to celebrate, every Monday leading up to release week, I’ll be unveiling one of Ellie’s 7 different “looks” from the story! When Ellie Sparks realizes she’s reliving the same horrible Monday over and over again (in which her boyfriend breaks up with her), she decides  … Read more


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YA Scavenger Hunt: Spring 2016 Edition

Edited 4/4/16 – This hunt has ended. Thanks for participating! Welcome to the Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive  … Read more


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New Book Deal – My First Middle Grade Novel!

Ohmigosh! I’m so excited to announce that I’ve sold my very first middle grade (ages 8-12) to the fantastic Wendy Loggia at Delacorte/Random House! Here’s the official announcement from the Publisher’s Weekly Rights Report:   Wendy Loggia at Delacorte has bought Jessica Brody’s Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up, about a 12-year-old girl, tired of her  … Read more


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