The Truth

I haven’t blogged in two months. What an awful supreme ruler I am, Minion Horde! You must be bummed. You must be annoyed. You must wonder why. The answer, I’m afraid, isn’t so simple. But as I’ve been telling you all for years now, Auntie Heather believes in honesty. So I’ll just tell you the truth, and then I’ll be a better Auntie about keeping you better informed about my goings-on.

The last time I blogged, it was around Halloween. I had just experienced a crazy month of promotion and touring and frankly, Auntie Heather just wanted to crawl inside her cave and pretend the world didn’t exist for a while. I’ve had a very stressful year, and I was looking forward to diving into some writing and letting the real world fall away for a while...

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Happy Halloween, Minion Horde!

Ahh, Halloween…when children’s thoughts turn to falling leaves, chilly nights, candy from strangers, and the occasional vampire-induced blood bath. Is it any wonder that Halloween is also my favorite holiday??

But I should back up a bit. Before I talk about Halloween (Samhain to any Pagan friends who might be reading), I have to talk about my two-week tour and how much fun I had! It really was a bit of craziness, what with broken down planes, snow storms, and hurricanes, BUT you Minions really came out and supported me and that was all that mattered. So thank you, thank you, thank you for coming to see me – and if you couldn’t, for whatever reason, thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting my latest book, SECOND CHANCE...

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It’s Pressie Time!

Minions, I realize that I haven’t been blogging a lot lately, but I’m trying to make up for that in coming days. Also, today I have a great excuse to blog – Auntie Heather has a pressie for you! On October 16th (which is the day SECOND CHANCE comes out – don’t forget!), new Minion gear will be for sale on! SQUEE! I’m pretty geeked about it, and consider sharing news of it with you good enough to be called a pressie, so make sure you guys check that out. And just a reminder that you can also win an XBox, so don’t forget those postcards!

So what has Auntie Heather been up to lately? Well, she’s having tooth drama, which is an issue when you clench your teeth...

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Everyone Else Is Already Taken

So my hair was compared to Sonic the Hedgehog this week.


(Sonic the Hedgehog – AKA Not Me)

I, of course, ABSOLUTELY LOVE and TOTALLY AGREE WITH this description. Sonic and I have amazing hair…er…pokiness head stuff going on. I think so, anyway.

But that’s not all I’ve been up to. Apart from vanquishing the WordPress demons that were preventing me from blogging, Auntie Heather has been off and traveling again! A trip up to Chicago for Anderson’s YA Lit Con and to visit two amazing middle schools, as well as a trip to Oklahoma city, where I presented at a cool librarian conference and visited an excellent middle school and a brilliant high school. Great trips, but I am so happy to be home.

I love visiting my Minions – I don’t think that’s a secret at all...

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I’m a Liar.

“Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories.”
~Daniel K. Moran

“When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer.”
~Isaac Singer

“Writers are liars, my dear.”
~Neil Gaiman

I’m a liar. What’s it to you? I have to be. It’s my job.

I’ve read many books. Many, many books. The good ones were written by good writers, but the best ones were written by the best liars. Let me explain.

Your job (my job, Neil Gaiman’s job, Stephen King’s job, etc.) as a writer is to lie soooooo well that even you believe the lie...

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