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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

French Ducks in Venice

French Ducks in Venice is my first picture book, and is now out, published by Candlewick Press. The illustrations are by a very talented artist named Erin McGuire. Here's a video trailer for the book: [vimeo 33629966]