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The Brainstorm That Became Counteract

The Brainstorm That Became Counteract

One Sunday evening in November, 2010, Chase and I were brainstorming about Counteract, and we were sending ideas back and forth so fast it felt like we were playing a tennis match. Here’s another excerpt from the conversation: C: I think we should start with the government […]

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How Did You Develop Your Characters? Q&A with my nieces: Episode 10

How Did You Develop Your Characters? Q&A with my nieces: Episode 10

Sixteen year-old Madison asked: “How did you develop your characters?” These characters began as empty shells—as types, rather than real people. It took a while to get to know them, their stories, and their motivations. Both the characters and the plot went through a lot of changes! […]

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I Have Something to Say

If you know me, the title of this post might make you laugh. I’m never at a loss for words. Some might even call me annoyingly chatty. But for a long time, my inner storyteller was silent. I always intended to be a writer. In third grade, […]

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Resist: Book Two of the Resistance Series won a Silver Medal in the 2016 International Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Resist was named Best YA Fiction 2016 by the Texas Association of Authors Book Awards