Category Archives: Justine

Today, an excerpt from Extras, the #1 New York Times Bestseller by Scott Westerfeld: “Come on, Hiro,” she said. “Unicorns aren’t real, and I know stuff about them. Like… they have horns on their foreheads. And they can fly!” Hiro … Continue reading

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I’m pretty sick right now — started last night on the plane flight home, and has gotten worse since, so this blog post will, most likely, reflect the pathetic state of my body and brain. Regular readers know how poorly … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, Marley, Scott, sick, SSG, UTR, vainglory 17 Comments

This may be my last post for a while. We’ll see how things pan out once I’m in California, where two people who are not me and Sailor Boy are getting married. Day 2 of the challenge (Monday) was a … Continue reading

Posted in getting serious, Justine, Scott, writing life 10 Comments

… Are the Luckiest Writers in the World. So I’ve been having one of those weeks where the writing has not been going well. At two separate times, with two separate projects, I threw my hands up and entertained those … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, Scott, SSG3, unicorns, writing life 16 Comments

FINALLY! Justine’s Great Australian Cricket Mangosteen Monkey Knife-Fighting Fairy YA Novel has found a home at Bloomsbury Children’s. YES! I can scream it. So excited. No words. I read this book and it’s INCREDIBLE, folks. Very out of the ordinary. … Continue reading

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Probably won’t be posting again for a while, due to a moderate family emergency. Rest assured: everyone will be fine. Meanwhile, we are still having a giveaway of Secret Society Girl, the paperback, this week. Leave a comment in this … Continue reading

Posted in giveaway, Justine 30 Comments

Pursuant to yesterday’s post (is this the proper usage of pursuant? If not, it so should be! I’ll have to ask SB when he’s around): Anonymous said: Get out your wet noodles and what have you. I’m ready for my … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, Patrick, writing advice 30 Comments

My roommate from the NEC Conference, Marley Gibson, has some pictures up on the blog Books, Boys, and Buzz today, so if you want to see more costume party snaps, click here. Here’s the picture of Jennifer O’Connell and me, … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, writing life 43 Comments

8:00 AM: I (groggy) am dropped off by Sailor Boy (only vaguely less groggy, and thereby qualified to operate a motor vehicle) at the bus station. Pick up my tickets at the Will Call machine. 8:28 AM: Bus arrives. I … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, NYPL, Scott, SSG, vainglory, writing life, YA 17 Comments

Justine, never one to shy away from the Big Questions in Life, asks: If you could only choose one which would you choose: the publishing house with a wonderful editor who brings out the best in you, or the house … Continue reading

Posted in giveaway, Justine, SSG, writing life 14 Comments