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    June 5th, 2011

    Making the Darkness Visible

    Over at my alter ego’s site, I respond to the Wall Street Journal’s article, “Darkness Too Visible,” which mentions my book RAGE.

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    May 14th, 2011

    David Tennant to the rescue!

    So I’m in Rochester, NY, for the amazing Teen Book Festival (TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!) – I’ve been here since Thursday afternoon because I was scheduled to do a school visit on Friday along with Heather Brewer and Amy King (Jackie waves to the terrific girls at Mercy High). Now, I don’t know about you, but I tend not to sleep too well when I’m away. Just one of those “It’s not my bed” things, I guess. Or maybe I just miss Officekitty waking me up before 6 to feed her. **pauses** No, definitely not that last one.

    Anyway. So yesterday I got up at 5 am, for no good reason. Sigh. So I worked out and got ready for the day (with only a slight detour when the water was shut off; all I’ll say is THANK YOU, TBF, FOR THE BOTTLED WATER – which is perfectly serviceable when washing your face), and then Heather, Amy and I went off to the school and talked about bullying. We got back, had lunch, and then by 1:45 pm I had a crushing headache. I guess the whole not-sleeping-well/up-early thing had caught up to me. I decided to take a nap, because there was plenty of time before we had to meet for dinner that evening.

    Here’s the David Tennant part. 😀

    First, you have to understand that I am a recent convert to DOCTOR WHO. (For more on this, see my blog post at the League of Reluctant Adults.) The theme from the David Tennant run is my ringtone on my cell phone. (Yes, whenever I watch the show, I have to make sure my ringer is off.) Ten is my favorite Doctor (although to be fair, I still have to catch up on the classic series).

    So. Me, sleeping.

    I had some wonky dreams (maybe there’s something in the Rochester water — hmm, no, wait, the water had been turned off). There was something about being in a car and having to drive over this rail-thin bridge with no rails, which sort of turned my hair white (not literally). And I think I was in Portugal. So. Anyway. Toward the end of the dream, David Tennant was looking for me. He had something he needed to tell me. It was pretty urgent, and he was striding purposefully, with that I Have Something Important Or Possibly Clever To Say look on his face. (No, I don’t know if he was the Doctor or David Tennant; I didn’t actually hear him speak, so there was no accent to give me a clue. I think he was in Ten’s overcoat, though. Hmm.)

    So I finally wake up, wondering why David Tennant had been looking for me. I sort of smile about it. And then it clicks: David Tennant. Doctor Who. My cell phone ring tone.

    I grab my phone. And there’s a text message from Heather, saying that we’re all meeting downstairs at 5:30 to get car pooled (what? It’s a verb) to the restaurant for dinner.

    I look at the phone. It’s 5:29.

    In a truly, spectacularly, impressively fast feat of getting-readiness, I got downstairs only 5 minutes late. If not for the David Tennant dream, I might have missed my ride.

    David Tennant to the rescue! 😀

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    April 1st, 2011

    RAGE Blog Tour: Literary Escapism and Indigo Teen Blog

    [cross-posted from my alter-ego’s blog]

    Today we’re kicking off the RAGE Blog Tour! Throughout April, I’ll be visiting blogs and babbling about lots of things (say, Twinkies). And there’s a big tour contest — three people will win copies of HUNGER and RAGE, plus some extra goodies!

    Today’s official tour stop is at Literary Escapism. In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, I do a post about my faux memoir, ROAD RAGE. 🙂

    Bonus: I was interviewed by Indigo Teen Blog — and Death makes an appearance!

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    March 30th, 2011

    Guest blogging at Dark Faerie Tales

    Today, I’m guest blogging at Dark Faerie Tales, where I give a handy, dandy color-coded guide to the Riders of the Apocalypse. And, if you’re going to RT this year, I also posted my convention schedule. 🙂

    All throughout April, I’ll be doing a blogosphere world tour. Lots of guest posts; lots of interviews. Lots of RAGE reviews, eek!

    In other news: I finally got my taxes off to my accountant (rah!!!) and I’m full-speed ahead on LOSS (double rah!!!).

    And a reminder: If you’re in the Albany, NY area, I’ll be at the Empire State Book Festival this Saturday for a 2:45 pm panel called “She Blinded Me with Science Fiction,” followed by a Meet & Greet (aka, signing copies of RAGE) at 4:45pm. I’ll also be doing a reading at Flights of Fantasy on Monday, April 4, starting at 7 pm. Hope to see you there!

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    March 28th, 2011

    Upcoming appearances

    With RAGE coming out in one week (RAH!), I wanted to post my upcoming appearances:

    SAT, APRIL 2:
    Panel and signing
    Empire State Book Festival, Albany, NY
    2:45 pm panel: She Blinded Me With Science Fiction

    MON, APRIL 4:
    Reading and signing
    Flights of Fantasy, Colonie, NY
    7 pm

    APRIL 5 – APRIL 10:
    Romantic Times Booklovers Convention
    Los Angeles, CA

    WED, APRIL 6:
    Panel: Worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy
    1 pm

    THURS, APRIL 7:
    Club RT
    9:30 am

    FRI, APRIL 8:
    Panel: Say Anything? Boundaries In YA
    10 am

    SAT, APRIL 9:
    Book Fair/Teen Day
    Time: 11:00 am – 2 pm (Book Fair)
    Time: 5 pm (Author Speed-Dating, session 2)

    SAT, MAY 14:
    Rochester Teen Book Festival
    Rochester, NY

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