What It’s REALLY Like to Go on Submission to Publishers

What It’s REALLY Like to Go on Submission to Publishers

*Deep breaths.* Over five years ago, I published a post called “What It’s Like to Go On Submission to Publishers With Your Novel.” I was about to go on submission for the first time, and wanted to educate myself and compile as many resources as I could find on the...
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...