A new young adult novel called Violent Ends will be edited by Shaun Hutchinson, written by 17 authors, and published by Simon Pulse in 2015. I am one of those 17 authors! Here's the full list: Shaun Hutchinson (also editing), Kendare Blake, Steve Brezenoff, Delilah Dawson, Trish Doller, Margie Gelbwasser, Christine Johnson, E.M. Kokie, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Tom Leveen, Hannah Moskowitz, Elisa Nader, Beth Revis, Mindi Scott, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, Courtney Summers, Blythe Woolston.
You can find out more about the book here. :-)
I have a third book in the works to get published with Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins! It's called FAR FROM US and I'm co-writing it with Michelle Andreani. Please check out the post Michelle put up on our blog about the deal. :-)
I was recently involved in a fun podcast with Sarah and Laura at the Clear Eyes, Full Shelves blog. I haven't listened to it yet (because I have a hard time listening to my recorded voice), but I totally invite you to do so. :-)
The topic we explored is "Personal Agency" and how it applies to characters in fiction (including my own) taking control of their own lives. We also veered off into sub-discussions about zombies, Vince Howard (a wonderful character on the TV series Friday Night Lights), and Courtney Summers (an author whom I ADORE).
We were very, very chatty, so the entire conversation is split into two parts. Sarah has put together posts at her blog for each part. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. I've gotten feedback that some listeners have learned a few things from what I had to say about my approach to writing, which is exciting to me. If you listen to the podcast, I hope you'll like it!