Simon & Schuster has created a website for the Sparkle Spa series! You can visit it over here at www.sparklespabooks.com and check out some of Brooke and Aly’s manicure tips. There’s a two-chapter-long excerpt of All That Glitters on there, too, if you want to see what the series is all about.
A friend was walking around in the Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side of Manhattan today and found All That Glitters on the bookshelves there! This is the first time anyone has seen a Sparkle Spa book in a bookstore!
The lovely Sandra Nickel featured me on her blog as part of her “What was on her…” series. If you click here you can read about what was on my to do list, refrigerator door, nightstand, to read pile, feet and mind (though not necessarily in that order). You’ll also get to find out my favorite Lewis Carroll quote. (Here’s a hint: The Queen of Hearts says it.)
Thank you so much for inviting me to visit, Sandra!
Happy New Year, everyone! I’m especially excited for 2014, because this year the first four books in the Sparkle Spa series will be launching–and so will the first Follow Your Heart book.
Plus, when I got home from my holiday travels, this very sparkly jacket sample was waiting for me in my mailbox. I love that glitter!
I just found out that Publishers Weekly reviewed All That Glitters! You can read the whole review here.
Here’s my favorite excerpt:
I have some exciting news over here! Kirkus just posted a really nice review of All That Glitters (where they talk about Purple Nails And Puppy Tails too!). If you want to read the whole thing, you can click here. This is my favorite quote from the review:
I hope everyone out there is having a wonderful fall so far. Even though summer seems pretty far away, I already have the book jacket for my first novel for teens, which is coming out on May 1! It has thirteen different endings and even more paths to get to those endings, so you can find a new story each time you read it. Here’s what the cover looks like! (I totally love it.)
Time has really been flying by over here. I can’t believe school has already started in some places—and is about to start in others. I spent a lot of my summer writing and traveling. And it looks like that’s how I’m going to spend a lot of my fall as well. It’s exciting to be working on two series at once, but it means my laptop and I go pretty much everywhere together.
Anyway, I jumped on here today because I am incredibly excited to share the covers for the first two Sparkle Spa books with you all. I totally love how they came out and can’t wait to see them on actual printed books!
Happy spring, everyone. I know I haven’t posted on here for a while, and it’s mainly because I’ve been so busy writing! I’ve been writing the Sparkle Spa books that I posted about in October—the first two of which will be out on February 11, 2013—and I’ve also been writing another new series called Follow Your Heart, which will be published by Puffin in the summer of 2013. It’s for a slightly older audience and lets the reader decide which ending of the book is the best one for them. So many books to write! But that’s the best kind of problem for a writer to have.