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Category Archives: this & that

adventures in germany

Just a reminder about this Thursday (two days from now). I’ll be speaking at 7:00 p.m. as part of Orem Library’s Big Read. The event is free and open to the public. This is my hometown library and they are awesome. For more info, click here. Longtime blog readers may remember a post from the old site back in 2006 in which I talked about




the penguin five: nightshade

This month’s Penguin Five spotlight is NIGHTSHADE, a steamy paranormal romance by Andrea Cremer. And, once again, Penguin is providing two copies for giveaways later this week! We’ll get to hear from the lovely and very talented (she’s also a college professor!) Andrea Cremer on Wednesday (when she guest posts) and on Friday (when I’ll post an interview with her). Until then, visit Andrea’s blog




this week

I am listening to Only the Young by Brandon Flowers. I am reading this book of poetry to my kids. I adore the little Everyman’s Library books and have ever since my Gram first gave me one years ago. I’m a total sucker for them and own quite a few. There’s just something so lovely about a book of poetry that fits right in your




launch party news and contest links

I’m back from Germany! Big thanks to my husband for guest posting (you rock) and to all of you for commenting and making him feel loved. Maybe I’ll have to have him post again someday… I’ll post a real post tomorrow, but there are a few links and updates that I wanted to post ASAP. First of all, have you checked the EVENTS page lately?




guest post from the husband

(Ally asked if I (her husband) would write this guest post about what it is like being married to an author. If there is one thing that I know from being married to an author it is that you have to have a clear picture of your audience. To that end I have decided to address this blog post to what I am sure is




commercial premiere today!

Click here to visit MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog and see the full commercial for Penguin’s Breathless Reads…including MATCHED! What do you think? I’m in love… And here’s that beautiful still from the commercial just one more time: