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May 7, 2015

…but were afraid to ask. Or not. Anyway, some articles that have popped up recently:

Want to hear about how it might be my last book for awhile (but I really hope not!):I tell EW all about it.

Or about what changes I’ve seen in the almost 20 (!) years since my first YA book was published?Answer: a lot.

OR the not so surprising truth that I really didn’t like high school.Are you really that surprised?

OR (whew!) 7 Reasons You Should Read Saint Anything:Just pick one!

Hopefully more stuff to...

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Published on May 07, 2015 15:06 • 340 views

May 6, 2015

Okay, so yesterday, May 5th, was HUGE for me. SAINT ANYTHING, the book that is basically my HEART right now, was released into the world. I got up at 3:45am in NC to fly to Los Angeles, where I had a great event with so many wonderful readers to celebrate the launch. And the tour began! But something ELSE happened, too. An essay I wrote for Seventeen.com was published on the internet, and with that, one of the most personal experiences of my life was suddenly public. This was my choice. I wan...

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Published on May 06, 2015 07:05 • 133 views

May 5, 2015

Saint Anything

You guys: it’s finally happening!

I am BEYOND excited to share my twelfth book with you. It’s so close to my heart (I explained why in this post ) and I cannot wait to hear what you all think! Look for it today anywhere books are sold. You can also go here to order it online in print or ebook form.

And, as of today, I am on TOUR! Come see me! All upcoming dates are right here.

(Sorry for all the exclamation points. I’m a little excited.)

As I’m traveling around the country talking about the...

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Published on May 05, 2015 00:00 • 340 views

April 29, 2015

Okay, so it’s less than a week until SAINT ANYTHING is in stores, and…well, I’m kind of freaking out. Don’t get me wrong: it’s a good freakout, like when you’ve been waiting and waiting for something you’ve worked SO hard for, and then it’s finally close to enough to almost touch but that also makes it real and who knows what will happen, your wildest dream or your nightmare or (more likely) something in between?

Yeah. Freaking out.

I had a great pre-tour of school visits and bookseller dinne...

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Published on April 29, 2015 05:26 • 442 views

April 26, 2015

April 17, 2015

Tomorrow, Saturday April 18th, I’ll be at the LA Times Festival of Books!
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Young Adult Fiction: Connections & Consequences Event Moderator: Amy Spalding Panelists: Meg Wolitzer, Belzhar Emery Lord, The Start of You and Me Robyn Schneider,The Beginning of Everything Sarah Dessen, Saint Anything 12pm-1pm: signing!

Hope to see you!

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Published on April 17, 2015 16:08 • 171 views

April 1, 2015

Hi Everyone!

I’m so excited to finally be able to share where I’ll be for the tour for Saint Anything! Looks like I’m going to be getting a LOT of use out of my new suitcase:

SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH – LOS ANGELES, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California
Panel with Meg Wolitzer, Emery Lord, and Robyn Schneider at 11am

TUESDAY, MAY 5TH AT 7PM – LOS ANGELES, CA
Children’s Book World
10580 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6TH AT 6PM – SAN DI...

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Published on April 01, 2015 09:13 • 558 views

January 21, 2015

So I’m REALLY excited to share with you all the new paperback cover for THE MOON AND MORE. I love that we stuck with the beach theme but changed it so it looks closer to SAINT ANYTHING. It will be out on the same day as the new book, May 5th!


MoonandMorePB 2



Isn’t it just SO PRETTY? On a related note, I now wish it was summer more than ever. This is the closest I will get for another couple of months, I fear….



Have a great day, everyone!

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Published on January 21, 2015 13:26 • 619 views

January 4, 2015

Happy 2015!


Okay, so that exclamation point is very cheery. And it’s hard to be cheery today, on the last day of vacation, when it is January and gray outside and the bulk of winter ahead of us. But what IS making me feel good is that a year ago today, I was sitting in this same seat, looking out this same window at a gray day and wondering if I’d ever have another book to write, if an idea would EVER come to me. And eventually, one did. First it was an idea, then a process, then a project, th...

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Published on January 04, 2015 12:43 • 446 views

October 31, 2014

Saint-Anything



I’m SO excited to share the cover for my 12th novel, SAINT ANYTHING. Out May 5, 2015! More to come. Cannot wait to share this one with you guys….

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Published on October 31, 2014 07:48 • 911 views