If you’re in Jackson, MS on Saturday, August 19, stop by and say hi! I’ll be in a YA panel at noon with Angie Thomas, Joanna O’Sullivan, and Shalanda Stanley. Book signing after!

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If you’re in the Memphis area on Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 pm, come see me at the Collierville Barnes & Noble. It’s the first annual Teen Book Fest, with stores participating nationally. I’ll be singing copies of EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU, but looks like there will be lots of fun events all weekend. Check it out..and come see me!



Say you speak Italian…or just love EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU and want it in all available versions. Then how about you enter this contest? I’m giving away two copies of La Strada Che Mi Porta A Te!

If you’re in the latter category and want to know more about other translations, ETMY will come out in German and Turkish soon!

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I’m so lucky to live in Memphis, TN! I’ve gotten so much support from the greater community. A few examples: This Live at 9 interview with the nice folks at WREG. Below it you can find a podcast from my talk with Stephen Usury of Book Talk with WYPL!

Everything That Makes You interview with WREG

Book Talk with Stephen Usury

Anyone pre-ordering EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU through Booksellers at Laurelwood will get free goodies included with their signed copy–an ETMY bookmark and sticker!


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One lucky pre-orderer will win this awesome, custom-made, ETMY-inspired moleskine notebook. The lyrics on the cover were written by none other than Fiona Doyle herself!



Call Booksellers at Laurelwood for your per-order voucher at (901) 683-2032!

Want to come to the launch of EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU?

Any and all are welcome! I’ll do a short reading and answer a few questions, so come on by, even if you’re not in the market for a book right now!


Here are the details:

Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 pm

Booksellers at Laurelwood (387 Perkins Extd. Memphis TN 38117)

I’m hoping it’s a full house. Click this link to let Booksellers know you’re coming, so we’ll be sure to have enough chairs! (Note: If you already RSVP’d to an online invitation, you’re all set.)



Amber at Me, My Shelf and I designed me some AWESOME goodies! Here we have the EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU bookmark:



The oh, so lovely sticker:




And, for those of you who can’t get to an in-person signing, the bookplate:




Want some of these great EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU freebies for yourself? Send me a SASE. Make sure the envelope can fit the 8″x2″ bookmark and/or the 4.5″ square sticker. You can find my address on the contact page.

I’m in the mood to give away something….an ARC of ETMY, specifically. Click here to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway.

I love, love, love the cover to EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU. It’s such a great spin on the premise of the book, which follows the same girl–Fiona and/or Fi Doyle. Fiona suffered a freak accident as a child, leaving half of her face badly scarred. Fi did not. And this cover shows you both of them!

The beautiful girl in the photo is Fi–and beside her sits Fiona, drawn out of her own lyrics (that she can’t bear to sing out loud) and ripped from one of her Moleskine notebooks. The cover says so much so quickly, and for that I can only gush thanks to Erin Fitzsimmons, the designer. 



ETMY got some good press this week! There’s a mention about the book–and a quote from my agent Steven Chudney– in the Publisher’s Weekly piece on the 2014 Bologna Book Fair (click here to read.) It was a great surprise to see another article in the LA Times (read it here) the next day!

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