Newest book optioned for TV/film development!

Here’s some news I’ve been eager to share: my newest book, THE NAMING GIRL, was recently optioned for TV/film development by Good Neighbors Media. Jennifer Phang, the director, and Robert Chang, the producer attached to the project have been amazing to work with. This is a book inspired by my daughters, and by the complex […]

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 […]

Writing Advice Part II (my top six other best pieces of advice)

The single best piece of writing advice I ever got was to write the book you most want to read (more on that here). After that, here are six other bits of writing advice that have made the biggest difference for me (and that I need to keep reminding myself of to keep on going). […]