So I have some big news! I’ve signed on again with Dutton/Julie Strauss-Gabel for two more books! I cannot tell you how happy I am about this. Working with Julie (and the rest of the team at Dutton/Penguin) has been the ideal experience for me. Julie is one of the smartest, kindest, most interesting people I know and it’s an absolute honor to have her
Author Archives: Ally
When I was presenting to a group recently, someone asked me about the hard parts of being published and going on tour. There are hard parts now and then (leaving the kids, no sleep, crazy schedules, deadlines, etc.) but there are also so many good parts. Obviously, the best part is getting to meet the readers, who care about the books and the characters. I
I was going through photos on my phone when I found this one that I took of my mom’s pastels. She had them all set up on a plateau in Zion and she was waiting for the light to be just right so that she could capture the sunset on the water and the rocks. I love this picture. Even though she isn’t in it,
Some news for you: *The CROSSED paperback will be released on March 12. Yahoo! *I am speaking and signing as part of the BREATHLESS READS tour this Saturday, February 16th at 4:00 p.m.at the Orem Barnes and Noble. More info on the Events page. *I am also going to be signing at Braun Books in Cedar City on Friday, March 1, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Yahoo!
My friend Brook took the above picture, and she used the “mud bird” scene in REACHED as the inspiration. I’ll keep this quite spoiler-free, but basically it’s a scene where a girl makes a bird out of some materials (one of those materials is mud, and one is glass). It’s a scene about creation and making something out of what you have. I’m working on
I’ve been so excited to put this up–the official playlist for REACHED! I love making playlists for the books, and it’s one of my favorite ways to interact with readers—it’s fun to hear their responses to the songs on the list! When I was writing “Reached,” these are the songs I listened to most. I tried to arrange them a little in the order of