Living with Less

Corn in spoon

When I told people I was moving across the country, most believed movers would come to our home, load our boxes and furniture into their mammoth truck, and meet us in Philadelphia the day we arrived. They’d be there to unload the truck hours after we landed in our new apartment, and we’d spend the day unpacking boxes and nomming on Italian subs (our moving day staple).

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Interview w/ Lori Goldstein


At a book festival some time back, I had the pleasure of interviewing Author Lori Goldstein. Her latest book, Circle of Jinn, releases in one short week, but you can watch the not-so-serious interview now to get excited about this must-read! What would you wish for if you had only one wish? Nothing serious! 😉

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A Stranger in a Strange Land

Philadelphia author

I’m writing this from a Starbucks near my new Philadelphia apartment. I don’t know a single person in this historical city. But it still feels…exciting. And terrifying. And hopeful and lonely and invigorating. It feels like taking a bite of something you’ve never tasted. And the east coast? It’s definitely something I’ve never tried. And it. is. different. I mean, it’s fifty-five degrees outside right now. Fifty-five, people! It’s May for crying out loud! That’s chilly in Texas, yo.

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If you participated in the YA Scavenger Hunt, then you may have seen that for my exclusive content, I read the very first excerpt from Violet Grenade, and we revealed the official release date! But in case you were, let’s say, jet-setting around the solar system, then I’m posting it here. Entangled Teen edited this mini reveal video for you guys, and they did an outstanding job.

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YASH Spring 2016

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, April 3!

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