I didn’t always write fiction. After losing a contract for a YA novel many years ago, I decided to take a sure thing — an offer on a nonfiction proposal... Read More
Have you ever written a super-secret project, one you didn’t want to tell *anyone*? That was me, for years, as I worked on draft after draft of a weird, multi-POV... Read More
Sunday night, I wrote “THE END” on the draft of my part of the verse novel MOONWALKING, the story of an unlikely interracial friendship in Brooklyn in 1982... Read More
Interview with the author of new YA historical novel Open Fire, set in Russia in 1917, at a time of war and revolution.
What do you do when someone comes out with a book eerily similar to your unpublished project? How to survive being “scooped.”