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Let’s talk RAGE

Friday, July 30th, 2010

One of the funky things about publishing is that new books start getting promoted even before a previous book hits the shelves. So even though HUNGER won’t be out for nearly three months, RAGE is available for preorder at some places like here — and hey, there’s even back cover copy!

She brought the razor to her inner thighs again and again and again, but with each sting came no release, no comforting numbness that dulled the horror of her life.

It wasn’t enough. So she cut again—swiftly, mercilessly.

Missy didn’t mean to cut so deep. But after the party where she was humiliated in front of practically everyone in school, who could blame her for wanting some comfort? Sure, most people don’t find comfort in the touch of a razor blade, but Missy always was . . . different.

That’s why she was chosen to become one of the Four Horsemen Apocalypse: War. Now Missy wields a different kind of blade — a big, brutal sword that can cut down anyone and anything in her path. But it’s with this weapon in her hand that Missy learns something that could help her triumph over her own pain: control.

A unique approach to the topic of self-mutilation, RAGE is the story of a young woman who discovers her own power, and refuses to be defeated by the world.


That’s the text that will appear on the back cover of RAGE, and it’s already in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt online catalog.

For those of you who have read HUNGER already, Death has more of a role in RAGE. (Yeah, I’m psyched about that too!)


I owe tons of people swag (sorry) and interview answers (ditto), and I’m woefully behind on Post Mortem (mea culpa). In August, I’m going to be focusing on writing LOSS, but I promise to play catch up!

Secret Identity

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

I have made an extremely important discovery.

Light from DEATH NOTE…

…is really Justin Bieber.