How I Decluttered Social Media to Cut Stress (and Spark Joy!)

How I Decluttered Social Media to Cut Stress (and Spark Joy!)

Over the past few years, social media has ruined my life. Okay, that’s probably an overstatement. But social media has given me tons of anxiety, at times even triggering bouts of depression. And I can’t stand to think of how many hours I’ve spent scrolling, scrolling,...
What it Was Like to Take a Sabbatical to Write Full-Time

What it Was Like to Take a Sabbatical to Write Full-Time

From January – March 2019, I took a three-month leave of absence from my day job to write full-time. I’m so grateful to my employer BookBub for giving me this opportunity. And while the experience is fresh in my mind, I’d like to do a little project post-mortem...
Title Reveal for My Debut YA Thriller

Title Reveal for My Debut YA Thriller

I’m thrilled to reveal the final title for my debut YA thriller: ALL YOUR TWISTED SECRETS. Ahhhh! I’m so excited! ALL YOUR TWISTED SECRETS is being published by HarperTeen in Winter 2020. As you might know, I announced my book deal with the title THE LAST HOUR, but...
How I Outlined All Your Twisted Secrets

How I Outlined All Your Twisted Secrets

I’ve always loved learning about how a book came to fruition. It’s fascinating to learn how my favorite stories were crafted, and how authors have such different processes. So today I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how I outlined my...
The Query Letter for All Your Twisted Secrets

The Query Letter for All Your Twisted Secrets

Today I wanted to offer my blog readers a behind-the-scenes look at my publishing process, and show you my query letter for All Your Twisted Secrets. In case you’re not familiar, authors send “query letters” when pitching their manuscript to literary...