{Here I am on Twitter}
  • @emikatj Thank you!
    December 21, 2014 5:57 am
  • It's been fun hearing from people reading Landline this week -- because the book actually takes place this week.
    December 21, 2014 5:54 am
  • @Eshults11 ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ•
    December 21, 2014 5:13 am
  • Me: "I think I've gained weight." Kai: "Over the course of your life? You have! You started out as ONE CELL."
    December 21, 2014 4:59 am
  • RT @noahWG: When did it become controversial to believe that both NYPD officers AND unarmed black NYC residents don't deserve to die?
    December 21, 2014 4:52 am
  • @BisHilarious ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    December 21, 2014 4:51 am
  • @EmmyS143 that's so cool!
    December 21, 2014 4:49 am
  • @MrsFridayNext Pretty sure you're playing Marry, marry, marry.
    December 21, 2014 2:48 am
  • @knottyyarn http://t.co/kxjlyXrpEf
    December 21, 2014 2:15 am
  • @knottyyarn That is the cutest thing you've ever said ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ•
    December 21, 2014 2:09 am

Eleanor, Side A — an “Eleanor & Park” playlist

Posted on December 25th, 2012

This is the first of FOUR posts about music and “Eleanor & Park.” Excessive, I know, but I can’t help it . . . When I start a new book, I start a new playlist, too, and I work on them concurrently. With “Eleanor & Park,” the playlists took the shape of mixed tapes for each character. So I ended up with four playlists — two mixed tapes with two sides each.


Behold! The “FANGIRL” cover! Is it not GLORIOUS?

Posted on December 18th, 2012

Presenting the cover of “FANGIRL,” my third book, which comes out in fall 2013. When I first saw the concept for this cover, I SHOUTED OUT LOUD. Actually … it was more of a squeal. A shouted-out-loud squeal. Click through to see the cover in its glorious entirety — and to hear me fangirl all over Noelle Stevenson, the illustrator.


Why aren’t we talking about narwhals?

Posted on November 15th, 2012

In which I carefully investigate the existence of narwhals. And steal adorable narwhal illustrations from Kai’s sketchbook. And wonder what other magic the universe is keeping from me. BRING OUT YOUR MIRACLES.



Posted on October 1st, 2012

October. My favorite month. Which, by the way, has only half begun.

Some find it melancholy. โ€œOctober,โ€ Bono sings, โ€œand the trees are stripped bare.โ€

Not I. Thereโ€™s a chill in the air that lifts my heart and makes my hair stand on end. Every moment feels meant for me. In October, Iโ€™m the star of my own movieโ€”I hear the soundtrack in my head (right now, itโ€™s โ€œSuite: Judy Blue Eyesโ€)โ€”and I have faith in my own rising action.

I was born in February, but I come alive in October.