Friday, June 28, 2013


Things are going to be quiet here for the next week or so. First, I'm off to ALA in Chicago to shmooze with other authors, my editors, readers, and librarians.

For any Splintered fans / readers who live in the area, I'll be attending two events that are free and open to the public:

Saturday, June 29th

If you're in the vicinity, I'd love to meet you!

After I wrap things up in Chicago, I'll be hanging with my family for a week to celebrate the 4th of July, so I'll be back in blogland sometime after that.

Everyone have a fun and safe holiday!

Monday, June 24, 2013


Announcing the *WINNERS*
of the UNHINGED Teasy, Flippy Giveaway!!
Andrea F Chapman & Kayleigh Dolly Blossom D'Andilly
will each receive a signed
Splintered/Unhinged flip ARC
Full SPLINTERED story w/bonus chapter of UNHINGED

Hazel Houghton
 Gets a signed copy of THE SHADOW GIRL
Gabi Gabriella
Gets a hardback of THE PECULIARS
Bea Tejano, Bella Belikov Colella, & Kari Wall
Each win one signed bookplate

Thanks everyone who entered!
More giveaways and prizes will be forthcoming over the next few months, so there are still lots of chances left to win.
Have a great week!

Monday, June 17, 2013

UNHINGED Teasy, Flippy Giveaway!

To celebrate finally being done with my frumious (albeit necessary) line edits, I'm sharing some Unhinged teasers and having a giveaway! And yes, it's INTL.
Let the futterwacken-ing BEGIN!

First, the Unhinged teasers:

Throughout book 2, Alyssa's Wonderland key and a keyhole heart locket are symbolic of a battle she has to face:

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Image attribution: Unlock by nondani on deviant art
Several more Carrollian elements are brought to light, including:

What exactly is tulgey wood?
What are the looking glass insects, really?

The meaning behind the following two lines of the Jabberwocky poem will be revealed:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Odds are, it's a bit scarier than you think ... (◕‿◕)

Also, this verse from Lewis Carroll's Prologue to Alice poem plays a huge role in the book:
A childish story take,
And with a gentle hand,
Lay it where Childhoood's dreams are twined
In Memory's mystic band...

Assorted Unhinged tidbits:

Morpheus has a new hat, and the moths are more than just decorative.

Morpheus and Alyssa have an intense moment in the midst of a raging fire.

Jeb's artwork catches the attention of a mysterious and beautiful art collector, but is his art really the only thing she's interested in?

Alyssa and Jeb bond while taking a magical train ride.

Alyssa's mother returns home from the asylum.  
Alyssa learns the truth about her mother's past, and the secrets her mother has kept could prove to be Alyssa's undoing.
And, last but not least, Alyssa has a new artistic medium for her mosaics. It's even more morbid, and creepier, than the bug art.


Now for the contest portion of the post...

What's up for grabs?

2 lucky winners will receive a signed
Splintered/Unhinged flip ARC

Two- 1st prizes: Full SPLINTERED story w/bonus chapter of UNHINGED

2nd Prize: Signed copy of THE SHADOW GIRL

Three- 4th place prizes:
One signed bookplate 

Use the rafflecopter provided below to enter, and good luck!

Also, if those teasers made you impatient, you don't have to wait to see if you won the flip ARC to read a free sample chap of Unhinged. One is available on NetGalley right now.
Click the picture below for information.
Unhinged Sample Chapter