Category Archives: STARTERS

Bouchercon 2016, My First Bouchercon

A few authors and special guests were treated to a wonderful evening that began with several horse-drawn carriages taking us on a leisurely tour through the French Quarter. That’s David Morrell next to me, the father of RAMBO as well … Continue reading

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CLA Conference

I enjoyed meeting librarians and seeing my fellow YA and MG authors at the CLA signing last week. I was sitting next to two terrific writers, Sherri Smith and Catherine Linka.  The poster below me is the Thai version of … Continue reading

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The Polish Video Trailer!

A couple of screen grabs from the new STARTERS trailer from Poland (because it publishes there today). I have a page on this site with some of the Starters trailers from my various publishers. To see the new live-action one by … Continue reading

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Vote for STARTERS to be a Film or TV Series Now

Starters fans, I need your help. I’ve been in the writing cave, working on a new YA project that I’m very excited about. It is not finished yet because writing good books takes time, my friends, but I wanted to … Continue reading

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Winner of the Massive Giveaway!

The winner of the giveaway of tons of Starters books is Sarah Kershaw of MI. Congratulations! Thank you, everyone, for participating.  

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Keynote at the La Jolla Writer’s Conference 2014

View from my room, early morning. This was the first year at the Hyatt, and they couldn’t have been nicer. Love getting a welcome tray of wine, water, fruit and trail mix when I arrive. Service was outstanding. Writer Kimberly … Continue reading

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35th Manilla Book Festival

My last full day in Manila started with a blogger event in one of the PowerBooks Bookstores. What a gorgeous group! (If this is the first post you’re reading of the Philippines book tour, please start here – there are three … Continue reading

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Cebu and Manila Mall Events

So as we were in the regional airport leaving Manila, we saw thunderstorms and lightning outside. The tropical storm Mario had left Cebu and was arriving in Manila. We didn’t see this paper until much later so we didn’t know … Continue reading

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Philippines Tour 1 – International School and TV Interviews

Recently I was sent on a book tour of the Philippines, sponsored by the wonderful National Bookstore. After being flown over in my favorite kind of seat, the only one I use for long-distance travel, a pod seat (I’ll include … Continue reading

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Selfie in the Philippines

Lissa’s selfie with a portion of the crowd that turned out on a Friday night to see Jennifer E. Smith and Lissa in Cebu.

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