Why Does ASHFALL Have a New Cover?

(Originally posted at The League of Extraordinary Writers) Three weeks ago I posted about receiving my author copies of ASHEN WINTER in hardback–it’s the sequel to my debut novel, ASHFALL. (To summarize the post: squee!) I also got author copies of the paperback edition of ASHFALL with its new cover. Fellow blogger and author Lissa […]
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The Cost of Cutting School Librarians

(Originally posted at The League of Extraordinary Writers.) I’m blogging from the breakfast room at Courtyard by Marriott in Anaheim. I’ve spent the weekend at the American Library Association conference (ALA). It’s a fabulous show, full of people who love books and authors and aren’t shy about showing it. But, being a novelist, I have […]
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Computer Games, Copy-Editing, and the Book Publishing Industry

(Originally posted at The League of Extraordinary Writers) My guilty pleasure is computer games. Lately I’ve been playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Civilization V. And yes, that stuff at the beginning of my debut novel, ASHFALL, about World of Warcraft is from, ahem, personal research. I played a shadow priest to level 80 […]
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Mrs. Gick’s Library

(Originally posted at The League of Extraordinary Writers) Last week in this space I wrote about two uncomfortable experiences I had while visiting libraries. But I’ve presented in dozens of school and public libraries over the last six months, and the vast majority of those visits have been wonderful. So this week I’d like to […]
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The Complete School Library Journal Interview

School Library Journal recently interviewed me about my debut novel, ASHFALL. If you didn’t see it, here’s a link to their excellent piece. Space constraints didn’t permit them to print the whole interview, so for those of you who can’t get enough (hi Mom!), I’ll put it here: SLJ: Right now you’re in the middle […]
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