A Sneak Peek in Pictures at My Next Book

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

This week, we’re talking about our works-in-progress. My next book will be  published by William Morrow/Harper Collins, the same publisher who will be publishing Vintage.  The new book will be coming out in 2015, approximately a year after Vintage does. I will keep referring to it as “the new book” (TNB) because we are still brainstorming titles. THAT’s maybe a little-known fact about publishing: that titles for books can change…


Tidying Up My Next Project

Monday, January 6, 2014

This week on the Debutante Ball, the Debs are looking forward to a milestone in the future, when we’ll no longer be debutantes, but sophomores. Writers with a second book. When the Debs scheduled this topic for the beginning of the new year, I was feeling certain that I’d be finished with a first draft of my next book. I’m not finished. As I write this, I still have about…


News Flash: Book Clubs, Conferences, and Connecting

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Congrats to Amy, who won the copy of Laura Hemphill’s BUYING IN last week! From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb presented to a wonderful group of three hundred eighth graders this week who have begun a unit on historical fiction in their English classes. A local book club invited Lisa Alber to visit and discuss KILMOON! Four months away yet but she’s already excited. Susan Gloss is in the home stretch on…


Winter is Coming: Time to Hunker Down and Write

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Winter is coming. No, this is not a post about Game of Thrones, though I do love me some dragons and wildlings. We’ll talk about the HBO medieval fantasy series some other time. Really, though. Winter is coming. Even though we’ve had some lovely fall days lately, I can feel the light waning, the change creeping in. The sun is getting further away, its warmth weaker. Sorry to be a…