• the artist is not the art

    I’m on a reading-books-for-adults kick, apparently, because not only did I just finish The Borrower, but I also recently read The Casual Vacancy (which, as you may recall, I got… Read more

  • The Borrower

    I just finished reading The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai. The protagonist is a children’s librarian, and for that reason alone, I wanted to read it. Bonus: it turned out to… Read more

  • 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