Once upon a time, I was a little girl who loved fairy tale bedtime stories.
Once upon a time, my long-suffering and infinitely-patient parents banned certain fairy tales from bedtime… because I asked too many questions. With all my whys and hows and wait-a-minutes, it could take hours to reach the happily ever after. And none of their answers were particularly satisfying.
The Princess and the Pea was one of the first stories to be eliminated from our bedtime repertoire.
I’m not a little girl anymore, but I couldn’t forget those questions.* So, I came up with my own answers…
Starting in winter 2015 you’ll be able to find them in:
HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH : Once Upon a Crime Family– book 1
As the name implies, the books are crime family fairy tale retellings. And the crime families traffic human organs.
It’s YA. A little bit thriller. A little bit fairy tale. And, of course there are kissing scenes!
Here’s what Publisher’s Weekly had to say:
*yes, I’ll definitely share a whole lot more about which questions inspired this story, but you’ll have to be a little bit patient…
The best things in my life come in TWOs.
Obviously there’s my favorite duo – The Schmidtlets.
|Look, Momma, we can edit too…|
Then there’s my pair of puggles.
|Being this adorable is *exhausting*|
And now I’m adding a new two to the list: A SECOND BOOK DEAL!
I’m thrilled to share that my second book – Bright Before Sunrise - will be published by Walker-Bloomsbury in winter 2014!
Here’s a little more about Bright Before Sunrise, which is dual-perspective (See! TWO narrators!) and takes place over the course of a single night.
I can’t wait to share Bright Before Sunrise with you all! HUGE thank yous to my amazing agent, Joe Monti. And I’m very excited to be working with Emily Easton and the rest of the Walker-Bloomsbury crew on BBS.
I’m feeling so lucky and blessed and giddy… I feel like I should go celebrate with something that comes in a two-pack.
…if only Twinkies weren’t gross.
Any celebratory suggestions?!
|Bonus Twin AND Puggle photo – Yes, it’s old… YOU try getting all FOUR to sit still and pose|
It’s been a heckofa long time since I blogged. Normally I don’t make excuses for blog lapses; you just can assume I’ve been: A) busy B) lazy C) uninspired or D) held hostage by a band of wild sixth graders who insist I grade their personal narratives thisveryminute.
This time my blog-absence was absurdly long. But I have a good reason.
TWO very good reasons:
St. Matt and I are expecting our first children — twins — early next winter.
Go ahead and jump up and down in glee for me — the doctor says *I’m* to refrain from impish dancing. Do you know how hard it is to refrain from impish dancing and other hijinks when you’re this elated? WICKED HARD!
And while the Schmidtlets (lettes?) will be the very best things to happen to us, they are also terrible nausea-monsters. I’ve spent most of the past 3 months in varying shades of green.
Luckily green is my second-favorite color.
Even more lucky is the fact that The Queasy is finally, finally starting to pass.
Until it’s completely gone, however, I’ll keep rocking my sea-sickness bracelets and wearing a pea-soup completion with a smile. They’re the latest trends, you know.