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Get a Deluxe Beat Sheet When You Pre-Order I SPEAK BOY!

Go behind the scenes of my latest novel with the DELUXE Beat Sheet which includes: Full Save the Cat! Beat Sheet Before and After beat sheet comparison (with my commentary on the revision process) Wants & Needs Analysis Genre Breakdown Full storyboard with scene-by-scene breakdown Save the Cat! logline BONUS: The full book proposal used  … Read more


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Save the Cat! Beat Sheet Analysis of Taylor Swift’s “Cardigan” Video

Taylor Swift’s new album, folklore, is here and critics are already calling it her “storytelling album”. That seems to fit given that her first released video from the album, “Cardigan,” follows ALL of the key story beats!  I realize there’s about a zillion analyses and lyric interpretations floating around out there, as Swifties everywhere attempt  … Read more


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TITLE REVEAL for System Divine Book 3!

THE TITLE OF BOOK 3 IS HERE! If you’ve reached the end of Between Burning Worlds, you might be itching to find out what happens next (we did leave the planet in a bit of a lurch, didn’t we?) Well, you’ll have to wait a little longer to find out.  BUT…in the meantime, we thought  … Read more


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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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My New Middle Grade Novel: BETTER YOU THAN ME!

Hey all! I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be releasing another middle grade novel for readers 10 and up! Coming in Fall 2018, look for…. BETTER YOU THAN ME The cover will be revealed very soon (and spoiler alert: it’s pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen like EVER!) In the meantime, here  … 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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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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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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Boys of Summer – Cover Reveal!

Three boys… One hot summer. Who will you fall in love with?   You’ve met the Boys of Summer, now it’s time to see the cover in all of its glory! So without further ado, I give you BOYS OF SUMMER (Read the full description of the book below!)   Welcome to Winlock Harbor… Best friends since  … Read more


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