I’m not going to lie. Writing is hard. For a long time last year, I thought I’d given it up forever. I knew, deep down, that I probably hadn’t, but sometimes you have to quit for a little while so you can keep going in the long run. I’m drafting a new book now. It’s … More Things I Tell Myself So I Can Keep Writing
Since SHAKEN came out yesterday (and a HUGE thank you to those of you who pre-ordered and ordered yesterday — you guys made my day!), I thought I’d share a few fun facts about its inception and creation. Wheeee! The San Francisco where Mitzy lives is pretty significantly different than the San Francisco in this … More Nine Fun Facts about SHAKEN
There’s a big announcement and a dancing Ewok at the end of this post, but first I’m going to ask you to bear with me for a little while. Most of the books I’ve written have been, somehow or another, about hope. The stories I’ve told have been about learning to believe in ourselves and our … More Kristin’s Big Announcement
I wrote this blog post a few months ago. It wasn’t easy to write, and it’s not easy for me to read now. But I think it’s an important topic, and one we don’t like to talk about simply because it’s not easy to discuss. There’s a chance, though, that my words may speak to … More The Other Side of Writing
It’s here! IT’S HERE! IT’S HEEEEEERE! What, you ask? Why, only the release day of my bosom friend Emmie Mears’s debut novel, THE MASKED SONGBIRD! Pretty exciting, right? My little bosom writer friend has grown up into a superhero, book-releasing author friend, and I couldn’t be more proud. For those of you who don’t know, … More A Bosom Release and Giveaway
Warning: this post will contain spoilers for no fewer than two book series and three TV series, and will make reference to sexual violence in fiction. Last week, George R. R. Martin released a new excerpt from The Winds of Winter, simultaneously breaking the internet and all of our minds. The excerpt called, simply, “Mercy,” contains … More How Far Does Author Loyalty Carry Us?
This opinion piece from The New York Times, called, “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Reader,” has sparked a small Twitter revolution this evening (one of many, I’m sure), and got my husband and I chatting once again about publishing. Writers and readers like Colin Robinson, author of that post and—dare I say it—elitist reader, likely detached … More A Writerly Proposal: Collectives