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4 Writing Rules I Can Live Without

There are certain writing rules I see brought up…constantly. They were pounded into my head in college. They’re reiterated all over the Net in numerous blog posts by numerous writers, readers, and industry professionals. But I have to say..some of … Continue reading

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The Official Amplified Playlist is up!

I’ve put up the Official Amplified Playlist (by scene) on the Amplified book website. Check it out! It even includes a song I remixed for Black Lab–Lonely Boy. If there is a scene you’d like me to post a song … Continue reading

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Harmonic Feedback, the movie trailer

So last summer I got a message from a proud mom who said her daughter and her daughter’s friends were making a movie of Harmonic Feedback. I was over the moon about this! It’s not every day that a writer … Continue reading

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Amplified Sequel—Will there be one??

So, every week (via email, Facebook, Goodreads messages, and Twitter) I get different variations of the same question. Is there going to be an Amplified sequel? How is there NOT a sequel yet? I will hunt you down and stick … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Crit Partner

Okay, I’m not really THAT desperate–just so you know. But Desperately Seeking Susan was, like, my favorite childhood movie and I couldn’t help myself. Here’s the deal. I have a big writing year ahead of me…literally I’m juggling three projects … Continue reading

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There’s no limit to the imagination (my rebuttal)

An author I was on a panel with recently called me out at both the panel and in a recent blog post for a comment I made about the imagination. This author basically feels that imagination is limited by our … Continue reading

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Music Revolution Contest with Tara Kelly, Stephanie Kuehnert, and Jeri Smith-Ready

Winners: Tara: Let me just say this was very hard. I really enjoyed many of these recs and appreciate the time all of you took to come up with them. Thank you all so much!! Grand Prize Winner for AMPLIFIED: … Continue reading

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Judge my book, not me

To be clear–this isn’t a gripe about bad reviews of my books. I come from a music background. I’m pretty used to my art being torn to shreds. Are bad reviews ever pleasant for me to read? No. Do I … Continue reading

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Realistic YA Revolution WINNERS!

Below are the winners picked via random number generator (don’t know why I haven’t tried that before–so much easier.) Your names are below the picture of the book. Congrats all! I will email all of you when I get a … Continue reading

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Realistic YA Revolution Recommendations (including top 5 books and authors)

Over 150 books recommended. You guys rock! And…I have a very long list of to-read books now. Thank you all for participating and spreading the word! As promised, I have broken the recommendations down into the Top 5 (or 6) … Continue reading

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