Category Archives: Scott

The Zombies vs. Unicorns trailer has gone live. Have I mentioned how excited I am about this book? To celebrate the release of ZvU, I’ll be appearing at the Baltimore Book Festival alongside editors Holly black and Justine Larbalestier, and … Continue reading

Posted in Carrie, Justine, Scott, short stories, trips, unicorns, YA, zombies 9 Comments

Smart Pop, the publishers of several of the critical essays I’ve written about pop fiction. has made one of my essays “Team Shay” (about Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series) available for free online this week. Check it out! You can also … Continue reading

Posted in Scott, series, YA 3 Comments

I’m headed down to my local bookstore today to pick up copies of my new book: Mind Rain: Your Favorite Authors on Scott Westerfeld’s UGLIES Series Why is Shay the real hero of the Uglies series? Who was the better … Continue reading

Posted in anthologies, bookaholic, other writers, Scott, Uncategorized 3 Comments


I had a negative writing day yesterday. Which means that if I was the kind of writer who had one of those little word bar thingies going on on my blog, you’d see more white space on there today than … Continue reading

Posted in other writers, Scott, SSG, unicorns, words, writing life 7 Comments

I’m helping to kick off the first ever NYC Teen Author Festival (March 16-22, 2009) this Monday with the following, absolutely unmissable event: Juvenilia Smackdown Monday, 16 March, 4-6pm, Tompkins Square Park branch of the NYPL, 331 E. 10th Street … Continue reading

Posted in diversions, giveaways, Justine, other writers, Scott, SSG, team castle, trips, YA 110 Comments

A lot of people have been asking me, and the rumors are out on the internet, so though I have not been given the go-ahead by TPTB over at Harper, I have decided to respond, since “I can neither confirm … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, Scott, unicorns, writing life, YA 6 Comments

Oh noes! The killer unicorns! They have taken over my website! Thanks to ‘brina for the cornification. In other news, the killer unicorn takeover of the known world continues apace. At the School Library Journal, kidlit blogger Fuse #8 casts … Continue reading

Posted in bookaholic, other writers, Scott, unicorns, writing industry, writing life, YA, zombies 3 Comments

Hey, guys! I’m back from New York and back to work. No rest for the weary ’round these parts. Is anyone else doing Seventy Days of Sweat? Every time I get started, a new pile of work lands on my … Continue reading

Posted in diversions, giveaway winners, giveaways, Justine, other writers, party girl, Rio, Scott, SSG, WOW, writing life, YA 36 Comments

The winners of yesterday’s JESSICA Z Giveaway are: Leslie of and Maureen McGowan You know the drill! In passing, if you are one of the winners of previous days’ giveaways and you do not contact me by Monday, I’ll … Continue reading

Posted in bookaholic, chick lit, giveaway winners, giveaways, other writers, SB, Scott, series 24 Comments

The internets are abuzz with conversations about YA:At Publisher’s Weekly, a panel of YA authors, booksellers, agents, etc., discuss what makes a YA a YA, and why there is such a stigma about it. National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie … Continue reading

Posted in other writers, rants, ROSB, Scott, SSG, YA 16 Comments