Category Archives: SSG

I get a lot of email from fans of the Secret Society Girl series who want to know what they should read next. I often send them along to E. Lockhart’s THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE-LANDAU BANKS, which is about … Continue reading

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Let me start out this post by saying RIO IS FINE, and also, because it can’t be stated often enough (and for anyone who got here by googling): DON’T FEED YOUR DOG CHOCOLATE, GRAPES, OR RAISINS, and definitely no sugar-free … Continue reading

Posted in other writers, Rio, SSG, star-swept, unicorns, writing advice, writing life, YA, zoo 1 Comment

It has recently been pointed out to me that I include a lot of religious themes in my fiction. Given that I set a whole series in the ruins of a Catholic nunnery, I suppose this is an undeniable fact. … Continue reading

Posted in PAP, short stories, SSG, story, writing life, YA 4 Comments

A few years ago, when the term first cropped up, I wrote a couple of posts about so-called “New Adult” books. At the time, it was a term coined by a couple of editors at St. Martin’s Press who were … Continue reading

Posted in biz, new adult, other writers, SSG, writing industry, YA 15 Comments

On the YALSA blog, there is a discussion of white washing on the cover of YA novels, and one of the novels mentioned is For Darkness Shows the Stars. There are many inaccuracies in this article (including stating that LIAR … Continue reading

Posted in biz, industry, mea culpa, Oceania, other writers, PAP, responses, SSG, star-swept, writing advice, writing industry, writing life, YA 11 Comments

Look what I found (no, my publisher doesn’t send it to me, I have to track it down online myself). It’s the cover of the Brazilian version of Tap & Gown, which is called SOCIEDADE SECRETA: ESCOLHAS DE FORMATURA. (This … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, genreality, SSG 1 Comment

Great news for those of you who have not yet been introduced to the glories that are Amy, George, Brandon, Jenny, Clarissa, Lydia, Malcolm… and of course, Poe (and those of you who have and love them and have been … Continue reading

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How do I love thee, Brazil? Let me count the ways: 1. Your continued support of the Sociedade Secreta series is gratifying and humbling. Your enthusiastic emails and twitters to me and my publisher always make my day. Oh, and … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, giveaways, SSG 53 Comments

First off, I did 2.5k on my WIP yesterday, bringing my NaNo total up to 8127. Snoopy dance a go-go. 8127 / 60,000 It’s going pretty well. I still totally love my heroine, and think she could happily stand alongside … Continue reading

Posted in diversions, SSG, writing life 16 Comments

I’ve received word that I’m scheduled to appear tonight on the Sundance Channel show LOVE/LUST, during an episode about secret societies. It’s schedule to run at 10 PM, and, well, if you look at the schedule, a LOT after that. … Continue reading

Posted in fabulosity, SSG 9 Comments