More About Go-Between

Lisa Brackmann’s Go-Between comes out July 5 and I am so excited. It’s the sequel to Getaway, which I totally loved, and I’ll wait here while you go pre-order it. When I read Lisa Brackmann’s books I always think of this thing Frances McDormand reportedly said to some director or other: “You have to light me like …

Starred Review for Bryn Greenwood!

Just had to link to this starred Kirkus Review for Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, which comes out August 9. Bryn is an amazing writer who has been a super supportive friend to me throughout my own writing journey (she seriously found about ten typos in my synopsis just this past Monday). Her …

Tales of a Fourth-Grade Field Trip

Scene: Thursday morning, 5am. Fixing lunch, grabbing supplies, finding presentable clothes because I’m going along on the 4th grade field trip to Philly. At the last minute I remember I need something to read on the bus. I grab the slimmest book I see: The Bridge of San Luis Rey. Mind summarily blown. What even …

What I dreamt last night

Just woke up from a dream in which it was the fashion for women in my town to wear light, indestructible body armor. The armor concealed you completely: face and head, arms and legs, hands, feet. Mine was very pretty; it had a pattern of images from vintage maps: blue water, green or straw-colored land, …