I have news!! I'm thrilled to finally announce my two-book deal with Knopf Books for Young Readers!! My Chinese-inspired YA fantasy, THE BLOOD OF STARS, will be coming out in May 2019!! The advice to write something you want to read has always stuck with me, and THE BLOOD OF STARS is not only the book of my heart, but something I wish I could have read as a teenager hungry for fantasy, fairy tales, and magic. I'm so excited to share it with the world!! More soon. Here's the o
Guys, I'm sooo happy to finally share the cover of REFLECTION ❤️❤️❤️ When my editor first sent it to me, I screamed!! Isn't it gorgeous and fierce and epic? Mulan is my favorite Disney heroine and I absolutely cannot wait until everyone gets to read her Twisted Tale into the Underworld next March!!
Hey, it's been a while. I just got back from another fantastic workshop with Patti Lee Gauch at Highlights, one I've been looking forward to all year, and we delved into the personal/close third-person POV. As always, time with Patti workshop really helped me hone in on my voice, and re-introduced me to how powerful and close writing in third person can be. We looked at examples from Elizabeth Strout's OLIVE KITTERIDGE, and Maggie Stiefvater's THE RAVEN BOYS, and George Saund