First Chapters of BACKWARDS now Free!

Like words? Try this. I dare you… Candlewick just made the first three chapters of BACKWARDS available for free online. Here’s the link: http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763662771.chp.1.pdf Please spread the word. Literally. Like butter on bread, ’cause words are yummy. PS: If you check out the chapters, you can see that nifty backwards title font I’ve been talking about. And please […]

What Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Books Say About Us

For years, I’ve been wondering why dystopian and post-apocalyptic books are so popular, especially with teens. Personally, I love reading these books. I also enjoy writing them. Now, I’m generally a very optimistic person who believes we can create a good future. So what is it about corpse-ridden zombie-sucking industrial wastelands that appeals so much […]