When I Was Older

When I Was Older started as a manuscript titled Juliet and the Idea of Frogs. Juliet was turned down by about twenty-seven editors, most of whom said it was unpublishable. About seven said I was really talented, but that the book was beyond editorial help. Four phoned my agent and asked if they…

My Heartbeat

My Heartbeat is a book that did really well. It got very nice reviews, won a prize, and made my publisher happy with me (they sent flowers). All of which made me quite grateful, but also rather astonished. I had set out to write a novel of loyalty and betrayal, but…

The Kings Are Already Here

The Kings Are Already Here is my favorite. Not only because I took ballet classes again to be reminded of what barre exercies feel like (they hurt, and no grown woman should be forced to look in a mirror while wearing pink tights). And not because my first real crush was…

Stay With Me

I first wrote Stay With Me from Clare's point of view. It wasn't the right way into the story, but I couldn't see it in any other way. So I put it aside and watched Buffy reruns until I had seen all 7 seasons. In short, I brooded. When The Kings Are Already…

After the Moment

Despite stars from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, this book received its share of pretty bad blog reviews. Most of them while I (and the novel) were on a blog tour. Lesson learned. Do not tour the internet.