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L’Shana Tova!

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

It’s Rosh Hashana!!! Happy New Year, my fellow members of the Tribe! To everyone, here’s wishing you peace, joy, health, happiness, and a big dose of awesomeness.

And now for your reading pleasure

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

So this came up when I was tweeting with the always amazing Richelle Mead and Rachel Caine. I had misremembered this as a poem about punctuation, but it’s actually about ASCII characters. According to my mad Googling skills, this poem originally appeared in the May/June 1990 issue of Infocus magazine, and it was written by Fred Bremmer and Steve Kroese. Thanks, guys!

The genius of this poem is that you have to read it out loud.

Here’s the poem:

< > ! * ' ' #
^ " ` $ $ -
! * = @ $ _
% * < > ~ # 4
& [ ] . . /
| { , ,

And here’s the poem, out loud:

Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash

Caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash

Bang splat equal at dollar under-score

Percent splat waka waka tilde number four

Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash

Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH.

🙂 You’re welcome!

A New Book Sale!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

I’m thrilled to announce that my novel TO BEAR AN IRON KEY has sold to the amazing Georgia McBride at Month9Books! KEY is a YA traditional fantasy novel about Bromwyn, a young and powerful witch who is trapped by her grandmother’s curse, her mother’s love and a promise to marry the wrong boy. KEY is slated for publication in spring 2014.

What that description doesn’t tell you is there’s also a thief, the Fey, and a challenge during Midsummer. Nope, no Riders – this one’s completely different. 🙂




HUNGER Crossroads Tour – Simple Love of Reading

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Day 5 of the Crossroads Blog Tour brings me to A Simple Love of Reading! In this interview, you find out more about inspirations behind the main character, what made me first fall in love with reading, which paranormal authors I’m currently addicted to, plus much more! Be sure to also stop by the Crossroads main page for today’s question.

And look – more interviews…and HUNGER giveaways!

First, over at Book Lovers Inc., Susi has interviewed me about…well, lots of things, including my YA stuff and adult novels. And I’m answering questions in the comments! And Susi is giving away a copy of HUNGER! (She rocks!)

And over at Fragments of Life, Precious interviewed me and got me to talk about my weakness for chocolate (and Matt Damon)…and she’s giving away four signed small posters of the HUNGER cover! (She also rocks!)

Happy Passover

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

It’s Passover! Time for family. Time for history. Time for…matzah.


I freaking HATE matzah.

That is all.