Monthly Archives: June 2012

Battle of the Boy Bands (with prizes!)

Are you a die-hard 1D fan?

One Direction

 Or is The Wanted the one that you want?

Maybe you’re kicking’ it old-school, locked in a decades-long feud with your BFF over the various merits of the Backstreet Boys versus NKOTB.

Either way, it’s time to let your opinion be heard!  And if you’re lucky, you may even walk away with some prizes!

Just type the name of your favorite boy band in the comments section of this post and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $10 iTunes gift card plus a copy of the ultimate fan-girl novel, REUNITED.

Big TIme Rush


Jonas Brothers

NKOTB (the band formerly known as New Kids on the Block). Just like when Kentucky Fried Chicken started calling itself KFC.

Contest ends Friday July 6th.  Open to U.S. residents only.  And enter the poll, too!  But you must leave a comment if you want to win the prizes!

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Super-fan awesomeness: manicure edition

I thought I showed my love for REUNITED when I got my toes painted yellow for BEA, but @amabe421 has clearly one-upped me.  I present to you the best REUNITED-themed manicure ever.  And possibly the only REUNITED-themed manicure ever. 😉

Coordinating one’s nails with one’s literature is a must this season.

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Winner of the KidsBuzz Giveaway!

A hearty congrats to Martie K., of California,, winner of the Shelf Awareness KidsBuzz Giveaway.  Martie, I’ll be sending a signed copy of REUNITED your way soon.

Big thanks to all who entered. Hope you’ll check out REUNITED anyway.

If you’re interested, here are a couple of yesterday’s great reviews from The Perfect 10 and Forever Young Adult.

REUNITED, in the Simon & Schuster lobby!

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The World Book Night Video (and I’m in it!)

This was definitely a special night.  Can’t wait to do it again next year!

To learn more about World Book Night and how you can get involved, CLICK HERE.

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Road Trip Prize Pack Winner Announced on REUNITED’s One-Week Birthday

Thank you all so much for spreading the REUNITED book trailer into every nook and cranny of the social network.    It’s been a thrilling and emotional week as I’ve watched REUNITED make its way into the world (without me!) and I am so grateful for the support of my friends, family, and fans who’ve been with me throughout this process, shared kind words about the book, purchased copies, and helped me pull off a totally kick-ass launch party.

Cruisin’ in the Pea Pod with 13-year-old Helen!

Now, it’s my chance to give some of that love back to YOU.  I’ve been so moved by all of the sweet emails, helpful re-Tweets, and photos people have sent of REUNITED at bookstores all over the country that I’ve decided to give away a bonus copy of the book!

REUNITED, in good company.

The bonus winner, who will receive a signed copy of REUNITED, is Sarah C.   Enjoy!

And now, without further ado, the winner of the REUNITED Road Trip Prize Pack is… Christy P.

Thanks again to all who entered.  May your summers be filled with wonderful adventures and great books!

Behold the glory of the Prize Pack!

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It’s hard to believe release day is finally here.  I feel excited, relieved, and filled with gratitude to everyone who’s supported me during these past few years–my incredibly patient and loving family, my amazing friends, my editor Alexandra Cooper, and the rest of my team at Simon & Schuster, my agent Steve Malk, my manager Seth Jaret, my fellow authors in the Apocalypsies, and the fantastic community of book bloggers and readers I’ve come to know over the inter-webs.

In celebration of this momentous day, I’ve decided to extend my Spread This Book Trailer Everywhere Contest for another week.  So if you haven’t entered yet, this is your big chance.

Now, it’s time to let go of the book I’ve held so closely and allow it to make its own way in the world.  Best of luck, REUNITED!  And don’t forget to write. 😉

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My book cover, in Legos

I’d like to say that my 8-year-old son had a hand in this, but he was too busy building “something cool.”

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