ALA Midwinter: Book Fun in My Favorite City

January 28, 2013

When I heard that the American Library Association was planning their midwinter conference for Seattle, I did a little dance. Not only is Seattle my favorite city, where all my family lives and where I met Dr H, but it’s also where fellow YA Highwayer Kristin Halbrook lives—and the meeting was just days before she […]

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RTW: Fantasy Bookstore

January 16, 2013

Welcome to Road Trip Wednesday day, a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway posts a weekly writing- or reading-related question and anyone can answer it on their own blogs. Check out the original post for links to other Road Trippers’ answers! This week’s topic is: If you owned a bookstore, what would it look like and […]

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Not That It’s a Big Deal or Anything

August 20, 2012

Not too long ago I blogged about taking time to celebrate milestones—even the smaller ones—to stay motivated, to recognize hard work, and to recharge. Well I’m taking my own advice and partying like it’s the freaking weekend today because FINALLY, after working on this work-in-eternal-progress for more than a year, I have a completed first […]

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Retreat! (A How To)

August 6, 2012

I’ve been waiting all year for late July, because it meant a trip to Colorado with many other YA Highway members for a writing retreat! Last week was really special, because I got to see some of my favorite girls in the world AND I managed to add about 10,000 good words to my WiP. We […]

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Read Your Emmys!

July 20, 2012

The 2012 Emmy Nominees are in, but the awards ceremony isn’t until September 23. While you wait to see tearful speeches, anondyne celebrity-on-celebrity ribbing, and of course the red carpet, I thought I’d pull together some books related to the nominees and their work. Tina Fey, Best Actress in a Comedy Series Liz Lemon… I […]

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Me and Swedes and YA

June 25, 2012

You know, I have always thought Sweden was a pretty nifty place that I was interested in visiting. But now I’m starting to feel like there’s some geographic destiny at play. Shortly after my stint on Swedish television, schilling The Hunger Games movie to anyone with 100 kronor and the time, I received an e-mail from […]

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How To BEA

June 12, 2012

I have loved reading everyone’s BookExpo America breakdown posts this week, all the more because, giant bunch of introverts that we are, the recap posts are happening after everyone has had a long weekend (of reading ARCs) to recover. And I am no different! Now that I’ve had time to gather my thoughts, I thought […]

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I am (kind of) a Big Deal in Sweden

April 2, 2012

So I’ve been talking, Tweeting, Gchatting, and yes blogging about The Hunger Games like… quite a bit? Often. Okay, an excessive amount. So much that, when looking to do a report on how huge the Hunger Games movie was being hyped in the U.S., a Swedish National Television reporter contacted me and asked for an […]

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The Hunger Games: A Peeta/Gale Retrospective

March 30, 2012

So, I wrote about my feelings on most of The Hunger Games movie yesterday, but of course I left out one of, if not the, most important parts of the movie: Peeta and Katniss, and Peeta and Gale, and how the movie showed us Katniss’ emotional journey through their relationships. First, I’d like to give […]

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The Hunger Games Review

March 29, 2012

Holy crap. Two years after reading the book, one full year of following news about the movie, and weeks of watching The Hunger Games grow into a simmering worldwide phenomenon, opening weekend finally happened. Let’s just say I was A BIT excited. And of course you know I had Thoughts and Feelings after watching the movie. […]

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