• J.K. Rowling!

    Last week J.K. Rowling spoke at Lincoln Center. It was her only U.S. appearance to promote THE CASUAL VANACY, and Rebecca Serle and I GOT TICKETS! Not only that, we… Read more

  • Introducing: ChocolateNYC!

    It will probably come as no surprise that my friend and I have launched a chocolate blog. We are on a very serious quest to eat all the chocolate. And… Read more

  • events for the next month

    Saturday, October 27, 7 – 8:15pm, at Noella Brew Bar in Brooklyn, NY: Olivia Birdsall and I will be reading from our YA novels, speaking on the writing process, and… Read more

  • Introducing: MY SUICIDE PLAYLIST

    The thing about life is that people always want to know what you’re going to do next. They are sort of interested in what you have done, and maybe slightly… Read more

  • Real-Life Ice Cream Connoisseurs

    If you’ve read Past Perfect, you know that the protagonist, Chelsea, and her best friend, Fiona, love ice cream so much that they have decided to devote their summer to… Read more

  • Adventures in Havana!

    I have wanted to go to Cuba for years– possibly since I first saw The Buena Vista Social Club, and definitely since I first saw Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights…. Read more

  • Scav Hunt Update – 6:30 PM Friday

    Yesterday afternoon I did all non-Scav things: walking around on Michigan Ave., meeting up with my old supervisor from YALSA, getting a fancy cocktail at the Violet Hour in Wicker… Read more

  • Scav Hunt update – 3 PM Thursday

    As you may be aware, I have been involved with the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt since the year 2003. I competed for my first three years– once on the… Read more