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Smiling in the Face of Adversity: The Paula Hickey Story

What would you do if your life was a series of battles to be fought, between you and your body? How would you handle the crushing weight of a prognosis that threatens to separate you from your peers, that seems intent on holding you back [...]

2018-02-26T14:03:24-08:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Articles, HuffPost, Life|Tags: , |0 Comments

My Top Five Mystery Reads

After spending this past weekend discussing what makes a truly great mystery novel at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, I found myself analyzing my favorites. Why did these particular books have such a hold on my imagination? How did they keep me guessing, and [...]

A Mentor Is a Girl’s Best Friend

A couple months ago, I had the surreal experience of walking into a Manhattan Barnes & Noble and finding my second novel, Timekeeper, on the Teen New Releases shelf along with Kirsten Smith’s second book, Trinkets. Seeing your book on the shelf is a pinch-me moment no [...]

The Phenomenon of Paranormal YA

When Stephen King came up with his first great idea, his debut novel Carrie, he paved the way for many of us YA authors through his realization that nothing fits supernatural phenomena quite like adolescence. Everything changes so rapidly in our teen years, from our bodies [...]