{Here I am on Twitter}

I wish I could tell Park and Eleanor about this.


I’M WRITING A GRAPHIC NOVEL!!!

So, this is the news I’ve been keeping secret so long, and I’m super-super excited about it.

I signed a deal with Calista Brill at FIRST SECOND BOOKS to write two graphic novels.

The first will be a collaboration with Faith Erin Hicks, the writer/artist of SO MANY GREAT COMICS, including Friends with Boys.

This all happened because of mutual admiration and Twitter. My career advice is now: Get excited about the things you love, and then TELL EVERYONE.

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I’m coming to the UK this summer!

Posted on April 16th, 2014

I’m coming to the UK in July, and I actually couldn’t be more excited about it. Don’t even keep reading this post if you can’t bear to watch someone go indiscriminately capslock.
I visited London two years ago when Attachments came out, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.

SO I AM COMING BACK FOR THE LANDLINE RELEASE.

AND TO CELEBRATE FANGIRL.

AND TO MEET YOU.

AND SIGN BOOKS.

AND MAYBE SEE MARTIN FREEMAN LIVE ON STAGE. (Dear God, somebody help me make this happen.)

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The LANDLINE cover is here!

Posted on October 11th, 2013

The LANDLINE cover is here! And I love it so much!

I might even love it more than my other covers … which is a WHOLE LOTTA LOVE.

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Is Eleanor fat? Or does Eleanor just THINK she’s fat?

Posted on July 26th, 2013

Sometimes people say to me, “But Eleanor isn’t REALLY fat, right? I mean, she just THINKS she’s fat.” I never know how to answer that question, but this is how it makes me feel . . .

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Why is Park Korean?

Posted on April 30th, 2013

This spring, after “Eleanor & Park” came out, I went on a book tour to high schools across the Midwest. A number of questions about the book kept coming up again and again, like:

Why is “Eleanor & Park” set in the ’80s? Is it a true story? Will there be a sequel? What happened to Eleanor’s cat — is the cat okay?

So I decided to write a few blog entries, addressing some of these questions — just in case other people have them, too.

I’m starting with this one: Why is Park Korean?

The first time I was asked this, my answer was: “Um, because he is.”

But the more that it came up, the more I thought about it — and the more realized that there were actually A LOT of reasons why …

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