Awesome Editor Emilia Rhodes Talks Must-Have Author Traits, Books She Covets and Tiny Pretty Things

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Today I have the great honor of introducing you all to my editor at HarperTeen, Emilia Rhodes! Emilia came on board as editor for TINY PRETTY THINGS just as we were wrapping up book one, and we really got to work together as we hashed out the plot for book two — a five-hour brainstorming session that was actually super-fun! (And we were so well-fed!) She’s very chatty, incredibly smart, and…


Jaye Robin Brown on NO PLACE TO FALL, what makes her laugh & a giveaway!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

I’ve had the pleasure of writing and revising virtually alongside Jaye Robin Brown during our #5amwritersclub sessions on Twitter, and am thrilled that her book, NO PLACE TO FALL (HarperTeen), is out in the world! Described as THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE meets THIS LULLABY, Jaye‘s poignant debut novel is about family, friendships, and first romance. Here’s the blurb: As good girl Amber prepares for her audition at the North Carolina School…


Taking the Long Road (Read: Everything Happens for a Reason)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Things moved quickly when Dhonielle and I first started working on the book that would become Tiny Pretty Things. We’d both been working on our own stuff as well, and D had gotten an amazing agent for her middle grade work. And the agent was intrigued by the ballet book’s concept — and the idea of CAKE Literary. So we ended up quickly signing with her, too, and got to…