Category Archives: YA Contemporary Fiction

Because I feel like you’re supposed to collect these somewhere other than as bookmarks on your laptop, here’s a round-up of reviews to date for BEAUTIFUL BROKEN GIRLS, which releases February 21, 2017. I hope they inspire you to pre-order … Continue reading

Beautiful Broken Girls, Reviews, YA Contemporary Fiction, YA Thrillers

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When I started writing After the Woods four years ago, the big mainstream news story was about the arrival of fictional female heroines who could kick butt. Google “kickass YA heroine” circa 2012 and here’s a sampling of what you’ll … Continue reading

Literary Thrillers, YA Contemporary Fiction, YA Debuts in 2016, YA Thrillers

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  I’m geeking OUT about the trailer the wonderful Red14 Films is producing for AFTER THE WOODS. From the start, we were on the same page, from the treatment straight through to casting. I’m especially pumped about the girls who … Continue reading

Literary Thrillers, YA Contemporary Fiction, YA Debuts in 2016

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The 70s was a creepy time to be a little kid. Think commercials and newspaper ads for Carrie and The Omen and The Amityville Horror. Album covers were frightening, too. That bleached bird skull on the Eagles’ Greatest Hits? It scared the CRAP … Continue reading

Writing Life, YA Contemporary Fiction, YA Debuts in 2016

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WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR MATERIAL? Does every writer get this question? Or just the ones that write the dark stuff? This is one of an occasional series where I attempt to answer it. I call myself a connoisseur of … Continue reading

Writing Life, YA Contemporary Fiction, YA Debuts in 2016

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