Category Archives: publishing

BinderConLA 2016 at UCLA

Gillian G., a very talented illustrator, did these while watching our panel. I can’t believe someone can do that — amazing. Her link is at the end. I purposely left off any reference to Callie’s hair color so readers could … Continue reading

Posted in Bindercon, BinderconLA, publishing, writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Perks of Being A Wallflower

For the first time since the summer of 2011, I feel relaxed. It’s not a vacation break, which is when you go away somewhere and it has nothing to do with work. But it is at least “I can read … Continue reading

Posted in publishing | Tagged | 1 Comment

Just How BIG is STARTERS? See here!

This is a display from my Brazilian publisher, Novo Conceito, at the Sao Paulo Book Fair, the world’s third largest book fair, going on now. Their way of showing how it is their BIG book of the year!  I didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Book Fair, foreign sales, publishing, Sao Paulo Book Fair, STARTERS | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

This beautiful site that the clever folks at Random House created is in the process of  being updated. Check out the cool moving graphics in the Prime Destinations ad at the top. My twitter feed is displayed on the author … Continue reading

Posted in publishing, STARTERS, trailer for STARTERS | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dean Koontz is a fan of STARTERS!

So I landed in NY to an email by none other than the great Dean Koontz, the man who wrote WATCHERS, one of my favorite novels. Even though he had been recovering and then very busy with publishing and his … Continue reading

Posted in publishing, rockstar author, STARTERS, Uncategorized | Tagged | 7 Comments

Harlan Ellison Gives Me “Loves” (Hot Dog)

The brilliant writer Harlan Ellison did his second speaking engagement at the Cinefamily theater. Before that, he gathered with friends and followers and his beautiful wife Susan at the famous Pink’s Hot Dogs. Pinks had presented him with four dogs … Continue reading

Posted in publishing, rockstar author | Leave a comment

Want to get your YA manuscript published? How to Write a Query Letter

So maybe you’re using the holiday weekend to think about how to get published.  First of all, be sure your manuscript is ready. I mean it’s at the point where your writing group and beta readers have given you all … Continue reading

Posted in publishing, writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Twilight’s Bella (in Germany) voices my Callie

When the Twilight films show in Germany,  Annina Braunmiller is the voice of Bella (normally Kristin Stewart when in English). She also is the narrator for the Twilight audio books in German. And now for mine. She’ll be the narrator … Continue reading

Posted in conferences, German edition, publishing, rockstar German editor, STARTERS | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Learn All My Secrets

You’ll have to pay for it. But I’d say it’s worth it. My uber-agent, Barbara Poelle, is doing a Writer’s Digest webinar this Thursday, Nov 3. You don’t have to be there, you can access the information at your convenience. … Continue reading

Posted in publishing, writing | Leave a comment

SCIBA Awards Dinner 2011 and a Giveaway

Heard of I’m giving away a beautiful hardback book!  More about that in a bit. s Last night, at the Long Beach Hilton, I was one of the authors invited to the SCIBA Awards dinner. I think I was … Continue reading

Posted in publishing, SCIBA | Tagged | 5 Comments